If you’re interested in trying to increase the value of your home, there are lots of different ways to do it.
You can remodel your kitchen or renovate a bathroom and see a spike in your home’s value. You can also finish off your basement or replace your roof and get similar results.
But adding windows to a house is one of the easiest ways to make your home more valuable. In some instances, a $10,000 investment in vinyl replacement windows will increase the value of your home by as much as $8,000. That represents an 80 percent return on investment.
Adding new windows to your house will make your home more valuable for a number of reasons.
Let’s take a look at why people would be willing to pay more money for your home once you have new windows in place.
Improves Curb Appeal
You might not realize it, but the windows that you have installed in
your home right now could be dragging your curb appeal down. When people
pull up in front of your houses, your old, ugly windows are the first
thing that they see.
You can change this by doing house window replacement right away.
It’ll give your curb appeal a big boost and make your home look more
modern than it does now.
And when your curb appeal gets a boost, your home’s value will get
one, too. If you ever put your home on the market, you’ll generate more
interest in it and fetch higher offers thanks to its curb appeal.
Makes a Home More Energy Efficient
Does it feel like you’re paying entirely too much money every month to run your heating or cooling system?
Many Canadian homeowners face this same problem every year. They
waste hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars when they’re forced to keep
their HVAC systems on almost all the time.
Adding new vinyl windows to your house can change this. Replacement windows will make your home more energy efficient and help you avoid wasting energy month in and month out.
When you have new windows installed, they will prevent air from
inside your home from leaking out. They’ll also stop air from outside
from getting in.
This will make your home more comfortable. It’ll also prevent your
HVAC system from having to run all the time in the summer and winter.
And it’ll serve as an attractive selling feature if you ever put your
home up on the market.
Enhances a Home’s Interior Design
You can spend thousands of dollars to remodel and renovate the inside
of your home. But if you still have the same old windows in the walls?
Your remodeling or renovation job isn’t going to look as good as it
New home windows will look better than your old home windows and
enhance the interior design of your house. They’ll make it look more
modern and add some clean lines to the space.
And you can really put them over the top by hanging window treatments
over them. The combination of new windows and new window treatments
will work in tandem to bring the value of your home up. They’re both
home improvements that add value to a property.
Allows More Natural Light to Enter a Home
Studies have shown that about 50 percent of Canadian home buyers regret something about a home after purchasing it. And while the majority of them list the price of a house as their biggest regret, there are also some people who cite the lack of natural light as a regret.
There are more and more home buyers who are requiring lots of light
inside of the homes that they buy. By installing new windows in yours,
you can give these buyers exactly what they want.
Your replacement windows will help more natural light shine into your
home. This light will make your home feel brighter and more open.
Cuts Down on Window Maintenance
One of the best parts about investing in new windows for your home is
that they won’t require almost any maintenance once they’re in.
You can’t say that about your old windows, can you? There’s a good
chance that you’re spending hours every month washing the glass in them,
vacuuming out the window tracks, and more.
Old windows also need to be repaired frequently to make them easier
to open and close. That’s yet another thing that you won’t need to worry
about with new windows. It’ll make your windows even more valuable to
both you and your home.
Prevents a Home From Needing New Windows For a Long Time
As if all of these other benefits weren’t enough of a reason to
install new windows, there’s one other thing that you’ll really love
about replacement windows.
Once you put your new windows into place, you won’t have to worry
about doing it again for a long, long time. In most cases, new windows
will last anywhere from 20 to 40 years, depending on what they’re made
out of and how well you maintain them.
This means that you won’t ever have to think about doing window
replacement again. It also means that whoever buys your home next will
also be off the hook as far as replacing windows goes.
That alone will be a very attractive selling feature that will make
your home more valuable and make people interested in it when you go to
sell it one day.
Adding Windows to a House Can Increase Its Value
As you can see, adding windows to a house can have a huge impact on the value of it.
Making an initial investment of $10,000 or more might not excite you
at first. But once you see how it affects the value of your home in a
positive way, you’ll be sold on doing it. And you’ll love your windows
for so many reasons after they’re installed.
Do you want to make sure your new windows last for as long as possible when they go in? Read our blog to learn some tips on maintaining them.