Is It Worth Replacing Windows Before Selling a House?
When you decide to sell your home, the hope is that you’ll be able to price it as high as possible so you can recoup what you’ve invested in home improvements. There are some projects that immediately equal a higher asking price, but does window replacement increase a home’s value? While it’s usually one of the most expensive home improvement projects, replacing your windows doesn’t automatically translate into a higher sale price for a home.
Here are some questions to consider if you’re thinking about selling your New England home sometime in the future and wondering if new windows will boost your return:
What Condition Are My Windows In?
You’ll likely be competing with other local homes on the market and want yours to stand out, so the last thing you need is for your windows to look so old and worn that they scare buyers away. If your windows are in really bad shape, you may wonder whether they would even pass inspection before a sale goes through. In this case, when your windows are likely to hinder your ability to sell down the road, your only options are to replace them or be prepared to negotiate window replacement costs in the sale.
What Will the Window Replacement Cost Be?
The odds of recouping your entire window replacement investment are low, but as we’ve established, it’s a price you may need to pay. However, if you’re dealing with one or two windows that are inoperable or damaged, but the rest are in good shape, there’s no reason to replace all of them at once. There’s also a good chance that you will get your money back in a sale.
What Will the Potential Energy Savings Be?
Though heat transfer through inefficient windows can account for up to 30% of a home’s heating and cooling costs, it’s not realistic to expect to pay for energy-efficient windows through monthly savings. However, knowing that a home has energy efficient windows will likely help sway a potential buyer in a favorable direction. It’s a great feature when buying a new home.
Contact NEWPRO About Your Window Needs
There’s one certainty about window replacement in New England—NEWPRO is the way to go for outstanding windows and expert installation services. Contact us today to learn about our exceptionally energy-efficient NEWPRO MAX Series windows.