You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.
Do you need new windows on your home? Your contractor may also do residential window replacement, and can be helpful in making your home complete with new windows you can love. If you're on the fence about whether you need new windows or not, then use this guide to help you.
You want to put your home on the market
If you have older single-pane windows or your windows have aluminum frames, then you might want to consider residential window replacement if you want to put your home on the market in the near future. Homebuyers are often looking for the most modern and energy-efficient properties, and upgrading windows can be a great way to make sure your home is one that stands out positively among competitors.
You want to save money on energy costs
New windows not only add home value but can also add energy savings to your home as well. Much of your home's energy goes right out the window, literally. Up to 30% of the energy lost in your home is through your windows, which adds up when it comes to the energy bill.
If you cannot afford to replace all your windows at once, at least consider residential window replacement in the windows that face the most sun or have the most energy loss, such as the ones in the main living room or dining area. This investment can start paying you back immediately in cheaper energy bills.
You want to remodel parts of the house
If you're remodeling any part of your home, make sure you do residential window replacement in the same rooms you're updating. An older, sagging window can make a remodel look lackluster and take away from the hard work you've put into the window in the first place. Your roofer can give you an estimate for window replacement so you can work new windows in your overall budget.
You want better curb appeal
Your home will have better curb appeal if you upgrade windows as they need to be done. It's best to start with the windows most visible from the street and work your way back from there. This means upgrading family room and living room windows first, and taking care of kitchen and other windows as you go. Your roofer can schedule your window upgrade projects as you can afford them, although labor costs might be cheaper if you can have more than one residential window replacement done at a time.