When updating your home, new windows may not be the first thing that comes to mind. It may surprise you to hear that upgrading your windows will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the curb appeal and value of your home. Whether you plan to sell your home, want to enjoy your forever-home more, or simply want to save money on energy costs, here are three major ways new windows increase your comfort and help you enjoy the time you spend at home more.
Transform the Look of Your Home With New Windows
Out with the old windows and in with the new. It's incredible how new windows can transform a home inside and out. Match your window style, shape, size, and hardware to your home's personality. Add a personal touch and customize a painted frame to make it stand out. Whether it's material, color, or grille pattern, every little change is sure to make a big impact!
Window Upgrades Complement The Character of Your Home
Although energy-efficiency is a definite bonus with new windows, they do so much more than that. New windows and doors can define your home's architectural style whether you want your home to fit seamlessly in with the neighborhood or stand out on the block. Upgrading your windows can restore your home to its historical roots, fix it with a more modern feel, or blend contemporary and traditional styles to help you achieve the wow factor you're after.
Add Curb Appeal on a Budget
Whether you plan to keep or sell your home, there are a few main areas that will get you the biggest bang for your buck. Windows are a natural focal point – inside and out. An upgrade in windows can vastly improve the look and add real value, like energy savings. In fact, replacing your windows can return up to 72% of the project cost upon resale. (1)
Keep in mind that quality craftsmanship and installation may cost you a bit more in the short term, but it'll save you money in the long run. How so, you ask? When your windows are installed to the manufacturers' specs by professionals, you are more likely to reap the benefits and enjoy your window's energy efficiency for its full lifespan. You can rest assured knowing the job was done right and you won't have to get repairs done sooner than you'd like. Make sure you work with a team of professionals who know what they're doing, and you'll get quality windows and quality service while still staying within your budget.
So there you have it – three major ways new windows help increase your home's value and curb appeal! Take your home from drab to fab and amaze your guests, neighbors, or potential buyers by ramping up your curb appeal to the next level. If you want to upgrade your windows or you have questions, contact us here.
(1) According to the 2020 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling Magazine.