If you’ve never put new windows on your home, you’re not alone. Most homeowners only switch out windows once in their lifetime. And if you’ve only ever had wood windows, you might wonder if you should make a change or stick with wood. The vinyl replacement windows in Salt Lake City, UT bring a lot of advantages along with them and when you go from wood to vinyl, you’ll see them even more. Here are a few benefits you’ll gain when you go from wood to vinyl windows.
No More Maintenance
Wood windows, especially old wood windows, take quite a bit of maintenance. You have to scrape off the old paint every year or two and paint a fresh coat on top. That not only keeps your windows looking nice, but it’s essential to the insulating qualities of the windows. And wood windows only get worse over time, never better. You might find yourself having to repair them more often in addition to the regular maintenance. When you switch over to vinyl windows, all that goes away. You no longer have to worry about maintenance because you can’t paint vinyl—and you don’t need to. Plus, with brand new windows, repairs are a long way off.
Higher Home Value
It’s always nice to keep your home value as high as possible and new vinyl replacement windows can help you do just that. While wood windows are very warm and welcoming, they can also rot, warp, and cause the home all sorts of structural issues as they age. When you get vinyl replacement windows, you don’t have to worry about the material ever rotting or warping. Your home value will go up high enough for you to pay yourself back for the investment, for the most part. And the rest of the money, you can make up with lower energy bills along the way.
Smaller Upfront Costs
Your budget is always going to be important and when you get replacement windows, wood is going to cost more than vinyl. Some people assume you get what you pay for, but with window materials, that’s not always the case. Wood costs more right away and in the long run since you have to pay for materials (and possible labor) to maintain it. Vinyl costs less upfront and doesn’t cost you maintenance fees later, either. Plus, it’s just as good, if not better, at insulating your home.
These are just a few of the reasons why many homeowners find the switch from wood to vinyl replacement windows in Salt Lake City, UT beneficial. If you’re thinking about undergoing the project for your home, contact the professionals at HomeStar Windows & Doors for information. Give us a call at (801) 770-6835 and set up a consultation appointment with us. We’re happy to come to your home, assess what you have, and make recommendations based on your specific budget and situation. You can also stop by our showroom at 8724 S 700 E Sandy, UT 84070 to take a look at examples.