It’s easy to forget that your glass is not just a decorative piece of furniture.
Your home glass can have an impact on your home’s value.
To help you decide if your home glass is worth saving, Engadgets created a new infographic.
Here’s how it works.
First, Engads put together a list of every building in the U.S. that has a glass roof.
Then, the company used that information to identify how much money each building could save on its building cost.
(The cost of a home glass depends on its thickness.)
Then, they compared the cost of glass for different materials and locations.
The final number came out to be $1,200 per square foot.
“We’re looking at a potential savings of $5,000 per square meter, $7,000 for glass in a 1,200 square foot home,” said lead author David Leopold, who is a mechanical engineer at Engadges research lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“That’s a significant amount of money.”
To see how much you could save, Engalbs compared each building’s cost to a similar-sized building with glass.
To get a sense of how much a glass window could save you, the firm looked at the cost to replace a window from a new building, which typically costs about $25,000.
That’s roughly a $200 investment for a window that lasts for 20 years.
“Our goal was to see if the savings would translate to a savings in value for a home,” Leopolds told Engadgs.
“But we also wanted to understand how the savings compare to what we see from the typical homeowner.
We’re using an average price of a typical home in a typical region to show the impact a home window could have on the value of the home.”
The researchers found that a glass-covered window can save you up to 10 percent on your average house price.
“The cost to upgrade to a window is around $4,000, and you only pay for one-third of that cost,” said Leopelas.
The cost to keep the window is less than $10 per year.
The takeaway: “In a pinch, glass could save up to $50,000 in your lifetime.”
You might be surprised by the savings, especially if you’ve never had to consider the glass before.
But if you’re concerned about the future of glass, you should consider a glass solution if you have a home or apartment in your immediate neighborhood.