New windows are a great way to improve the curb appeal of your home and increase your home’s market value. This is in addition to increasing the comfort, energy-efficiency, security, noise control, and storm protection of your home as well. This review discusses the long-term value new windows provide.
How Much Do New Windows Increase The Value Of My Home?
New windows can increase the value of your home by up to 85% of the project cost, and the national average hovers around 72% of the project cost, according to Remodeling Magazine. For example, if your new window replacement costs $10,000, then you should be able to increase your home’s listing price anywhere from $7,000 to $8,500 more and still sell the home within a reasonable appraised value.
The three primary factors that affect how much value new windows add to your home are the types of windows that you install, the condition your old windows were in at the time of replacement, and how well you maintain your new windows over time. Of course, when factoring in the overall return on your investment, the cost of installation should be considered as well.
The Type Of Windows
There are different types of windows and each one has a unique value. Of course, the windows that add the most home value are likely to cost more, so determining your budget beforehand as well as the long-term financial benefit of each option is important. The most common types of windows include:
- Single-hung windows
- Double-hung windows
- Casement windows
- Bow windows
- Bay windows
- Awning windows
A window replacement contractor can help you determine which window type is most appropriate for your needs, preferences, and budget. The room type, the style of your home, and where you live may also impact the type of window that works best for your goals.
The Condition Of Your Old Windows
Of course, the condition and type of your existing windows matter when measuring the increase in home value new windows add to your home. If your windows are in rough shape and detract value from your home, then the cost-benefit is likely to be greater with your new and improved replacement windows. Additionally, if you upgrade your window type, such as switching from single-pane windows to a bay window, then it can substantially increase the overall value of your home as well.
How Well You Maintain Your New Windows
Your new windows should remain in optimal condition for more than ten years when they are cared for properly. The better you are able to maintain them the longer they keep their value benefits. To maintain your windows, it is best to clean them regularly with a recommended window cleaning solution and order an inspection of your windows by a professional every several years. It is also important to maintain the condition of your window frames and weatherstripping as well.
Additional Benefits Of New Window Installation
The additional benefits of new window installation include improved energy efficiency, improved curb appeal, better noise control, increased comfort, a higher level of security, and better protection from bad weather.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Energy usage usually declines when you replace outdated windows with newer ones. This is primarily due to better home insulation. Additionally, there are more window features available that help with energy efficiency than ever before, such as low-E glass coatings.
Improved Curb Appeal
New windows can also increase your curb appeal, which may have an impact on how fast your home can sell and how much it sells for if you choose to list it on the market. The fact is that a first impression makes a big difference when selling your home, and new and improved windows are often one of the first things prospective buyers notice when they see a home for the first time.
A Quieter And More Comfortable Home
Noise control is a commonly reported benefit among homeowners who have recently upgraded their windows. Loud outdoor noises can affect the overall comfort inside your home, especially if you live in a noisy area.
Increased Level Of Security
New windows also add improved security for your home as well. This is because the glass is stronger and harder to break, which reduces the overall risk of vandalism.
Better Protection From Storms
Another key benefit new windows provide is protection from bad weather and storms. Outdated or damaged windows can leave your home vulnerable during a thunderstorm, hurricane, or tornado, and the protection is usually much greater when you upgrade to new and improved windows.
Are You Considering New Windows For Your Home?
Adelphia Exteriors specializes in window replacement for homeowners in the northern Virginia area. If you are considering window replacement and have questions or would like a quote, then contact one of our window replacement contractors today by phone or message.