Smart homeowners consider which projects will add value to their home when prioritizing home improvements like adding a sunroom, installing a new roof, or replacing old windows. These days, buyers shop for homes with energy efficiency in mind. Will new windows increase the value of your home?
What are the benefits of replacement windows?
- New windows can do a lot to freshen your home’s appearance, while also eliminating drafts that can quickly turn off prospective buyers when you decide to sell.
- Energy efficient windows will help you save on your energy bill, are good for the environment, and is an attractive improvement to potential homebuyers.
How much value will new windows actually add to your home?
New windows will increase the value of your home, and whether you plan to move or not, replacing your old, drafty single-pane windows with newer energy efficient double or triple pane windows is a worthwhile investment. According to ISoldMyHouse.com, a 10,000 expenditure on new windows can bump up an asking price on a house about $8,500, for an 85 percent return on investment (ROI).
Can I just fix up my old windows?
Sure, depending on how old your windows are there are several ways you can spruce up the look of your old windows, however it is almost impossible to repair a window in a way that significantly improves its energy efficiency.
Modern, high-performing, energy-efficient windows combine insulating glass, inert gas fills, low-emissivity coatings, high-performance framing materials, tight weather stripping and other features to achieve their rated performance. Energy Star claims that adding Energy Star-rated windows can save you up to $500 a year in heating and cooling costs by making your home more energy efficient.
New windows will increase the value of your home for years to come.
When choosing new replacement windows for your home, one of the most important factors to consider is the level of protection of the window itself.
By choosing a local and trusted contractor like Clemens, your replacement windows will be installed professionally, and backed by a 15-year full-service warranty that is transferable when you sell your house. Giving you peace of mind, and increasing your homes value.
Get a free estimate on new windows for your home at Clemens Home Solutions.