If you live in New Jersey or anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic U.S., a midrange window replacement project can give you a return of about 68 percent of the job costs. Upscale window replacement ROIs are just slightly lower at 62 to 67 percent. These figures are from Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value report, an annual survey that gathers and compares job cost and retained value at resale for some of the most popular remodeling projects in the U.S.
If you’ve been thinking of commissioning replacement windows in Edison NJ or any of the surrounding areas, here’s some good news: new windows are still among the top 10 home improvement projects with the biggest payoffs. And that’s not even counting the costs you can recoup in the form of monthly energy savings.
The Energy Information Agency says that energy prices in New Jersey are among the highest in the country. While consumption per household is moderate, the high costs mean that the average New Jersey household spends a whopping $1,600 per year on energy. Space heating, lighting, water heating, and air conditioning account for the biggest chunks of the household energy consumption pie.
This is why new windows pay off so well in our state: they help lower the amount of energy required to keep indoor temperatures stable, which means huge savings on your energy bills. It really pays to be smart about your glazing and framing options. Energy-efficient windows may cost more upfront, but the fact that they do earn their keep makes them worth every penny. Installing window treatments like drapes, blinds, awnings, or shutters can further increase the amount of energy you save per month.
To know more about energy-efficient replacement windows in Monroe NJ and the rest of Central Jersey, don’t hesitate to call Valiant Home Remodeling. Schedule a free in-home estimate today!