It seems like every time you go to the store these days, prices have gone up. Whether you’re shopping for food, clothing, or any type of household goods, there’s some level of sticker shock involved in just about every purchase. Home improvements have gone up in price as well—this includes home improvement products and services. A project that would have cost $5,000 just a few years ago, could now be well over $10,000!
Because of this, homeowners are having to prioritize which projects they take on. Smart homeowners are choosing to prioritize those projects that will increase the value of the homes and also save them money over time. One such home improvement project is replacement windows. Having replacement windows installed in your San Diego home is a project that well worth the money. Is it cheap. No. You can expect to spend thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars, depending on how many windows you have in your home. However, unlike other home improvement projects, installing replacement windows will actually have a good return on your investment.
It is estimated by home experts that you can expect to recoup upwards of 80% of the purchase price of your new windows when you go to sell your home someday. That return is substantially better than many other types of home improvement projects. In addition, when you install energy-efficient replacement windows, you will see savings on your monthly energy bills—especially in the hot summer months. As energy prices go up (as they always do), those savings will only increase. How many other home improvement projects will save you money on a monthly basis?
Currently, the federal government is offering tax credits on energy-efficient upgrades, such as installing replacement windows and doors, which means you can reduce your tax bill in the year you purchase your qualifying windows and doors. Other credits and rebates may be available as well, so be sure to check!
As with just about any product on the market, you can get cheap versions or more expensive versions. With San Diego replacement windows, you tend to get what you pay for. Cheap windows will be low quality and not very energy efficient, while more expensive windows will be more durable and will insulate your home better. There are some exceptions, however. Certain lesser known and locally made brands make high-quality replacement windows, but sell them at lower prices than the “household name” brands of replacement windows. Two such brands to consider are Monte Verde and Anlin, which are only sold by select authorized replacement window dealers, such as BM Windows in San Diego.
To conclude, San Diego replacement windows can be considered an expensive purchase because they require a fairly large initial outlay, but when you take things into consideration like tax credits, energy savings, and increase home valuation, they become a lot more affordable!