Homeowners are rushing to claim savings this winter like never before! Trusted sources—like HGTV and the U.S. Department of Energy—have gone on record, talking about the amazing benefits of window replacements.
With advancements in window technology, unusually high discounts from contractors and looming winter temperatures, this is the best time to upgrade! Here are the 3 main ways to take advantage of this rare opportunity:
Seasonal Specials & Credits
Most homeowners are eligible to receive a sizable green-energy tax credit when they upgrade their windows this Winter. On top of saving hundreds with this tax break, many homeowners can qualify for additional tax reductions from their state and utility company.
Many of these credits will expire in 2016, and with such high demand, they could run out as early as this month!
Competition within the window industry is pushing down prices and playing into your favor. Plus, most contractors are offering huge discounts on new windows. It's a buyer's market and to qualify, all you have to do is live in the right zip code.
There are many companies that allow you to get free estimates and offers in your area. Here are two of the most-trusted:
Earn back 60%-90% of your Costs
New windows are the easiest way to increase the value of your home. According to HGTV, by switching to energy-efficient windows you can earn back 60%-90% of your cost, if you ever decide to sell your home.
Cut Utility Costs by $100s
Did you know by simply upgrading to energy-efficient windows you can cut up to 40% off your utility bills? Older windows that don't function well can cost you a lot of money! According to the U.S. Department of Energy, over 25% of a home’s air conditioning or heating can be lost through bad windows. Here are a few warning signs that your windows are wasting you loads of money per month:
- Rotting Window Frames, Which Can Spread Mold Throughout Your Home
- Compromised Window Panes
- Inconsistent Hot or Cold Interior Temperatures
- Patches on Window Panes, Signifying Seal Leaks
- Loud Outside Noises Inside Your Home
Not sure if these issues exist with your windows? Have a Professional Contractor come out to take a look for free.