Summer's almost over, school's starting, and soon the leaves will turn color. It also means that colder weather is just around the corner. Fall is a great time to replace those old, leaking windows with some new vinyl ones. Many homeowners in Iowa have already done so and are enjoying the benefits. It's not too late to prepare for winter. Why not consider replacing the windows in your current home this fall before the temperature drops? You'll not only enjoy lower heating (and cooling bills), it will increase the resale value of your home.
Replacing your windows is one of the most cost-effective investments you can make in your home. The following list explains four good reasons why it is a wise decision to replace the windows in your Iowa home.
Most new windows are designed to be much more energy-efficient than older ones. If you are replacing single-pane windows with new double-pane windows, you could save from $100 to $500 per year. Even replacing old-style double-pane windows with new ones can save you at least $100. These savings accumulate with each new winter of heating and summer of air-conditioning. In addition, you are contributing to the overall savings in energy usage, which benefits everyone.
Vinyl replacement windows require practically no maintenance. Wooden windows and storm windows require the most maintenance. In addition to taking the storm window on and off each year and storing them in the off-season, they and the primary windows need to be scraped and painted every few years. Even aluminum windows require special cleaning and maintenance because they tend to corrode during the winter months.
Because of their design, your new vinyl windows are much easier to clean than traditional windows. You no longer will need to lift the storms up and down to clean the insides, nor will you need a ladder to clean the outsides. All you need to do is tilt the window inward, and you can access both sides of the window at the same time. The vinyl frames and inserts are also easy to clean with a little household cleaner.
New vinyl windows definitely enhance the appearance of your home. Vinyl windows are specifically designed for Midwestern winters and summers and always look new because they never corrode or require painting or staining. You can select from a variety of styles to make your home look its best. Also, because your new windows are easier to clean, you will clean them more often.
According to Angie's List recommended remodeling projects, you can expect at least a 70% return on investment with new replacement windows. This is on top of the energy saving you experience while you are living there. In some cases, newer windows are also safer for families with children, which adds extra motivation for potential buyers.
Midwest Builders is proud that they are the only Iowa window dealer selling the custom-made "COMFORT ZONE" vinyl replacement windows. After over 50 years in Iowa, we have designed these windows to be both cost-efficient and effective during Iowa's extreme climate changes. Contact us today for a free estimate to replace your windows this fall.
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