3 Common Myths About Replacement Windows

There’s an old saying that a lie gets half way around the world before the truth even puts on its shoes. This is definitely the case as it relates to replacement windows since there are some oft-repeated misconceptions about them that you may actually believe to be true.

Let’s take a look at 3 common myths about replacement windows so you can make an informed decision when you need to get replacement windows for your home in Redmond, WA.

  1. Energy Efficient Windows Won’t Really Save You Any Money

When you consider that many people who upgrade with replacement windows in Redmond, WA do so because of the promised savings, you can see how such a myth can be very misleading. Buying energy efficient replacement windows with features such as multi-paned glass, tough weather resistant materials and adequate insulation properties will definitely help you to save on your heating and cooling costs. Over time, you can potentially recoup the cost of the replacement windows through energy savings. The cost-saving claims are definitely true.

  1. Replacement Windows Won’t Impact Your Home’s Resale Value

Another common myth is that investing in replacement windows won’t increase the resale value of your residence. Nothing could be further from the truth. A report from ISoldMyHouse.com, for instance, shows that investing $10,000 to buy replacement windows translates into an $8,500 increase in home resale value. You can potentially be on the receiving end of a return on investment of a whopping 85%. Plus, there are other reports that show a positive link between investing in replacement windows and an increase in home valuations. Whether you plan to sell and want to be more appealing to prospective buyers or you don’t want to sell but want to make your home more valuable, replacement windows make sense in Redmond, WA.

  1. Replacement Windows Require a Lot of Maintenance

If you have windows with wood frames, you’ll have to invest time into keeping them in good repair. Over the years, you may have to sand and repaint them so that they continue to look as good as they did when they were first installed. But many types of replacement windows come in materials (like vinyl), that won’t require the sort of maintenance that other material types might. In short, you can get windows that require very little maintenance so you’ll be able to use your time for other more pressing (or more fun!) matters.

Emerald City Energy is here to help when you want replacement windows for your home in Redmond, WA. We’re your premier provider of doors and windows and we have the products and services you need. For a free consultation, give us a call at (425) 228-1792. One of our staff members will be pleased to assist you. If you’d prefer to stop in look at our extensive collection, stop by 906 Industry Dr., Tukwila, WA 98188. When you’re ready to help you explore your options for replacement windows today.