Does Replacing Your Windows Add Value to Your Home?
To keep things simple, a home is more or less a synonym for an investment.
Yet, as houses age, there can be a lot of upkeep and unexpected expenses put into maintaining them – especially if you’re considering a move into the market. Home building is an acquired skill and building your home up from its initial foundation by knowing what renovations actually matter can be hard to determine. But does replacing your windows actually add value to your home?
Yes! Replacing old windows is always going to increase the value of your home if done correctly. Even if you’re not selling your home, home improvement projects should be carried out strategically to increase the resale value of your home, lower current costs and add comfort.
So, how exactly do new windows benefit you?
If you’ve experienced a winter in Ottawa, you know the struggles of the cold… and the cost of paying for heat to keep your house warm. Homeowners in Ottawa should have windows capable of withstanding our four seasons. So, what better asset for you and your home than quality windows to keep the hot in, and the cold out? Energy efficient windows are shown to reduce the costs of heating and cooling by 12-33% annually. So year after year, you reap the savings!
By upgrading your windows, not only will your wallet thank you, but the environment will too. By reducing your energy usage, you also reduce fossil-fuel emissions, making your carbon footprint smaller and the eco-system happier.
The best part? The government encourages eco-friendly home improvements! You can claim window replacement costs on your taxes and be rebated up to $500 for upgrading your windows and reducing emissions, cutting your overall spending substantially!
If this list of pros hasn't convinced you yet, another benefit of replacing your windows is overall improvement of comfort levels inside your home. Older windows tend to amplify outside weather conditions; when it’s cold, your window and surrounding areas will be cold and drafty, when it’s hot, they magnify the sun’s intensity creating discomfort like a greenhouse.
Increase resale value
If you’re planning on selling your home, say hello to an increase in opening bids. As anyone in the real estate industry can tell you, buyers love houses with updated amenities.
Although navigating renovations can be tricky and expensive, it’s important to understand the benefits that come along with it. Investing in new windows is just that – an investment. Although you may not be considering selling right away, upgrading your windows is advantageous nonetheless. While adding value to your home, as well as having an initial tax break upon installation, you can increase comfort levels in your house, save money annual on energy bills and help the environment.
At Marlboro Windows, we offer multiple options for your home! Better yet, all of our windows are custom made! If you’re looking to replace the windows and doors in your home, choose a reliable company that you can trust—choose Marlboro!
Find out how cost effective it would be to upgrade your windows today with a free quote.
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