With housing prices being what they are, many Massachusetts homeowners are opting to renovate their homes rather than move to a new home. If you’re in this situation, you know how important it is to make the most of your home improvement budget. With that in mind, let’s talk about the role replacement windows have in your plans and how early in the process you should have them installed.
Ideally, your home should be energy efficient. This is good for the planet, of course, but in dollars and sense terms, energy efficiency is about maintaining your wealth. When you’re paying for home heat that escapes outdoors through leaky windows and doors, you’re spending money that could otherwise go into your savings or be spent on other things your family needs or wants. The best time to start saving money is as soon as possible.
When thinking about energy efficiency, you want to think about your whole home as a unit. This is especially important to keep in mind if your renovations include an addition, conversion of a basement or attic, or other significant new construction. If the new build is as efficient as one would expect, the most sensible place to address efficiency issues may be the existing windows in the original part of the house.
For this reason, many Massachusetts homeowners address replacement window installation fairly early in the whole-home renovation process. Having good windows in place that keep cold breezes and moisture outdoors will make it more comfortable for you as you work on the many other interior projects that come with renovating a home. There’s no law that says you can’t be comfortable while you paint, put in new carpeting, or do any of the other numerous projects that come with turning the house you have into the home you want.