Green Windows Increase Home Value and Reduce Energy Costs

Green windowsHome improvement projects constitute work and expense, so it’s only natural to look forward to some form of return on the investment. Often, these returns are intangible, like peace of mind, convenience, and satisfaction.

Upgrading to green windows, on the other hand, can provide a more concrete benefit: cash savings.

Enjoy Lower Utility Costs with Energy-Efficient Features

According to a home energy efficiency consultant, 30% of heating and air conditioning “leaks” at home pass through the windows. Green or energy-efficient windows help reduce this problem by providing insulation. They also help keep the ideal indoor temperature stable by stopping heat transfer in and out of the house.

Furthermore, Energy Star estimates that households can save up to $465 a year if they replace single-pane windows and $111 a year for double-pane, clear glass windows.

Correct installation is important, too, says Uncle Skeeter’s Roofing, Siding & Gutters, a roof, window, and gutter replacement expert in Maryland. Only then can these windows properly regulate the temperature indoors.

Earn Returns of Investment When You Resell

Any home improvement undertaking could potentially increase the real estate value of your property. This explains why homeowners who intend to sell their property several years down the road add a backyard pool, upgrade to built-in kitchen appliances, and renovate their bathrooms. Window replacements can do the same thing for a house. The fact that they are energy-saving will also add to its appeal to future buyers.

Regarding curbside value, green windows are generally pleasing to look at and suitable for many architectural home styles like Cape Cod, Art Deco, Colonial, Mediterranean, and Contemporary. This is further encouragement for potential buyers and a boon for sellers.

By choosing green options for your next home improvement project, you are contributing to the rest of the world’s efforts in preserving the environment for future generations. Increased energy cost savings and property value are simply cherries on top of the cake.