3 Tips to Help Budget for New Replacement Windows or Doors February 16, 2017 You realize it’s time to consider replacement windows or doors for your home. You’re not quite sure how much this is all going to cost you in the end, and every home is different. Here are several tips that might just help you develop a budget that’s reasonable for you and your family, and it’s best to do this before you even shop around for any replacement windows or doors. 1. Consider the investment. A lot of people think about replacement windows or doors as an expense. However, shift your perspective. It’s one of the best home improvement projects that provide the maximum return on investment for your house. When you think about it as an investment, not just in the overall assessed value of your house increasing, but also in just how much money could save on your heating expenses throughout the winter, you will be more apt to increase your budget, at least a little bit. 2. Come up with a firm number. Determine a number that is comfortable for you and your family. Avoid the temptation to go above your budget of comfort because you have the desire to renovate your home completely. If it’s not going to be comfortable for you to keep up with those payments, lower your budget. 3. Avoid refinancing, if possible. If you can avoid taking out a second mortgage or refinancing to get equity out of your house, do so. There are other ways to pay for replacement windows and doors that avoid the risks that can come along with refinancing.