Replacement windows are often touted as a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your home and save you money over time. While that’s certainly true, greening your eco footprint is far from all they can do for you and your wallet. Here are three other ways new windows give you more than your money’s worth:
1. Windows can add pizzazz to your home, making it more attractive and light-filled for you and future buyers. Installing a single stained glass window in a living space can serve as a beautiful focal point; playing up the period or style of your home with your windows adds character that sets it apart from the neighbors’ homes.
2. Your home is your sanctuary. Use windows to add privacy, while adding light where you want it. Frosted and ribbed glass panes are wonderful options for bathrooms, closet doors, or windows where you’d rather not see the view outside. Glass block can serve a similar function, adding light while obscuring that which you’d rather not see — or those whom you’d rather not allow to see in.
3. Silence outside noise with windows. High-tech laminated windows reduce sounds from nearby roads — or the neighbors’ barking dogs — as well as protect furniture and carpets from the effects of bright sunshine, which fade from UV exposure over time. Good luck, and remember windows are a great investment that will give you a large (ROI) return on investment.