Replacement Windows Payback

by Ben Kripps
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on Aug 25 in Clearview Construction

Replacement windows payback, whether you are considering wood, vinyl or fiberglassReplacement Windows - Night Picture windows, is one of the highest returns of all home improvements.  That’s especially good news if your present windows are starting to get weathered and need replacement or upgrade.

Good News For Homeowners - Payback From Replacement Windows

There are multiple pieces of good news for those looking for replacement windows at this time. Here are a couple of highlights – 

First, Replacement Windows allow homeowners to recoup, upon resale, one of the highest percentages of payback. According to the 2013 Cost vs. Value Report (published annually by Remodeling Magazine), vinyl replacement windows would return 65.2% of the cost of replacement. Wood replacement windows returned and average of 62.5%. Compared to twenty two categories of home maintenance or improvement, the vinyl and wood replacement windows ranked second and fourth respectively in terms of recouping the original investment.

Second, technology has improved the performance of windows in terms of insulating values. Today’s double pane gas filled replacement windows moderate the temperature on either side of the window better than ever. They keep the cold or heat out depending the season better than ever. This lowers energy costs and making your home cozier than ever.

Third, glass coatings protects from damaging UV rays keeping carpets, furniture and draperies from fading and aging.

Fourth, Vinyl replacement windows now feature wood-like veneer so they are look richer and more wood like than ever before.

Results From The Cost Vs. Value 2013 Report For Replacement Windows

Madison WI - Upscale Data       2013 East North Central Average

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For more detailed information about replacement windows and which windows would be best for your needs, please contact ClearView Sunrooms & Windows at 608-226-9800 or email 

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