Are Replacement Windows Worth It?
Generally speaking, replacing your windows will see a positive return on your investment. However, you need to determine which benefits are most important to you before spending your hard-earned money.
Is making your home more energy-efficient the driving reason for replacing your windows? Are you looking to rejuvenate your home’s appearance and value with slim profile windows? These are the questions that you need to answer first before investigating if replacing your old windows are worth it.
Before & After Replacement Project
- Vastly improved energy performance thanks to double glazing and weather sealing strips.
- Achieved authentic period sash window designs with a slim profile and narrow midrail.
- Enhanced comfort and well-being for the homeowner.
Understanding Window U-Values And Energy Performance
Investing in replacement windows with low U-values will drastically increase the overall energy performance of your home. This is one of the leading reasons for homeowners to replace their old windows as they can enjoy lower utility costs at the end of each month.
It’s important that you opt for replacement windows with a low U-value. The U-values of a window gives an indication of the thermal performance of the materials. You should aim for a minimum U-Value of 1.1 w/m2k for casement windows and 1.3/1.4 w/m2k for sliding sash windows. Marvin Architectural can reach U-Values as low as 0.65 w/m2k for homeowners seeking a superior energy-saving window solutions. A word of warning, some window companies advertise just the glass U-value and not the overall window U-value. You should always make sure that you’re reading the overall window U-value which is indicated by w/m2k.
As well as U-values, you should also pay close attention to the airtightness rating of your replacement windows. The Air-tightness rating of a window isn’t just an indicator of its energy-efficiency, it’s an extremely important sign of build quality. Windows with poor air-permeability will quickly result in unwanted air-leakage and condensation within your home
The CE marking indicated by your window & door supplier makes sure that your products are consistent with their Declaration of Performance. It also provides you with a reliable way to determine a window’s energy properties, build/design quality and to compare different manufactured products. You should always check that your new window & door performance features are consistent with their CE markings before making any final purchasing decisions.
Renewing Your Home With Replacement Windows
Replacing your old existing windows with new slim profiled windows will drastically improve the overall aesthetics of your home. The slim profile found in Marvin windows can increase the glass area of your windows up to 35%. This can drastically improve your outside views and allow a greater amount of natural light to flood into your interiors. Did you know that using premium replacement windows can notably increase the value of your home?
If you live in a period style home then maintaining the exact design of your existing windows is vital to the architectural integrity of your home. Marvin can offer like for like replication of your existing historic windows with the added benefit of modern performance.
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