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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vinyl Replacement Windows Provide Strong Return-On-Investment

Smart homeowners invest in home improvement projects that pay off both now --- and in the future. Vinyl window replacement is one of those projects.

According to the REMODELING 2012-13 Cost vs. Value Report homeowners can recoup 71.2 percent of their costs when replacing existing windows in their home with energy efficient vinyl windows. This results in a vinyl window replacement project having more return on investment for consumers than adding or remodeling a bathroom, kitchen or sunroom.

The report estimates that a mid-range window replacement project is estimated to cost a homeowner an average of $9720. Of this amount, the consumer should recoup $6961 of that investment when they’re ready to sell their home. And, homeowners also save on energy bills from the day the replacement windows are installed in their homes.

According to the Cost vs. Value Report, vinyl window replacement projects in the home have a higher return on investment than adding a sunroom, master suite or garage to a home.  The report also shows that vinyl replacement window projects have a higher return on investment than a kitchen, bathroom or basement remodeling project.

While some “wish list” home improvement projects may enhance the living space, replacing existing windows with energy efficient vinyl windows clearly is a smarter investment for both the short- and long-term.


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