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Is Window Replacement Worth the Cost?

It’s easy to see the benefits of replacing old windows, especially if you’re swapping them out for more energy-efficient ones. But when you start considering the cost, it’s understandable to doubt the practicality of the decision. Some people even argue that it might not be worth investing in new windows because these don’t really pay for themselves.

Yet, replacing your windows might still be a good option.

What Others Are Saying

New windows don’t come at a cheap price. And, according to some people, the savings promised by energy-efficient windows aren’t really enough to pay for them even in the long run. In short, it’s not worth the huge investment unless you’re planning to sell your home.

However, this disregards the immediate benefits that a window replacement can provide. Whether you’re selling or improving your home, installing new windows still has its advantages. Although hard to measure in numbers, these should still be considered when making your decision.

Immediate Benefits of Window Replacement

One benefit that you can enjoy right away is the improved comfort in your home. Whether it’s the warmer season or the colder months, you can expect to have cooler rooms or a cozier home. This promotes a better indoor environment where you can relax and feel comfortable.

Having new windows made with advanced mechanisms, which help deter burglars and other intruders, can also give you peace of mind. Your safety is very important, and this alone might just give you enough reason to update your old windows.

Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines ensures the professional installation of windows and exterior doors so you can get value for your money. Call us at (515) 209-3000, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We offer our services to homeowners in Urbandale, IA, and nearby areas.


"I received information and estimates from both Pella and Andersen. There was no contest between the two. Dave Steffes and everyone I had contact with were very professional and helpful. The quality and cost exceeded what Pella had to offer. I am very pleased with my choice."

Barb W. - Ames, IA
July 2014

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