Improving certain areas of the home is one of the most essential things to focus on when selling a home. After all, doing so can fetch a higher asking price and more potential buyers. According to the Zillow Group’s report, Consumer Housing Trends 2018, homeowners putting their residential property up for sale tackle 2.2 renovations on average, with 79% making at least one improvement.
Window replacement is among the best home improvement projects that can help boost your home’s value before selling. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville, your local source of windows and patio doors, takes a closer look at the benefits of doing so.
Drawing Potential Buyers
Having new windows installed can impact a buyer’s willingness to pay the full price of the property or close to it. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders revealed that energy-efficient windows ranked as the second-most desirable feature home buyers consider when making their purchase decisions. About 89% of the home buyers who took part in the study and ranked it high on their list.
The said study underscores what consumers want to see in residential properties that are up for sale; homes with features that can help achieve energy savings and boost curb appeal. If you want to make an impression for your potential buyers, investing in new, energy-efficient windows is something to consider. You can even add a few more to increase your chances if you wish, like new sliding doors or updated cabinetry.
The Perfect Time to Replace Your Windows
Aside from upgrading your windows for marketability, it also makes sense for you to tackle this home improvement project if you find some or all of your windows are demonstrating the following:
- Difficulty in Operation – Consider replacing windows with damaged hardware or broken glass.
- Drafts – The design of older windows makes them less energy-efficient. However, all windows may become drafty as your home begins to settle.
- Inefficiency – Older windows don’t keep heat out during summer and heat in during winter as well as newer windows.
The Value New Windows Add to Your Home
By investing in new windows, your home will likely sell faster and for more money. More importantly, the new owners won’t have to deal with the financial burden of doing improvements right after the purchase. Remember that most buyers look for homes that are ready to move in and won’t require much work.
Window replacement isn’t just about boosting the home’s function; it is also about enhancing curb appeal. The first thing buyers see when they get near your home is its facade, and how it looks from their vantage point can make or break their first impression of it. That’s one reason why the windows you choose should fit with your home’s architecture.
Of course, selecting energy-efficient replacement window units is a great selling point, as alluded to in the study mentioned above. These come with the ENERGY STAR® label, which indicates whether or not they met strict energy efficiency criteria set by the U.S. government for a specific region. Below it is the label from the National Fenestration Rating Council, which provides energy performance ratings in categories such as U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient and air leakage, among others.
At Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville, we offer a wide selection of window styles equipped with advanced materials, like our exclusive Fibrex® frame and sash material, and the High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. With these features, the potential new owner can enjoy many years of indoor comfort, low maintenance and energy efficiency.
Whether you’re selling your home or just want to improve on your home’s aesthetics and functionality, let our professional design consultants guide you in selecting the best replacement doors and windows. Call (865) 588-2508 today or fill out our contact form for a free in-home consultation. We serve Tennessee residents living in and around Maryville, TN.