We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but summer has officially come and gone. And while many homeowners might be prepping the exterior of their homes for the cold, some are planning to replace their windows and doors right before the chilly winds and low temperatures hit. Here are a few of our top reasons to renovate your homes’ windows during the fall:
- Normalize Your Home Comfort
Many people don’t realize that new windows can actually make a home more comfortable. Air leaks and drafts might not cause too much of a stir most of the time, but they are particularly noticeable on a cold and blustery day. Energy efficient windows with low-emissivity coating (Low-E) give homeowners more control over the amount of UV rays entering their home. During warmer months, Low-E repels the UV rays that cause excess heat, but when it gets colder out, it absorbs UV rays, keeping a home warm even during the chilliest months of the year.
- Reduce Your Energy Bills
ENERGY STAR ® Canada approved windows with Low-E coating can greatly reduce your heating and cooling costs. Windows are the number one place in a home where heated air can escape, and your furnace will end up using more energy trying to keep your home warm and comfortable. While a full window replacement might seem daunting, it’s a long-term investment and ENERGY STAR ® Canada estimates that upgrading single-pane windows can save a homeowner hundreds of dollars a year.
- Increase Your Home’s Value
New windows are one of the key features that homebuyers look for when deciding if a home is a good investment or not. While a homeowner might not have immediate plans to put their home up for sale, new windows are one of the features at the top of every homebuyers list, and investing in this ahead of time, will only be advantageous. From energy efficiency to aesthetic, the condition of a home’s windows can have a significant impact on the overall property value.
- Take Advantage of the Slow Season
One question that the majority of homeowners looking for new windows ask us around this time of year is about the weather conditions. While many think the cold weather might affect their renovations, there’s nothing to fear, as most professional window installers can complete a full replacement in a day’s time. Once spring and summer renovations are over, it’s common for things to slow down and most contractors are willing to work year-round in rain, shine, or even snow!
From the exterior curb appeal to long-term energy savings, there are many reasons to consider investing in new windows before the January chill hits. To learn about our wide selection of energy efficient products and get started on your fall renovation, visit our website and find the nearest JELD-WEN Windows & Doors dealer.