As the weather turns cooler, we're getting calls from homeowners around the Twin Cities metro area who are concerned about getting their homes ready for winter.  Often, one of the best things you can do in terms of making your home more comfortable in cold weather is to replace your old windows.  That's especially true if you notice drafts. New energy-efficient windows can eliminate those drafts while cutting the cost of your home heating. And those same windows will also help with the A/C bills next summer.

Yes, window replacement comes at a cost, but it's more appropriate to think of the price as an investment in your home that will pay off over time. Here are some of the reasons why replacing those old windows is a wise decision.

Energy Efficient Windows = Indoor Comfort

This is one of the biggest factors to consider when you're thinking about your windows. Does everyone feel comfortable indoors? Are there drafts?  Do you feel like your A/C or your furnace is working overtime to get to the right temp?  Could be your windows are the culprit.

How They Look One of the most noticeable features about a home - inside or out - is the look of the windows.  The right windows can do a lot for the curb appeal of your home, but they can also enhance the appearance of each room indoors.  A great way to bring an older home up to date is to replace the old windows with a more modern style.   New Windows, Improved Functionality

How the windows work is going to make a big difference.  As windows get older, they may get harder to open (or close). Windows that are difficult to slide open could be a safety issue, not just an annoyance.  Replacing old hard-to-operate windows with something easy to open and close will make your life easier. And for those who are looking for ways to make their home more conducive to aging in place, think about switching out traditional double-hung windows for the ease of casements or even sliding windows.

Getting a Good Return on Your Investment When You Replace Your Windows

Choosing home improvements that deliver well in terms of return on investment is wise.  Look for projects that not only will add value to your home but can cut costs like maintenance and utilities. Choosing the windows that do this means choosing the highest quality, best-priced ones.

As a licensed Minnesota home remodeling contractor specializing in exterior improvement solutions, installation of energy-efficient windows is just one of our services.  We'd love to meet with you to talk about putting new windows in your home - call us today at 763-785-1472.