Will Double Glazed Windows Add Value To My Home?
As one of the leading window suppliers and fitters in the South East covering Surrey, Sussex and London, we’re well aware of all the reasons people want new windows and doors.
Some might want to find a way to better insulate their home. Others might want to try and block out a disruptive road noise. Or perhaps they want to save money on their monthly bills and energy usage. No matter what your motivations for buying new windows as with many other home improvements have a bottom line – money.
If you’re making changes to improve your home, you would want to make sure that you’ll get a return on your investment, and not just increasing your home’s kerb appeal.
Surely all home improvements add value?
You might think that whatever you do to improve your home will add value. A fresh lick of paint, a new kitchen, new carpets and other home improvements will all have a positive impact. But surprisingly, you’d be wrong to think this. In fact, it’s been said that carrying out kitchen improvements in your home may actually decrease the value of your property. This is all based on the saleability of your home; if you have a kitchen that’s only practical for you, people won’t necessarily want to buy it!
But what about new windows and doors? Despite all the other benefits such as increased efficiency, kerb appeal, and security – does having double-glazed windows add value?
That’s why we’re here to provide some facts about just how much Double-Glazed Windows can add value to your home.
What the Estate Agents Say
If you want an answer from a reliable source, it would be best to ask the people who actually sell homes. According to an article by The Independent, Estate Agents in London highlight that double glazing will be appealing to customers in built-up areas, as they are better at blocking out road noise. The increased efficiency is also appealing to people looking for a new home.
This is why Estate Agents insist that installing new double-glazed windows adds value to your home.
If you’re still worried that you won’t see any returns on installing new double-glazing, you should also think about the hidden savings that you’ll experience by making these home improvements. With our top-performing windows achieving A-rated energy-ratings, they can help reduce your carbon footprint as well as energy bills. We also offer triple glazing for even greater efficiency.
With this efficiency, comes a reduction on your energy bills, the money you spend fitting new double-glazed windows will result in lower energy bills, and although you might not be able to measure it, you might save money in the long run!
Don’t be fooled about having any old double glazing fitted within your home. If it is quality windows and doors that have been installed, then this will be a real bonus for a potential buyer. If they look cheap and don’t work effectively, then it will definitely be a negative selling point. The buyer will know that they need replacing as soon as they move in – an extra added expense could very well put them off buying your house!
As well as cheap windows, the wrong windows could put off potential buyers. Be sympathetic to the period and style of your house – this makes all the difference. Sliding sash windows look exceptional in most properties. Other styles of window may actually detract from the look of your home. So think carefully when you are choosing which type of new window you have installed.
So if you’re living in the home counties; Surrey, Sussex, or South London, get in touch with us and see how double-glazing could help you save money, and add value to your home.