The question of whether or not you replace your windows seems like it’s fairly easy to answer. If your widows are damaged, leaking or not working properly, that’s when you replace them, right?
Well, yes, if those things were true, then it’s time to get new windoews. But, if you wait until those things are true, especially if you live in the Toronto and GTA area, it might cost you thousands or tens of thousands of dollars.
The truth is that most residential windows are ready to be replaced long before there are any outward signs to tell you so. And when you combine that with some of the charactersistcs of Toronto-area housing, there are a number of key reasons why you should replace yoiur windows sooner than you think.
• Energy Savings – window technology, especially as it relates to insulating your home, is advancing rapidly. Even if your windows are relatively “new”, let’s say 10 or 15 years old, they will not be able to insulate your home as well as newer technologies – or at least technologies that are now far more affordable than they were not long ago.
Considering the temperature extremes we experience in Toronto, from all-time low temperatures this past winter, to recent hot summers full of unpredictable weather, the better your windows insulate our home throughout the year, the more money you’ll save on energy costs.
• Real Estate Value – You’re are very lucky if you own a home in or around Toronto. The local real estate market, and the value of your home, is one of the most resilient and best performing in North America, if not the world.
But the hot market means that, if you are ever selling your home, you’ll face lots of competition from other homeowners trying to cash in on the high values. Something as simple as old windows can be the difference between a quick sael at your asking proce, or weeks on the market before you are forced to settle for the best offer.
Not only do new windows improve your home’s curb appeal, but home buyers who just made the biggest investment of their lives will appreciate the lower energy costs associated with them.
- A Healthier Home – Oe of the reasons that Toronto’s real estate market is so strong is that the population of the city ccointinues to grow at an unprecedented pace. It means there are significantly more people in the same geographic area than there were even 5 years ago.
With those people ccomes more automobile traffic, shopping centres, work places, airports, etc.. Together, they all contribute to making Toronto a busier, more noisy place with increased air pollution. Nothing will make the city less busy, but you can make your home a quieter place, with healthier air, by replacing your windows.
Replacing your home’s windows is a big decision. But you can make it an easier one be considering all the advantages you’ll enjoy with your new windows.