Realtors and other real estate professionals regularly advocate replacing windows before selling a home as a wise investment. They have a point: changing windows is the sixth most profitable pre-sale project. Is it wise to replace windows before selling? How can you be sure?
Here are the facts every vendor needs to know.
Do New Windows Help a House Sell? New windows can add value to a home. Here’s how:
- Boost curb appeal
- Create the appearance of a well-maintained home
- Boost energy efficiency
Newer windows allow less air to escape than older windows do, and they filter UV rays that would otherwise cause your house to heat up, reducing the load on your heating and cooling systems. Prospective buyers may notice older windows and view your home as a fixer-upper rather than a turnkey opportunity. Whereas fresh windows communicate that the home is energy-efficient and ready to move into.
Additionally, new windows provide an instant facelift to a home. They are an excellent cosmetic upgrade that may completely transform the look and feel of your home! Curb appeal is critical—the view from the street is a buyer’s initial impression and the point at which they decide whether or not to enter.
Return on Investment for New Windows
Probably the most asked question is what the return on this investment is. This will depend on a number of factors, not the least of which is whether your old windows were single pane and whether you’re replacing them with multi-pane units. In general, you can expect to see significant energy savings once you install new windows.
Do you need replacement windows? Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania has you covered. Call us at (717) 929-8610 or fill out our contact form to book an appointment. We serve homeowners in Lancaster, PA.