If you are considering putting your home on the red-hot real estate market, it pays take the time to check out its exterior. Your home’s front yard and exterior are the first things prospective buyers will see when they pull up to the curb. Thus, that all-important “curb appeal” can make or break their interest in your property.
You may not realize it but your windows make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. Sometimes homeowners don’t know just how much a difference they can make until they have them replaced and then wonder why they did not do it sooner! When you are making updates and repairs to make your home stand out to buyers, don’t neglect the windows. They can really pull the look of your home together quite nicely.
Beauty AND Value
Replacing your old drafty windows with energy-efficient vinyl windows not only transforms the whole look of the house but it also helps reduce heating and cooling bills throughout the year. Plus, you can get more for your house when you go to sell. According to CNBC, a $10,000 investment on new windows can increase the asking price on your house by about $8,500, for an 85 percent ROI.
Drafty single-pane windows are a major turnoff to buyers, says Money Crashers, but new energy-efficient windows can save you up to $500 per year in heating and cooling costs. Those savings will appeal to prospective buyers looking to save cash wherever they can.
Safety and Security
If you’re looking to add even more safety and security, it’s wise to go with impact-resistant windows that won’t shatter when broken. This reduces damage to the interior of the home as a result of storms and break-in attempts.
There are many hidden perks that come with replacing your windows, and they can translate to more money in your pocket. Call your insurance company, too, to see if you qualify for a discount on your insurance premiums. Ask your accountant if there are any green energy tax credits and rebates you can take advantage of in your community.
Contact Rescom Exteriors
To switch out your old windows for new energy-efficient, long-lasting ones, turn to Rescom Exteriors. We install Bristol windows for a traditional look or modern appeal. Plus, we back each window we install with Bristol’s industry-leading 50-year warranty. Call us at 508-832-5202.