If you’re thinking about doing a major summer remodeling project before selling your home, you will want to start planning your desired upgrades. Your budget will depend on how much you’re willing to spend, but if you want your home to be more attractive for potential homebuyers, you may want to consider a big investment.
An excellent option is to replace your old windows. Upgrading to better windows will help attract more homebuyers if you know which features to select. Experts at Howard Roofing & Home Improvements share their suggestions.
Energy Efficiency and Performance
Energy-efficient windows tend to be a priority for buyers looking for a new home to purchase. If you’re going to replace your old windows, don’t go for single-pane windows because they hardly provide any thermal insulation that’s necessary to keep a home comfortable. Windows that have two or more glass panes are more efficient as they easily retain your home’s heat during the winter season and keep your indoors cool during summer. By upgrading to ENERGY STAR® products, you can effectively lower your home’s heating and cooling costs without sacrificing indoor air quality and comfort.
Durability and Workmanship
Your home will attract more potential buyers if they can see that the windows are made with top-quality materials. You’ll also want to have your windows installed by a reputable window contractor. But while some materials are more attractive than others, keep in mind that each has its pros and cons. Wooden frames, for instance, offer a classic and elegant look that fits any home style, but without regular maintenance, wood frames can rot over time and expand under constant exposure to natural elements. Other materials such as fiberglass and vinyl don’t cost a lot in terms of maintenance, making them cost-effective while also providing good resistance against the weather.
Potential homebuyers will be attracted to windows that are easy to clean and maintain. Wooden-framed windows may be visually appealing, but they can be costly to maintain. That’s why it’s better to go for materials that don’t require much upkeep and maintenance. Quality windows usually require just a minimal amount of maintenance throughout their effective life span.
Count on Howard Roofing & Home Improvements for your window replacement and other exterior home improvement needs. Call us today at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our online form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners in and around St. Louis, MO.