One question about windows Omaha homeowners never fail to ask is “is it worth it to replace my windows?” This can be a tricky question to answer, since the very definition of “worth it” is bound to differ from person to person.
If your main consideration is keeping the hot air in and the cold air out, then it’s probably worth it to you, but only if you don’t look at it in terms of the windows paying for themselves. A quick look at Remodeling’s cost vs. value report for 2014 reports that full replacement of windows on a typical home ranges from just under USD 10,000.00 to almost USD 17,000.00; a fact check on the Environmental Protection Agency’s estimates on energy-efficient windows vis-a-vis savings in energy expenditures shows that, at most, you can expect to save USD 465.00 on your energy bills over the course of the entire year. At that rate, it’ll take you over 20 years for your windows to pay for themselves; if you’re at the other end of the range, at USD 126.00 per year, then your windows are not going to pay for themselves in your lifetime.
However, if you’re thinking of (eventually) selling your house in Omaha windows are a very good investment. Studies show that replacing old, broken windows with newer, energy-efficient ones can increase the sale value of your home by up to 10%. Consider, however, that buyers are unlikely to want to pay for a house if they’re going to have to immediately pay to fix stuff up. Simply making sure that the windows are all new and work properly can make all the difference between a successful sale, and an unsuccessful one. So if you’re even considering selling your home at some point, then the answer is a definite yes. Replace those windows, and make that sale.