How Much Value Do New Windows Add to a Home?
If you’re looking to sell your home, you’re probably planning some home improvement projects to attract buyers and add to the asking price. But how much do new windows actually add to that value? Let’s explore what the average return on investment is for new window installation and how that could help you sell your home quicker and for more money.
Monetary Value and Return on Investment
Every addition and upgrade you make on your home has a return on investment, or ROI, percentage. For instance, if you spend $2,000 on new siding and get $1,000 more from the sale of your home because of it, that’s a 50% ROI.
According to Remodeling magazine, the ROI for replacement windows in the area around Washington, DC, was about 66% for 2021. That means that whatever you spend on new windows, you’ll likely be able to add at least 66% of that cost to the asking price of your home.
Considering how much the value of many products depreciates with time, that’s a pretty good ROI. However, you can boost that percentage with luxury windows and energy-efficient windows. Remember — these aren’t hard-and-fast figures, but they should give you a ballpark estimate.
Advertise Savings from Energy-efficient Windows
One of the best ways to boost the return on investment of new window installation is to use energy-efficient windows. According to the US Department of Energy, windows are responsible for 25% to 30% of heat loss and gain in the average home. Energy-efficient windows may cut that down considerably and save homeowners precious cash on monthly energy bills.
If you replace old windows with newer, more energy-efficient ones, that could be a huge selling point. Do you live in an area with beautiful yet old and drafty homes? Advertise energy-efficient windows as a way to give yourself the edge in a competitive real estate market.
Specialty Windows Attract Buyers
If you’re selling your home, there’s one phrase you hear every day: curb appeal. Energy-efficient windows look great on paper, but for a real estate one-two punch, install energy-efficient windows that are as luxurious as they are economical.
Consider bay windows to turn a corner of a room into an airy, sunny reading nook. Have a garden that looks stunning at sunset? Install a quaint picture window to wow potential buyers with picturesque views. If your home has high, distinguished eaves, highlight that with custom angled windows that run parallel to the roof line.
Any one of these specialty window projects could give you a better ROI when you put your home on the market.
Let Tri County Windows and Siding Handle All Your Window Installation Needs
No matter what kind of windows you want installed, Tri County Windows has the skill and eye for detail that only comes with 20 years of home exterior excellence. To maximize your return on investment, we buy direct from manufacturers and pass those savings on to you.
Already have another window installation quote? We’ll take an additional 5% off when you work with us. Contact us today for a free window installation estimate.