Some replacement window dealers exaggerate the benefits of installing modern replacement windows and patio doors. Many of our friends and neighbors living in New Jersey or metropolitan New York neighborhoods have probably seen advertisements promising 100 percent return on investment within a few months or a couple of years.
The truth is replacement windows do increase the resale value of your home, enhance energy efficiency and comfort and lower monthly heating and air conditioning bills. BUT, they won’t pay for themselves in a few months, and any dealer than promises they will is not being totally honest with you.
If you’re thinking about replacing existing home windows, and you want to make sure you maximize your return on investment, remember the choices you make about window style, glass options, frame materials and installation professionals will have a major impact on your window performance and value.