New windows and doors are a great way to transform the look of your property, as well as creating a warmer, energy efficient home. But could there be another benefit to having them installed in addition to their multiple functional and aesthetical properties? Some say that installing new windows and doors could actually increase the value of your home. But how true is this claim? Here’s everything you need to know.
Increasing Your Property’s Value
There are lots of ways to increase the value of your property, whether it’s extending the living space or rectifying any structural issues which could lower the price. While it’s hard to place an exact figure on how much the value could increase by, new windows and doors can certainly help. One of the main reasons for this is that it may improve your home’s insulation. The more you can reduce the costs of running a home and keeping it warm, the more desirable it will be. You may also feel your old window fittings are bringing down the appeal of your property, whether it’s tired looking frames, flaking paint on the sills or wood in need of replacing.
Importance of Quality
While some may believe ‘new is better’, it’s important that you consider the condition of your existing windows and how new ones would compare. For example, if you live in an older property, the Edwardian or Victorian features may be what makes your home so appealing. This is why it’s important to find a reliable supplier who has a wide range of solutions in these cases. A good windows company will understand which products meet conservation guidelines and may be able to offer products which emulate the look of period styles. This highlights the importance of why a no-obligation consultation is essential if you’re hoping to buy new windows which add value to your home.
Appealing to Future Buyers
The ‘value’ of your home isn’t just about its market value increasing. If you ever plan to sell, a great way to get the best possible offer on your property is to ensure it’s in high demand. The more appealing your home is, the higher the chance of getting multiple offers and serious buyers. Of course, there are many factors which go into this, but attractive homes are going to look more appealing. Prospective buyers could be put off by old fittings which will need replacing, so installing low maintenance windows which will look great both now (for you to enjoy) and in the future are a great solution, adding more curb appeal to your home. Moreover, modern products often come with narrower sightlines and slimline frames, allowing more natural light into your rooms.
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