Planning a window replacement project? Your first thought may be: will new windows add value to my home? In short, yes! Not only do you get obvious benefits of increased energy efficiency, but attractive new windows can also translate to an increase in the resale value of your home. Whether or not you’re planning to move in the near future, boosting your property value is always a good thing.
In fact, window replacement is consistently listed as one of the top 10 home improvement projects that can boost your home resale value. Let’s say you spend $15,000 to replace your home’s windows. This could mean your home rises in value by about $11,000, which is a 74 percent return on investment (ROI).
In addition, replacement windows also allow homeowners to update the look and curb appeal of their home. You may want to invest in custom window shapes to add architectural interest and charm or increase your home’s natural light. Get a better backyard view with bay or bow windows or put in a casement style window above your sink. The possibilities are endless.
Bottom line is, your windows make a big difference in the appearance of your home. You may not even realize how much you needed an update until they have been installed and you can see the after effects in person!
Beauty PLUS Value
When you replace your old drafty windows with energy-efficient vinyl windows, you not only transform the look of your home, you do your part to reduce heating and cooling bills throughout the year. If you plan to sell soon, you’ll also get more for your house. CNBC says that a $10,000 investment on new windows can increase the asking price on your house by $8,500, translating to an 85 percent ROI.
Drafty single-pane windows can turn off potential buyers, according to Money Crashers. However, new energy-efficient windows can save you $500 a year in heating and cooling costs. Those savings also add value to your home, appealing to prospective buyers as well.
Safety and Security
Want to add even more safety and security? Try impact-resistant windows that will not shatter when broken. Not only does this reduce damage to the interior of the home as a result of break-in attempts or storms, it adds value to your property.
There are several hidden perks that come with window replacement, putting more money in your pocket. Call your insurance company to find out if you qualify for a discount on your insurance premiums when putting in top of the line windows. You should also ask your accountant if you can take advantage of any green energy tax credits and rebates regarding replacement windows.
Contact Rescom Exteriors for Complete Window Replacement Services
To find out how you can increase your home’s value with new Bristol vinyl windows, please contact Rescom Exteriors for a free consultation and estimate at 774-321-6750.