Fremont, CA replacement windows will add tangible value to your home. Replacement windows are installed for three reasons. One, and a very important one is to replace old, drafty, energy-inefficient windows. Another reason replacement windows are installed is to upgrade the exterior of a home to increase the curb appeal. A third reason that replacement windows are installed is that they are part of an interior remodeling project to modernize the inside of the home.
Having replacement windows installed is a common remodeling project for homeowners. The average life of residential windows is 15-20 years, so houses that are older than this will very likely need window replacements.
Many homeowners who are having replacement windows installed wonder if the replacement windows will actually improve the overall value of their homes. The reality is that replacement windows is probably the best return on investment (ROI) that you can make in your home in comparison with other common home improvement projects.
Adding a deck to your home has an ROI of 73%. The ROI on replacing your home’s roof is 75%. Adding a sunroom to your home has an ROI of 52%. The ROI for installing replacement windows has an ROI of between 70 and 80%. Very few home remodeling projects have an ROI of 100% or more, so replacement windows are very wise investment to make in your home.
However, there is more to consider when choosing replacement windows to get this excellent ROI.
One consideration is the window style. Much of choosing the right style of replacement windows has to do with the overall architecture of your property, the climate where you live, and the part of the country you live in.
If you have a lot of property around your home, for example, picture and bay windows can showcase the natural beauty right outside your door. Casement windows are easy to open and provide great ventilation and work well in kitchens, bathroom, and laundry rooms. Horizontal sliding windows are a popular choice for basement replacement windows. And double-hung windows, which give more ventilation flexibility and are easy to clean because they can be cleaned from inside the house because they tilt, are an overall excellent replacement window choice.
Another consideration for replacement windows is energy efficiency. Replacement windows have a wide range of energy-efficiency options (always look for Energy Star ratings, and low U-factor numbers and high R-value numbers).
Double pane and triple pane windows have a layer filled with an inert gas between the panes to provide extra insulating capabilities. Low emissivity glass reduces heat transfer and blocks ultraviolet light, which can, over time, damage the interior of a home. The features work together to make your home comfortable all year while lowering the amount that you have to spend on energy.
A final consideration for replacement windows is construction. How are they made? What material are they made out from? How easy it the material to maintain? How long will the material last? Is it the right material for where I live?
Vinyl, aluminum, wood, composites, and fiberglass are among the construction materials used in replacement windows. All have benefits and drawbacks, much of which is based on where you live and what kind of weathering your home endures year in and year out, whether that’s climate-based or your area of the country is more prone to natural disasters like tornados and hurricanes, for example. So you’ll want to choose the construction material that’s best for your area.
For more information about the added home that Fremont, CA replacement windows give, you can speak with our knowledgeable staff at California Custom Creations. You can contact us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.