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Boost your home value with new windows and doors

April 30, 2016

When you’re in the market for a new house, you will be greatly influenced by that all important first appearance. The front of any house is what grabs your attention and sets the tone for the rest of the home. Therefore, the seller needs to make sure that the first impression they create is a good one! It’s more than just a fresh coat of paint and a gorgeous front yard. There are so many other aspects that must be considered if you hope to sell your home for the right price. Windows and doors are extremely important. Not only are they functional, but they also give your home its unique design appeal.

Starting with your front door, you need to inspect it for damage and any signs of significant wear and tear. Your front door appeals to the buyer’s need for security, energy efficiency, and style. If the door is worse for wear, then this could really put the buyers off. If they open the door and hear a loud squeak, they will be inclined to inspect the door more closely. If repairs or replacement is necessary, they will certainly deduct this cost from the amount they bid on your property. Some buyers might even disregard your property altogether if your front door and windows are in poor shape.

About those windows, like your front door, they also appeal to the buyer’s needs for energy efficiency, safety, and style. A newly decorated home with old windows will make these older windows stand out even more. If you offer the buyer new double or triple pane windows, they will see it as another incentive to buy your home. When they realize that they can save every month on their energy bills thanks to more efficient windows, they will place a higher value on the home.

Bay windows and bow windows can give your home that edge over the other houses in your area. Not only do they give the interior and exterior of your home that extra bit of charm, but they also open up the room and add space. These windows can be used as reading nooks, a place to play an instrument, or even just a nice spot to relax and enjoy the view.

When you replace the windows of your house, you could be able to up your asking price as a result. Therefore, your initial financial investment can more than pay for itself when your home is sold. Apart from receiving a higher price, you can also sell your home faster if it’s in greater demand. Remember that if you replace a window on the front of your home, you will probably need to replace all of them in order to create a more uniform design. You will also need to consider replacing windows facing other directions so that all the windows in that room are the same. Remember that choosing the right windows for your home will mean deciding between different styles, shapes, sizes, and colors.

Patio doors can also add value to your home since they help open up the rooms facing the back of your property. Never discount the back of your home. Potential buyers are almost programmed to look for faults when buying a home. They will look for any reason to get your price down – which is all the more reason to make your home more attractive with new windows and doors!

For a wide range of new windows and doors to suit your home, call Alma Windows and Doors at (416) 661-9915! We are always happy to provide you with a free in-house estimate!

 

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