When reviewing your home budget, you might wonder whether spending more money on windows is worth it in the end.
Windows are easily forgotten and quick to be compromised on your budget. When you’re building a new home or remodeling, you may want to focus your dollars on big spaces that have more visual appeal – living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. Those are great spots for investment, of course. It can be tempting to choose the cheapest windows possible. After all, they’re just windows, right? Well, here’s where you might be wrong.
Not All Windows Are Equal
Maybe in our grandparent’s day, windows were all about the same quality. Windows usually last 20+ years if they are taken care of well and installed correctly, so just picking something basic was a practical choice. Back then, windows simply needed to be functional, and they should last for a long time, so we slipped into the mentality that we should just install and forget about them, but not anymore. The reality is that windows come in all different shapes, sizes, material options, thicknesses, and so much more, which comes at a different price than the last.
Limitless Window Options
Today, there is a wide range of options for your windows. Styles have changed dramatically from the standard windows in the home you grew up in, and you may not even be aware of all the different styles available. Thickness, materials, films, tints, and more are also available to help you create the most efficient home for your needs.
Thick or multiple-pane glass can help you sound-proof or shatter-proof your windows if you have kids, young neighbors, or a park nearby that can threaten your peace. Tinted windows or window films can help reflect direct sunlight to keep your home more energy-efficient and comfortable if your home is oriented toward direct sunlight for much of the day.
These windows will cost more than the average cheap options because their productivity and quality are much higher. But you might still be wondering if spending more money on windows is worth it. Well, it depends. Upgrading for style can be very worth it if you’re remodeling an older home that needs modernized style for future resale value. Upgrading for thicker and quieter windows can save you money on future repairs and replacements. Windows that reject heat transfer through thickness, tints, or film can save you money on your utility bills to keep your home more energy-efficient. When you break it down, you can see that high-quality windows will keep your expensive air conditioning inside your home and keep extreme temperatures outside.
Upgrading Your Windows
Upgrading your windows to a more expensive and higher quality option can pay off in the long run – depending on what you need. Take some time to think about what kind of windows your home requires. In the end, you might be surprised to find that spending more money on windows now may be worth your while.
Let Mountain States Windows and Siding Help You
At Mountain States Windows and Siding, we’ll determine together whether spending more money on windows is the way to go and find the windows that will best suit your home. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and having a wide range of window options to choose from. If you’re ready to install new windows, contact us today to get started. We serve Lehi, Utah, and the greater Utah County area.