08 Sep Visualizing Your Home’s Value Through Your Windows
You sigh and smile as you imagine your upcoming move, barely able to contain your excitement as the prospect of a brand new space. But before you can jump through all of the paper hoops involved in purchasing a new property, you first have to successfully navigate the market with the home you have.
Thus, the upgrading process begins.
And as you begin to prep your to-do list of home renovations, you might stop and wonder: Can my windows impact my home value?
In short, yes, they can! Here’s what you need to know:
Adding the Cost of Curb Appeal
While there’s more than meets the eye to any and all windows, the eye is precisely where value is often first dictated. Thus, replacing outdated or buyer-grade windows is in the best interest of your curb appeal.
In fact, “a new study quantifying the impact of curb appeal found that the attractiveness of a home can boost its value by 7% or more,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
That is, the beautifying effect a new set of windows has on your home is not only limited to your indoor satisfaction. Rather, with modern styles that are designed using state-of-the-art engineering techniques, you can also ensure that your home’s value is visibly apparent from the outside.
And not only does this mean you can increase the value of the home on paper, but remember — the way a home looks from the outside may hold significant influence over a potential buyer’s opinion of the property.
Optimizing and Upgrading with Energy Efficiency
The term “energy efficiency” is one that only continues to grow in both popularity and accessibility, but did you know that installing energy-efficient windows in your home may also increase the overall resale value?
After all, energy-efficient windows aren’t only apt to shave dollars off your monthly energy bill. They’re also known to reduce noise pollution thanks to their double panes as well as mitigate sun-related damage to your indoor property, like fading.
But how do you know if you’re choosing the right energy-efficient window for your home and market plans?
“Look for the ENERGY STAR and NFRC labels,” the U.S. Department of Energy suggests. “Select windows with both low U-factors and low SHGCs to maximize energy savings in temperate climates with both cold and hot seasons.”
Investing in Superior Products
Come time to upgrade your home prior to entering the market, you want to make sure you get it right the first time.
If you’re looking for modern window replacements that are reinforced with superior Fibrex® frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass — the likes of which is an award-winning ENERGY STAR® recognized product — we can help!
To learn more about how the Renewal by Andersen® of Florida team can help you to upgrade your windows and increase your overall home value, contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation!