Homeowners across America are taking a good look at their properties, and many don’t like what they see. As a result, more people are taking steps to improve the look and value of their home.
General strengthening in the housing market over the past 18 months is translating into increased spending on home improvements, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, spending on home remodeling totaled more than $130 billion in 2013. That’s a strong 3.1% increase over 2012 spending, and an indicator that homeowners are more willing to invest in maintaining what is still the most valuable asset they own – their home.
This growth in remodeling should continue for the foreseeable future. According to Eric S. Belsky, managing director of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, says, “Homeowners are more comfortable investing in their homes right now. Consumer confidence scores are back to pre-recession levels, and since recent home buyers are traditionally the most active in the home improvement market, the growth in sales of existing homes is providing more opportunities for these improvement projects.”
What about your home? Could it use a little care and attention? Now is a great time to evaluate the condition of key components and systems to make sure they are working properly and delivering the best value in terms of comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency.
One of the most popular home renovations is replacing tired, worn out windows with new, energy efficient models that offer superior performance with the added benefits of improved appearance and functionality. For example, replacing your windows with an engineered window like those made by Renewal by Andersen® can save you up to 30% or more in energy usage, reducing monthly heating and cooling all year long. And new windows have consistently been among the top ten projects on Remodeling Magazine’s list of best home improvements for return on investment.
Take a look at your home’s windows. If they are showing their age, stick when opening or closing, rattle, fog up easily, or allow drafts to enter your home, there is no better time than right now to correct these problems with brand new Renewal by Andersen® windows.
Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut is your local source for new energy saving doors and Andersen windows in Hartford and across central Connecticut. When you’re looking for quality customer service, superior products, and lasting value, call (860)-904-1931 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.