Like most things in our homes, windows don’t last forever. The average window has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Vinyl windows can last more than 20 years.
If it’s time to take action and get those windows replaced, you may be wondering, “How much does it goes to replace windows?”
Here’s an estimated calculation: The average home in the United States has eight windows. Costs vary considerably based on add-ons and window types but our team estimates that replacing eight windows in a home could range from $3,000 to $8,000.
Benefits of window replacement
The benefits of getting new windows outweigh the cost. You’ll get a significant return on your investment. Here are nine reasons why:
1.New windows will help lower energy bills. Poor performing windows contribute to heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.
2.In addition to helping save on your energy bills, replacing and upgrading windows can have a direct impact on your home’s value. Window replacement is not as aesthetically noticeable as a room remodeling project, but the impact on your home’s equity is certain. According to 2018 date from Remodeling Magazine, the national average return-on-investment (ROI) for wood replacement is 69.5%. That’s higher on average than popular midrange projects, such as a major kitchen remodel (59%), bathroom addition (59.9%) or a backyard patio (47.6%).
3.Window replace can lessen your impact on the environment. Many window brands have energy-efficient, ENERGY STAR certified options.
4.New windows help start making your home into a smart home. Many replacement windows are available with the option of open-close and locked-unlocked sensors, so you can add windows and patio door monitoring to your smart home system.
5.New windows enhance curb appeal. With a wide array of window types and stains, colors, grille, patterns and hardware finishes, replacement windows are great way to update your home’s style.
6.No more scraping. If you have older wood windows, gone are the days of scraping and painting them. New replacement windows are available in several different materials that are virtually maintenance-free.
7.Improve your windows’ functionality. If your old windows are stuck or hard to open, it may be time to replace them. Or, perhaps you’d like to change the type of window for improved ventilation.
8.New windows are easier to clean. Many of today’s replacement window styles tilt in for easy cleaning of both the interior and exterior glass from inside your home.
9.Reduce drafts. If you current windows are broken, drafty or have condensation between the panes, it’s probably time to replace them. You’ll wish you had done it sooner.
As you can see, window replacement can improve your life with better home comfort, safety and less maintenance. Plus, they look great and save money in the long run. So, the next time you ask, “How much does it cost to replace windows?” you might want to change your frame of reference and ask, “How much will it cost if I don’t replace my windows?”