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While some home improvement projects are done purely for aesthetic reasons, window replacement projects offer a wide range of benefits.

If your current windows are decades old, they're probably difficult to clean, provide poor insulation, and get stuck every time you try to raise or lower them.

Old wooden window frames also tend to deteriorate over time, which negatively impacts both their appearance and their ability to seal out drafts and outdoor temperatures.

Modern, energy-efficient windows make older models look like they're straight out of the Stone Age! Many windows manufactured today meet strict U.S. government standards for energy efficiency and durability, which can help you save money on your home energy bills. These new features include multiple panes of glass, which provide improved insulation and impact resistance. Instead of using just plain air, many of these advanced windows are insulated with non-toxic gases, such as argon and krypton. (As long as you're not Superman, you'll do just fine!) If you're willing to pay extra, there's also the option of having mini-blinds inserted between the panes of glass.

Reducing Home Energy Costs

According to the EPA, "Replacing old windows with ENERGY STAR certified windows lowers household energy bills by an average of 12 percent nationwide. Lower energy consumption also reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and shrinks a house's carbon footprint."

Energy Star-certified windows also have special coatings that reflect both infrared and ultraviolet light. That not only helps keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter, but it helps stop the sun's rays from fading furniture colors, flooring, and other materials.

Some of the newer windows are available with three or more layers of glass panes, which can help make your home more comfortable and quieter. If external noise is an issue, installing well-insulated windows with multiple panes can reduce that problem significantly.

Although many of the new window products are constructed of wood, they're often covered with vinyl or aluminum to be more weather resistant and durable. Fiberglass is another low-maintenance, durable material that offers good insulation qualities.

Cost Versus Benefits

While a window replacement project can take a big chunk out of your home improvement budget or bank account, it does provide a return on your investment. In addition to the fact that your home energy costs should decrease, installing new, energy-efficient windows will improve your home's marketability in the future. If and when you decide to put your home on the market, the fact that you've installed energy-efficient, easy-to-use window replacements will be a major selling point in the minds of prospective buyers.

As is the case with all home improvement contractors, it's always a good idea to get several estimates and check references, read online reviews, and take a look at Better Business Bureau ratings before choosing someone to handle the project.



6 CRESTWOOD Drive, Hudson, NH 03051

Single-Family

$489,000
Price

3
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Stately 2,660sft hip-roof Colonial, the former model in south Hudsons "Country Meadow Estates". Hardwood flooring on the first floor through the informal spaces as well as formal dining, living and den/office/playroom. Perfectly designed for entertaining, the expansive family room with gas fireplace and cathedral ceiling is open to the WOW center island KITCHEN with granite surfaces, a barista station, all new appliances including an induction cooktop & built in wine refrigerator. The rear deck overlooks the private 1.276 level acres (adjoining wooded "OPEN SPACE" PRIVACY). Upstairs are three large bedrooms, including a master suite with newly updated private bath and large walk-in closet. The mud room on the walk-out lower level connects the 2-car garage to the game room and the gym and has a DriCore floor. MOVE IN READY - QUICK CLOSE POSSIBLE: New roof, front door & storm door, all bathrooms recently updated, freshly painted, central air, security system, and wired for a generator. TRULY FABULOUS neighborhood minutes to the highway and Boston. VISit Today!
Open House
Saturday
August 31 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 6 CRESTWOOD Drive, Hudson, NH 03051    Get Directions





156L LEACH HILL Road, Goffstown, NH 03045

Land

$1,399,000
Price

89 SUB-DIVIDABLE ACRES (Pastoral organic fields, orchard & wooded privacy) with TWO separate HOMES. There is NO MORE LAND being MADE! IDEAL family compound, destination AIR BNB or similar! A truly VIEW-VACIOUS serene setting 30 minutes to the MANCHESTER AIRPORT "Expandable" 2984sft light & bright custom built FARMHOUSE with an open concept floorplan. Fabulous GOURMET center island kitchen has butcher block & granite surfaces, S/S appliances, convection wall ovens & a walkin pantry. The adjoining family room has a floor-to-ceiling stone gas fireplace and French doors lead to the mahogany deck. The dining area connects to the wrap around screened porch. MASTER on the 1st Floor or 2nd Flr. Hardwood floors on the 1st floor/wide doors for ACCESSABILTY wishes. A large mud room connects to oversized 2 car Garage & carport (steel beam construction=finish above for more sq ft). Huge versatile space on 2nd flr with walkin closets & 3/4 bathroom...ideal to "add walls" to create multiple bedrooms if desired. MOVE IN READY: Exterior recently painted; roof is 2 years new; C/Air, auto generator, built in speakers & security system. BONUS Updated 2ND HOME/Guest House is light & bright 1632sft, 3 BR/2 BA, inc. new kitchen, roof & siding; central air, 2 car Garage & automatic generator. Designed for huge gatherings the outdoor custom stone kitchen overlooks fields/orchard/views. ORGANIC GARDENING on the land & greenhouse (propane heat/electricity). Great TOWN and SCHOOLS. VISit today!
Open House
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48 SETTLERS Court, Bedford, NH 03110

Single-Family

$915,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
14
Rooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Seller is relocating...VISit today! Gracious custom Colonial in ATHERSTONE neighborhood, surrounded by 2.1 acres of wooded privacy (perfect to add a POOL!) w/ a 16x20 maintenance-free deck ... ideal for entertaining. This immaculate home has 3,754 finished sq ft, a light & bright open floor plan, large rooms & beautiful detailed finish work. Hardwood floors on the 1st & 2nd levels. The heart-of-the home center-island, kitchen features granite surfaces, farmers sink, & upscale stainless appliances including a Thermador gas stove w/ griddle. Open to the kitchen, the Family Room has a stacked-stone gas fireplace & exposed beams. Formal spaces on 1st floor include a living room adjoining the dining room, plus office (playroom). Upstairs, the master features a large bathroom w/ granite surfaces, radiant floors, a walk-in rain shower & spa tub, & a gi-normous walk-in closet. Another bedroom has a private full bath; 2 more bedrooms share a full bath. The 3rd floor has 2 finished rooms that are separated by a custom playhouse. The walk-out lower level is ready to finish for additional space! Outside, the landscaping has been thoughtfully updated w/ trees & shrubs (many w/ individual sprinklers) & fencing for kids, pets or future pool. C/Air, C/Vacuum, auto generator, irrigation & a security system. Public water. Top neighborhood; Mega convenient to highway & airport. Award-winning Bedford school district w/ IB program. VISit Today!
Open House
Sunday
August 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 48 SETTLERS Court, Bedford, NH 03110    Get Directions





21 WEST Road, Merrimack, NH 03054

Single-Family

$699,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
QUALITY BUILD NEW CONSTRUCTION almost ready for you to move in and call HOME! Enjoy summer & move in now....and be ready for the new school year! Set on 5 private, level acres at the end of the newly paved road, this CRAFTSMAN STYLE open-concept 3,581 sq ft front-porch Colonial offers 4 oversized bedrooms, a luxury master suite on 1st floor plus CUSTOM QUALITY FEATURES & INCLUSIONS throughout. LIGHT & BRIGHT contemporary design w/ 9 ft ceilings on 1st floor, crown molding, vaulted ceilings in the wall-of-windows great room & in the foyer, hardwood floors in all rooms except baths, granite surfaces & stainless appliances. OPEN & BRIGHT: Designed for family living & entertaining all year round, the center island kitchen opens to the Great Room which features a gas fireplace. A maintenance-free deck overlooks the back yard (perfect for a pool!) The 1st floor master bedroom features a coffered ceiling, 2 walk-in closets, & a bank of windows overlooking the private woods in the back; mstr bath has tile & granite, dual vanities, soaking tub & separate shower. The formal dining room has wainscoting & crown molding. THE 2nd LEVEL offers 3 more bedrooms & bonus room - ideal as a media or play room. Systems include PUBLIC water, on-demand hot water, generator ready transfer switch, C/Air & home is CAT 6 wired. A great opportunity to own a quality custom home in a great town with great town with great schools! Highway convenient location too. VISit today!
Open House
Sunday
August 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 21 WEST Road, Merrimack, NH 03054    Get Directions






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