How much value do new windows add to a home?
Most homeowners are probably aware that an upgrade to the current windows installed in their homes can have a double impact, in that you might gain more energy efficiency for the present, and increase the resale value of your home for the future. A vinyl window replacement for instance, can increase the insulation factor in your home, by keeping conditioned air inside the home and preventing the penetration of unconditioned air outside.
Since these are high-quality windows, they would also add to the resale value of your home, if you should ever decide to move on to another residence. Almost any of today’s more energy-efficient windows will accomplish both these objectives as well, so it’s worth considering a replacement for some or all of your present windows. Here’s what you can expect in terms of the value you’ll get in return for your windows investment.
Why it’s economically beneficial to replace old windows
Studies have shown that the return you will get for investing in a total windows replacement around your home can be as high as 75%. This means that if you were to invest $15,000 in replacing all the windows of your home, you might expect an increase in the resale value of your home somewhere in the neighborhood of $11,000 or $12,000. That’s why a home improvement project involving window replacement is considered to be one of the top five projects you can undertake around your home.
New home buyers are understandably most interested in seeing a sparkling bathroom or kitchen, and since these are extremely visible, they are generally the most appealing part of a home, and often contribute the most toward making the sale. However, a really savvy home buyer will understand the value of having brand-new energy-efficient windows installed in the home, both for the short-term gains on utility bills, and over the long haul for resale value of the home.
Other benefits of windows replacement
It isn’t just energy efficiency and resale value that you would get by replacing the windows around your home. If you’ve decided to upgrade your windows, that’s the perfect time to include some customized shapes which will take advantage of outdoor views, for instance. You might want to add a big bay window so as to check out the front yard or back yard more easily, or you may want a casement style window installed over your kitchen sink.
Maybe you’re a big fan of double-hung windows because they are so easy to clean and maintain. There are lots of options you have when installing new windows, and it’s the perfect time to let your imagination run wild and customize one or two of the windows, so that you can better appreciate the view between outside and inside, and so they can add curb appeal to your home.
Not sure about which window styles to install?
Contact us at your convenience, and we’ll be glad to guide you through the endless options available to you for vinyl window replacement, or for some other style of new windows. Exactly what you choose will depend to some degree on the kind of house you have, and what your main objective is with windows replacement. In any case, you’ll have all kinds of choices available to you, and all of them will add significant value to your home.