From adding a whole new extension, to giving your home the once over with a pot of paint, there are numerous ways you can make it more attractive to potential buyers. Some are costlier than others, and some will add more value than others.
In this article we’ll take a look at the question – how much value do new windows add to your house?
If you’re wanting to sell your home tomorrow, or as near as possible, the chances are that you won’t want the hassle of replacing all of your windows.
There’s a couple of options here, if that’s the case. First of all, ensure that your windows are at their absolute best. Repair, repaint and generally smarten them up.
Do consider replacing any damaged glazing or double-glazed units that have blown. Consider a partial re-glaze, and have double glazed units fitted at the front of the house, if possible. Ultimately, however, if you are going to do that you may as well consider going the whole hog!
Simply repairing, repainting or restoring tired looking windows won’t really add much value to your home. It will however make it an attractive proposition in terms of aesthetics. So, really, how much value do new windows add to your house? It’s more than just value – it’s now almost expectancy.
If you have single glazing most estate agents and property experts will, in the current market, look a bit blank if you ask them to market your property. Single glazing, they’ll advise, went out with the dinosaurs.
There’s no doubt that you can sell a house with single glazing, although some pretty special features or a spectacular location will make it easier. If you’re lacking in these then the best option is to consider either secondary glazing (the cheapest option) or go for it and get double or triple glazing fitted.
Get with the Times!
Approximately 79% of homes are now estimated to have double glazing. With the property market not exactly at its hottest, it pays to ensure that your home is!
Energy efficiency means warmer homes and lower bills and, with the cost of energy a constantly controversial topic, it’s a priority for most home-buyers. Lower energy use also means a greener home, and increasingly this is a major factor for most home owners.
Pitfalls of New Windows
How much value do new windows add to your house? Despite what we’ve mentioned above, this can still be a difficult question for some properties. If you have a period home, or character property, replacing your windows will not automatically increase the property value.
In this case, it’s a matter of what you replace the old windows with, rather than simply considering the energy benefits.