Most windows will only require minimal cleaning and maintenance to stay in good condition and last many years. However, they’ll need to be replaced eventually, especially if they’re nearing the end of their life span. While this is necessary to retain your home’s energy efficiency and comfort, window replacement can also increase your home’s resale value, especially if you are planning to put it up for sale soon. Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City and Central Missouri explains what you need to know.
Why It’s Worth Investing in New Windows
Like any other home upgrade or improvement, a full window replacement requires significant investment. If you’re already planning extensive renovations before putting your home on the market, you can also have your windows inspected to know their full condition. Your local contractor can identify even minor issues and make repairs, especially on the ones that are visibly damaged. A full replacement is recommended if most of your windows are showing visible signs of age or are significantly damaged.
Installing new windows can also make a big impact on your home’s property value. But as a homeowner, you may not put this high on your remodeling checklist if you are prioritizing other types of remodeling projects that offer a high return on investment. Nevertheless, you should know that new windows can provide high returns. New windows may attract more buyers as windows make up a big part of the exterior. This is simply because they’re one of the first things people notice when they see your home for the first time.
Knowing When to Replace Your Windows
It’s time to have your old windows replaced if you notice any of these indications of damage:
Warping and Rot – If you notice any sign of bending, warping or discoloration of your windows, those issues will be noticed by potential buyers as well. Damage is often caused by natural deterioration from the outdoor elements, but the warping is more often due to moisture being absorbed unevenly, which makes the frames regularly shrink and expand. This would be a factor for replacing them as soon as possible.
Moisture Between the Panes – Condensation normally forms on windows if there’s a big difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures. But if moisture is forming between your double- or multi-paned windows, that means that the seals are broken. This happens when the gas between the panes has leaked out and the window’s thermal properties have become practically nonexistent.
Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City and Central Missouri has got you covered for all your window replacement needs. Count on our certified installers to make sure you enjoy all the benefits that your new windows can provide. Call us at (913) 956-0887 or fill out our convenient contact form online to request a free estimate. We serve Independence, Olathe and the surrounding areas.