It’s no secret that a home with newer windows is likely to sell for more than a home with old windows that need to be replaced – but will the cost of replacing the windows be made up in the higher purchase price? Let’s take a look at the factors to consider so you can make a decision about whether or not you want new windows before you move. Then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for a free in-home estimate.
Consider Your Local Real Estate Market
Yes, new windows will help sell a home. According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders, 87% of people looking to buy a home consider energy-efficient windows to be either essential or desirable. When a listing can include “new windows throughout,” it is likely to get more people interested.
However, that does not mean that you need to replace your windows. If you are lucky enough to live in a market that is selling quickly and homes are being snapped up within days or weeks of listings going live, then this is not likely an added bonus you need to offer. Instead, you use that money to invest in new windows in your new home.
Determine if Your Windows Are Going to Cause Inspection Issues
If your windows are holding moisture between the panes, are warped, are water damaged, or have other obvious signs of being in poor shape, you can expect these issues to come upon a home inspector’s report. If they do flag them as an issue, then you might be asked to replace the windows or the buyers will walk away from the deal – and that will come at a time in which you are already trying to deal with moving. In that situation, it can worth replacing them ahead of time.
Factor in Other Needed Repairs
If you are going to spend money getting your home in better condition before listing it, there might be several things that should be done. In that case, you will want to look at all of the needed repairs to determine which is going to be a priority. For example, a leaking roof might be less concerning than older windows.
Windows Can Help Improve Curb Appeal
Finally, think about how your home looks with your current windows. Do they make it look old and drab? If so, adding some new windows full of character can help your older home look hip and vintage rather than run-down. At Progressive Insulation & Windows we are ready to show you your options. Just contact us at (800) 500-6200 for a free in-home estimate.