07 Apr Changing Your Frame of Mind: How Replacement Windows Increase Home Value
If you’re eyeing the current housing market with the mindset of a potential seller, you couldn’t have picked a better time. Right now, housing values are incredibly profitable for homeowners looking to sell, but who says you can’t bump up that price point even more?
After all, some home renovation and replacement projects may be all it takes to capture more cash in the long run.
Take your windows, for example. If yours are drafty, cracked, or simply looking worn down from years of being battered by the Florida storms, there’s money to be had in replacing them.
The Reason for Replacement
When your windows prove inefficient, it may be tempting to simply repair the existing panes and frames as opposed to replacing them altogether.
However, if your ultimate goal is to increase your home’s overall value, investing in a replacement will take you further.
In fact, according to the Cost vs. Value Report for 2021, homeowners who invested in wood window replacements saw a resale value increase of approximately 67.4%. Additionally, homeowners who invested in vinyl window replacements saw a slightly larger increase in their resale value at about 68.6%.
Note: You’ll especially want to replace the windows if your property still features the original builder-grade windows, as they are low-grade products that will only drag your home’s value down along with them.
Where to Direct Your Energy
If and when you finally enter the market for custom replacement windows, you’ll likely feel barraged by the sheer number of options placed in front of you. But to narrow down the contenders, we recommend you seek out energy-efficient windows, which will also contribute to your home’s overall resale value.
“Energy Star certified windows can lower your home’s energy bills by 7 to 15 percent,” according to ConsumerReports. “That will be a selling point with buyers.”
And if you’re wondering what, exactly, constitutes an “energy-efficient” window, Energy Star has a checklist readily available. Make sure to look for:
- Low-E glass
- Two or three panes of glass
- Quality frame materials
- Gas fills
- Warm edge spacers
Ready for Replacement with Renewal By Andersen?
Here at Renewal by Andersen® of Florida, we don’t only focus on offering efficient and reliable window installation services, but we also provide energy-efficient windows that feature High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass!
What’s more, our industry-leading windows are strengthened thanks to our use of Fibrex® framing, which enhances your home’s insulation capability while decreasing your maintenance costs.