If you’ve got an older home with its original windows, you may be wondering if it’s time to replace them. Deciding whether you should replace your windows with new ones can be a tough decision. You may wonder if your older windows are costing you too much money, and whether the financial gains are worth the investment in window replacement.


At Window World in Bloomington, we are experts in window replacement and installation. We’ve put together this guide to help you decide if your windows are costing you money and if it’s time for a window replacement.



1.      Energy Costs

Windows can significantly increase your energy expenses. In fact, replacing your windows can cut your home’s energy costs in half. While energy expenses alone don’t add up to the cost of window replacement, the value they add to your home by making it energy efficient may.


2.      Repairs

Repairs are one of the biggest costs when it comes to older windows. Older windows are often prone to leaks and drafts, which can add up huge in terms of damage to your walls, floor, and furnishings. Newer windows don’t need painting and will look great after several years, whereas older windows can look pretty shabby if you don’t keep them up.


3.      Security

Protecting your home from a break-in is one of the best investments you can make. Most criminals will try several windows before choosing a home to break into, and they will choose the window that opens or breaks easily. If your windows are tough to crack, most burglars will keep on moving and look for something more accessible.


4.      Curb Appeal

Older windows can cost your home significantly in terms of curb appeal and value. They can detract from your home’s appearance and make your home look outdated and unattractive. Replacing the windows in your home can dramatically add to your home’s value, which means a better return on investment for you as a homeowner.


Bloomington Replacement Windows and Installation

If your home has older windows that need updating, we can help. Whether you’re looking for ways to save on your monthly energy costs or you want to increase your home’s overall value, we’ve got a wide selection to choose from.


Use our Design Center to upload a picture of your home and try on new looks, or visit our showroom to check out samples. Call our replacement window and installation experts at 309-827-5237 to order your new windows, or contact us to find out more about what we do.