As industry professionals, we understand how much time and effort goes into planning, designing, and building a house. It takes energy, focus, (and stress) to see it all look just the way you first envisioned it. This is why most opt-out for a cookie cutter home builder to provide them with pre-set home plans, styles, and designs, so they can choose based on which options “most closely fits their criteria”.. Which usually (and unfortunately) ends up to be none of them.. And builders are usually making it extremely difficult (and expensive) to go with an outside supplier..
But people like you aren’t afraid to take the challenge. People like you are fearless. People like you are what we need in the world to avoid morphing into a black and white version of “The Brady Bunch”.
Building a custom home - and seeing it through - is one of the most noble tasks one can perform in their life.
As the ancient proverb wisely makes its point:
“who would begin construction of a house without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that house and couldn’t afford to finish it!’”
In the same way, it’s so important for us to not only count the cost for the building of our homes, but to get the most value for the money that we are putting in, because that’s essentially what we are doing - generating an asset. So whether you are planning to sell your new home as a spec or plan on living in it for the rest of your life, it’s essential that you get what you pay for.
And putting tilt and turn windows into your home will not just save you money over time... It will make you more.
Our modern, European windows are exponentially increasing in value as older, more traditional window and door designs become less and less tolerable for the intelligent consumer/investor.
The growing desire for European windows observed among North American homeowners makes complete logical sense when looking at the facts.
Modern, tilt and turn technology provides better insulation in several key features such as wider and warm-edged spacers, thicker glass, high performance lowE coatings, rare-gas fillings, and carefully constructed profile materials to name a few. These features are estimated to save you roughly $1,000 in heating/cooling costs annually when optimized to its full capacity.
Multipoint-Locking systems provide for priceless security in protecting valued items and loved ones from burglaries, storms, and break-ins.
These products are built to last with a 50 year lifespan, compared to a standard North American product (15 year life span), where you could end up replacing your windows not once, but twice, costing you tens of thousands! This saves you money when you stay!
Not planning on staying 50 years? Because of this quality and accent worth, appraisers are valuing European tilt and turn windows much higher than standard windows, which when selling a home, an initial $10,000 investment can raise the property value of your home by $30,000-$50,000, making you money when you sell!
In conclusion, if you have the option to upgrade to European Tilt and Turn windows, do it!
If you don’t, fight for it! It will be one of the best financial decisions you could ever make.