As you’re going through your spring cleaning checklist, you may find that no amount of scrubbing is going to solve your window problems.
If your windows are outdated or in desperate need of repair, the best option is to have new windows installed. While some people like to wait until summer to have this done, we recommend getting it done now.
We’ve gathered a list of seven reasons to have your windows replaced now instead of waiting any longer. Keep reading to learn more.
Recently, it was estimated that the total cost of construction has increased by 30% over the course of a year. That means the sooner you get a project done, the more money you can save.
The majority of this rise in construction costs is because the cost of materials is on the rise. When it’s something we can’t control, we’re stuck charging more to our clients.
Although it’s not ideal, it’s why we recommend having home improvements done as soon as you can. This will allow you to lock-in lower prices on materials.
There’s also no guarantee that labor costs will stay the same. If these went up, then so would the entire cost of installation. Even placing an order just a few months earlier can help you save a ton of money on installation.
Because so many people wait until summer to have their new windows installed, it will take longer for you to get yours in. There may be a long list of people ahead of you that you have to wait for.
This can make it difficult for you to enjoy your summer vacation if you’re waiting to get more energy-efficient windows that aren’t letting all the cool air slip out of your home.
However, if you have your project done earlier in the year, you’ll beat the rush. That means your windows will be installed sooner and you can start enjoying all the other benefits that come with having new windows.
No matter what time of the year it is, if you have inefficient windows, you’re losing money to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The sooner you get new windows, the sooner you’ll start seeing a drop in your energy bills.
According to a recent guide put out by Energy Star, homeowners in Nashville can save an average of $280 per year by switching to an energy-efficient window from a single-paned option.
It will take a few years for the windows to pay for themselves for most people, but because our windows are designed to last for years to come, you can enjoy those lower energy bills for a long time.
Despite only getting an average of six inches of snow per year, Nashville winters can still take their toll on your windows. The temperature fluctuations can cause materials to shrink and grow which can damage the structural integrity of your windows.
Although your windows probably aren’t going to spontaneously fall out of your walls, this damage can cause them to become less energy efficient. It can also cause them to wear out faster.
Fortunately, fixing this damage is as easy as having your windows replaced. We have multiple brands of windows, including Soft-Lite, Joyce, MI and our new fiberglass windows by FiberFrame, designed to completely keep out air and water which can prevent future damage to your windows or your home.
Something many people don’t think about is how comfortable their home will be during the installation process.
It can be next to impossible to maintain a comfortably low temperature during the summer when you constantly have workers coming in and out of your home. Not to mention all the air that will escape as the windows are removed to be replaced!
If you want to stay cool and comfortable during installation without having to abandon your home, you’ll want to have your windows installed in the spring. Then the weather will be cool enough to not need the AC.
Whether or not you’re trying to sell your home, new windows will give your house the facelift it needs to look great as soon as someone pulls up in front of it. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to increase curb appeal in your Nashville home.
If you’re planning on having people over during the summer, this is a great way to help your home feel more fresh and inviting. Guests will love coming over to your home when they see how it looks with new windows.
Installing new windows is a great investment to make if you’re planning on putting your home on the market soon. The increased curb appeal alone will help bring in more potential buyers.
Besides that, the best way to get the most out of the sale is to ensure that your home is updated for the new buyers. Most people are looking for homes that are move-in ready and will gladly pay more to avoid having to do work themselves.
If you did have to replace the windows after the buyer inspects the home, this will slow down the selling process. It could even cause a buyer to abandon your home and move onto another one that’s already ready for them.
That means if you want to sell your home as quickly as possible, you’ll want to start making changes to it now so that it’s ready when it goes up for sale.
Now you know seven reasons as to why you should have window replacement done before summer hits. As you can see, there are many advantages including increasing curb appeal and saving you time and money.
If you’re ready to have new windows installed, contact us today for a free quote. We’d be more than happy to answer all of the questions you may have about how installing windows in the spring may be better than waiting until summer.