Home improvement projects are more popular than ever right now, and you can probably guess which update Rod McDee and the Rod Squad* root for above all. Replacement windows, of course! Not only do new impact windows protect your property from extreme weather conditions, like hurricanes and tropical storms, they also offer an unexpected range of everyday benefits that make home a great place to be.
Strength is Rod McDee’s middle name, and it’s also his favorite benefit of window replacement. “Window technology, especially here at CGI®, is always advancing, so new windows are generally better fit to withstand all types of impact,” says Rod. That includes protecting against weather conditions and break-ins, boosting your security and peace of mind no matter what’s going on outside. CGI® impact windows also shield your home from harmful UV rays that can fade furniture, drapes, artwork, and other decor.
Instant Curb Appeal
Windows are an important element of the look and feel of your home and its curb appeal. Outdated, worn frames can make properties seem shabby (“And not in a chic way!” contends Rod Squad co-founder Penny), but replacement windows can update your home’s facade instantly.
New windows give you the opportunity to truly transform exterior and interior styles with a change of color, design, and other custom options. When Penny built her home she opted for traditional grids to match the classic look of her new place, and Buzz decided to spice things up by updating his property with designer fixed windows.
Of all the remodeling projects you can undertake, window replacement has one of the highest payoffs. A desired feature for homebuyers, this update has a return on investment (ROI) of 67.5%**. But, even if you don’t plan on selling in the near future, replacement windows can improve your daily comfort with better climate control that has the added benefit of lowering heating and cooling bills. Some regions even offer tax and insurance discounts for impact windows because they’re so protective. “The savings can really add up!” says Buzz.
Loud construction, barking dogs, traffic sounds – they all amount to noise pollution, which can dramatically affect your enjoyment of your home. It can also be especially challenging for families with children, light sleepers, and skittish pets.
No matter what’s going on outside — even your neighbors’ annual backyard bash — impact replacement windows can keep your place up to 63%*** quieter. That means more peaceful interiors and fewer distractions.
Ready to update your home? Find a CGI® dealer expert in your area today.
*Rod McDee and the Rod Squad are fictional characters and are not CGI employees. All actions are for entertainment purposes and do not represent actual certification tests and quality assurance.
***Sound reduction percentage is based upon the Sentinel Aluminum Picture Window’s (PW130) OITC rating compared to a single-pane window with an OITC rating of 19. Actual results may vary.