Regardless of whether you are setting up your home for sale, renovating a historic home, or redesigning your family home, it is important to know which renovations are likely to bring you a good return on your investment (ROI). You should make prudent home improvement decisions that add value to your home. If you are unsatisfied with the windows and window frames of your home because they are out of date, do not match the style of your home or are not energy efficient, the value and attractiveness of your home can benefit from the installation high quality replacement windows.
Changing windows increases the resale value
Experts consistently list window replacement as one of the top ten projects to improve a home’s resale, regardless of whether you want to sell your home now or in the future. Old windows are not only a thorn in the side, they also make an inferior contribution to maintaining a constant, pleasant temperature in a house. If your improperly insulated, warped, or cracked windows are poor at preventing heat transfer, the energy costs for heating and cooling your home will be higher than necessary. High energy costs make operating a house with older windows expensive. Energy efficient windows lower your energy costs and make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
In today’s market, potential home buyers tend to offer low bids for houses that need improvement, or buy houses that already have new windows. You can achieve significant ROI by installing high quality, energy efficient replacement windows in your home, especially when buying branded windows. The Modification of the cost-value report 2019 shows that homeowners in Los Angeles can pay for up to 102.6% of the cost of replacing vinyl windows. Also note that homeowners who install energy-efficient replacement windows often have tax credits and discounts available at local, state, and state levels.
Replacing windows improves the appeal and style of home curb
As one of the most outstanding features of your home, outdated, run-down windows make your home look old and unattractive. In fact, the wrong window can significantly compromise integrity and reduce the charm of a historic home. Conversely, stylish windows that match the character of your home can dramatically improve the look of a home and make your home more attractive to future buyers. Since new windows can dramatically change the overall appearance of your home, replacing your old windows can help you realize the full potential of renovating your home.
Standard replacement windows with single-pane glazing and wooden or aluminum frames do not match current home trends. Today’s home buyers are looking for energy-saving double-glazed vinyl or fiberglass windows that match the style of a home. Black or dark frames are trendy and make a home look stylish. In terms of maintenance, vinyl windows are a great option because they offer the style of wooden windows while being cheaper and easier to clean and maintain.
Adding natural light to the interior of your home is a great way to modernize the look. If the interior of your house would benefit from additional daylight, you can increase the surface area of your windows by installing rows of double-hanging windows, large panoramic windows or window panes that extend along large sections of the wall. Modern windows have flat frames that allow the maximum amount of natural light into your home.
Increase the value of your home with replacement windows
Do not allow outdated windows to impair the attractiveness of your home and reduce its value! One of the easiest ways to increase the resale value of your home is to update the look with modern and stylish energy efficient replacement windows. Potential buyers are willing to pay more for a home with new windows that offer curb appeal, natural light, and energy cost savings. Contact a reputable professional window installer to learn more about the many benefits that replacement windows can provide for your home.
About the author
Paul Richart is the owner and president of Metropolitan high performance windows, Southern California’s leading window replacement company for over 20 years.
With locations in Anaheim, Los Angeles, and Riverside, CA, the family-owned and operated window company has made a name for excellent customer service, expert advice, and unmatched quality in installing replacement windows and patio doors.