10 Benefits Of Vinyl Windows
Learn the 10 benefits of vinyl windows and find out why they should be at the top of your window replacement list. Combine numbers 1, 3 and 7 in our list and over the the 15 years you will recoup most, if not all, of the cost of replacements windows.
Federal Tax Credit
Most new windows manufactured today qualify for up to $1500 in a Federal Government Tax Credit. If you spend $1500 or more on your vinyl windows, you can take $1500 straight off your tax bill – better than a deduction, you save that whole amount!
Transform Your Home
Your house will look so much better with clean, new windows. Old, peeling or warped windows do nothing to make your home look attractive and inviting. Drive around your neighborhood and spot the houses with new windows – they are the ones that look fresh, attractive and well cared for.
Reduce Your Energy Bill
Vinyl replacements save you money on your heating and cooling bills. For an average American family that means a 10 to 25% saving each year, which adds up to roughly $300 to spend on something better.
Winters Are Warmer
Replacements make your home more energy efficient. So you don't just save money, you stay much warmer through the cold winter months. Heat loss through old, badly sealed windows creates chilly draughts around your home – new vinyl windows with better seals, glass fills and hardware keep the warmth in and the cold air out.
Summers Are Cooler
Not only do new vinyl windows keep the warm air in in winter, they keep the cool air in during summer. You'll feel cooler and your energy bill at the end of the month will be lower.
Better For The Environment
Going green may not be at the top your list when considering replacements, but they do play a small part in helping the environment. By cutting your energy use with less fires in winter and less A/C in summer, you will be putting out less CFCs into the atmosphere. So that's just an extra feel good factor for your new windows.
Increase The Value Of Your Home
Quality replacements will raise the value of your home so that you will get back a good proportion of the cost of your windows. You may not be thinking of selling your home in the near future, but you will still get the advantage of the higher value of your home when you reappraise it for home equity. Your home equity line will give you access to more money as your home value increases. Try our vinyl window cost calculator more specific pricing.
Make Your Home More Functional
There are a wider variety of styles and options than ever before. So you can choose vinyl window styles that make sense for your home and lifestyle, so that your home works the way you want it to.
Your old window with the broken catch might be great for when you lose the keys and need to climb in through the basement window, but it's not so great at keeping your family safe. Replacements are much more secure and the very fact of a home being well equipped can be enough to deter thieves from even attempting to break in.
Lower Home Maintenance
Vinyl windows need a whole lot less maintenance than your old ones do. Modern materials like aluminum, composite and vinyl stand up better to the elements and are practically maintenance free.