How do you know if your home is in need for a window upgrade?
Do you have to move away from the windows because of temperature changes? There by losing precious space in your home. Do you feel drafts coming in around them? Or what I see a lot of, moisture or condensation between the panes are all good indicators it is time to replace the windows. Or maybe you just want to increase energy efficiency.
Your Return on Investment
New windows can and do enhance the look of your home. According to a survey of real estate agents, a window replacement done well can increase the value of your home and make it easier to sell. Here are some ROI (Return On Investment) numbers for the Columbus Ohio area. Replacement windows range in cost from several hundred to over a thousand dollars an opening, Material type will dictate cost and maintenance. Choices include wood, vinyl or a combination of materials. There are also other features like glass types, styles, grid patterns and shapes that will determine The ROI. For Vinyl Windows the ROI in the Columbus area is 66.5%. For Wood Windows it is slightly higher at 70.7%.
New Windows for Curb Appeal
From personal experience in many cases I have found that it is absolutely necessary to replace old windows if you are selling. Newer windows indicate pride of ownership and add so much to curb appeal. We have several customers who are investors call us on a monthly basis for new windows. These investors buy and sell homes after rehabbing them. Replacement windows are in the top three things to get the property ready for re-sale. In the following weeks we will be discussing the components’ that make up a window so please come back for more information.