Do Replacement Windows Really Increase the Value of Your Home?

When it comes to your home, it never hurts to work towards increasing the overall value. There are endless ways to do so, but how do you know what options really pay off? Here at Glass Express Repair, we are certain of one thing, replacement windows will indeed increase the overall value of your home, and we’re here to tell you how.

Investing takes patience. You won’t see an immediate turn around when putting money towards replacement windows for your home, but we can assure you it will all pay off in the long run. One website states replacing your windows could add a whopping 20% in value to your home! Not only will your home’s value increase, but your ROI could be up to 85% according to ISoldMyHouse.com.

New windows won’t only improve the appearance of your home, but they will increase the energy efficiency of it as well. Aside from raising the appraisal of your home, this will help you save money now. By blocking air leaks, you will find yourself spending far less money on heating and cooling throughout your home. Also, when shopping for new homes, buyers actually look for a home specifically with energy efficient windows. Ensure your home isn’t crossed off of potential buyer’s lists by choosing from the variety of insulated glass window replacements we have to offer.

As you can see, choosing to replace your old windows with new, energy efficient ones, will not only increase the overall value of your home, but also slash your energy costs. Call the experts at Glass Express Repair today for a FREE quote on your new windows!

How New Windows Increase your Home’s Value

Looking to sell your home, or maybe you are just preparing to sell your home in the near future. Either way, investing in new windows can pay off in the long run. They will increase your home’s value and attract buyers.

Do you find yourself asking: “Is new windows worth it before I sell?” The answer is YES! If you have old, run down or damaged windows, replacing them will pay off.

Don’t underestimate the value of new windows when you are getting your home ready to sell.

Increase Your Asking Price

There is no better reason for replacing your windows then increasing the asking price! You can make a reasonably high return on your investment. New windows will increase the home’s value which will allow you to increase the asking price.

Spend Less Time on the Market

Old damage windows do not go unnoticed, and they can turn potential homebuyers away. New windows is one less excuse a homebuyer will have to not purchase your home! If your windows are noticeably damaged, a potential buyer will see it as work and money that they will have put into their new home. Don’t give them a reason not to purchase your home.

Decrease Your Energy Bill

How about a great selling point and a decreased energy bill until you sell? New windows will drop your energy bill letting you save on your energy bill while your house is on the market. Plus, this is a great selling point!

Increase Home’s Appearance

Upgraded windows can give the interior AND exterior a major facelift. When it comes to purchasing a home, looks do matter. New windows will give your home a new, modernized appearance.

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Looking to get your home ready to sell? Talk to your experts at Glass Express today to update your windows!

New Year New Windows

2016 written on a chalkboard

It’s that time of year again…time to embrace your New Year’s resolutions to be a better you. While you typically think of resolutions as improving your health, finances or getting organized, try out something new for 2016, update your home and decrease your energy bill (which can also help your financial resolution).

New windows can kickstart your 2016 and leave you with lower energy bills, more light, and updated design. Check out why new windows should be on your 2016 resolution list.

Lower Energy Cost

If saving more and spending less is one of your resolutions, then getting new windows can help you reach your goal. Insulated windows keep extreme temperatures outside which reduces adjustments to your heating and cooling system.

Light

Natural light can drastically change any room in your home. Newer windows have larger glass to allow more light into your home and can make your home appear brighter, more welcoming, and comfortable.

Modern window creating natural light

Updated Design

Not only can new windows bring in more natural light to change a room, they can also update your home to fit your particular style. Windows can be a great, simple way to add a facelift to your home.

Noise Reduction

Do you have loud neighbors, or live next to a busy street? If the noise outside is keeping you up at night consider replacement windows to reduce outside noise.

Although new windows is not what you typically think of when you make your New Year’s resolutions, they can be a great way to start your year and help meet your other resolutions along the way. Call your experts at Glass Express to get started today!

Five Things You Should Observe in Your Home Before Getting New Windows

TownhomeWhen the time comes for you to replace your windows, chances are you won’t be going to your local library to do your research. And why would you really? To learn what you need in a new window, the best place to do your research is at home. And I don’t mean looking at the screen of your laptop! The largest determinant of the performance qualities you need in your new window is where you live.

  1. How’s the temperature? If you are living with faulty, inefficient windows, chances are there’s a slight unwanted breeze moving through your home. You may not be aware, but up to 25% of your home’s energy bills may be going out your window. While windows can’t control the climate you live in or the external fluctuations in temperature, they can help to slow down temperature changes with insulation. A properly functioning window offers insulation that can offer both solar control in the hot months and solar heat gain in the cooler ones.

  2. Is your house too noisy, and your kids aren’t to blame? If you are living close to a loud noise source, such as a busy street, a school yard, or even neighbors; you have probably gotten used to unfiltered noise that comes in through your windows. New high performance windows will cut the amount of noise coming in your house by half!
    Busy highway at night

  3. Is your carpet or furniture upholstery faded because of exposure to the sun? Again, you may not have realized it until you took a good look; but chances are you may have sun faded areas in your home. You might even avoid rooms that are too bright. Asking yourselves the right questions can help you to choose the best windows for your space. Window tints are available in all shapes and sizes. Large sliders are a great candidate for window tinting.

  4. Do you avoid a space in your home because it’s too dark? Do you have a room that just naturally makes you a little crankier while another seems to bring a skip to your step? The truth is humans act and perform better in spaces with adequate natural light. As a matter of fact, those spaces are also easier to decorate. So, while you’re considering windows don’t rule out the option of going all the way! Enlarge a window you already have or put one in right where it will light up the room.

  5. Lastly, if you’re not prepared to get all new windows this year, assess which side of your home would most benefit from new windows. Start there! This out of the box thinking allows for new windows, new curb appeal, and the beginning of energy savings. The best way to finish a project is to get it started! Take the home window research assessment and find your home’s window performance needs.