How to add value to your property with new windows
Whether you’re in the process of trying to sell your home or simply trying to boost its kerb appeal, adding double-glazed windows is a great way of increasing your property value. This is especially relevant if you’ve recently put your home on the market only to find you haven’t got any keen buyers.
Single glazing can be incredibly off-putting to new buyers. This is why older-style windows, particularly those that show signs of damage and long-term wear and tear, can not only reduce the value of your property but also make the process of selling a lot more difficult. This is because single glazing has a reputation for offering little to no insulation, meaning the new owner will either have to make the investment in double glazing themselves or deal with the hassle of high utility bills.
So if you’re wondering whether or not double glazing is worth it, the answer is a resounding yes. Here’s how to add value to your property with new windows.
How can new windows help you sell your home?
Whether you’re selling your home or purchasing a new one, poorly functioning, faded and dilapidated windows can be very off-putting. Energy-efficient double-glazed windows are essential for both homeowners and potential buyers alike as they represent lower utility bills throughout the year. Ensuring your home has double glazing already also means any potential buyers won’t have to factor in the cost of purchasing new windows when considering whether or not they should put an offer in on your home.
There comes a time when replacement windows will be needed whether you intend to sell your home or not. As well as increasing your property value, new windows can also dramatically improve your standard of living and ensure your home is warm, dry and comfortable all year round. Benefits include…
• A warmer, more energy-efficient home
• Improved levels of security
• A more attractive exterior aesthetic
• A more valuable home
• Less maintenance
• Fewer upfront costs for the new owner
Perhaps most relevant, new windows offer higher levels of energy efficiency. This is because new windows are engineered with double glazing, which is manufactured with a small gap between two panes of glass – hence the name, double glazing. This gap is filled with argon gas which helps to insulate your home by preventing heat loss through the window panes.
As a result, double-glazed windows can make a big difference to the thermal retention ratings of your property which can attract potential buyers. Double glazing is especially important if you reside in a region with a colder climate, such as the UK, where poorly insulated homes frequently succumb to damp, condensation, mould and decay. As a result, double glazing is a great way of saving when it comes to your energy costs, safeguarding your house from inclement weather and of course, keeping your family warm, dry, and cosy all year round.
When combined with uPVC or aluminium frames, double-glazed windows also boast a long life span and higher levels of security.
Another great selling point for new windows is the improved levels of security they can bring to your home. When purchasing a new home, you want to be sure that you, your family and your possessions will be safe and secure from any unwelcome intruders. New double-glazed windows are more resilient and durable than older-style windows and often boost higher levels of security.
For example, at Majestic Designs, our range of uPVC and aluminium windows are engineered with British-made, multi-point locking mechanisms, as well as internal beading and other features that can boost the security of your home. We use security hardware which exceeds safety legislation requirements, which will provide both yourself and any potential buyers with a little extra peace of mind when it comes to keeping your home secure.
Which windows should I choose?
If you’ve made the decision to upgrade your windows with double glazing, you may be wondering what type to choose. The most common type of double-glazed windows you’ll see on the market today are engineered from uPVC and aluminium.
For period homes, uPVC windows can make a great alternative to traditional timber windows, whereas aluminium is ideal for more contemporary properties. uPVC windows are incredibly durable and resilient. Products engineered from uPVC are cost-effective and low-maintenance with a long life span of at least 20 years. Aluminium windows on the other hand combine slim frames with high thermal retention and energy efficiency ratings. They are lightweight and stylish, allow an influx of natural light through expansive panes of double-glazed glass and offer several conveniences including heightened security.
Ultimately, the choice between uPVC and aluminium will ultimately depend on your budget, your personal preferences, and, of course, the distinctive architectural design of your home which is particularly important if you’re hoping to make a quick sale.
Double glazing at Majestic Designs
Whether you’re looking to boost the kerb appeal or in the process of trying to sell your home, refurbishing your property with modern double-glazed windows is a great way of increasing the value of your home. It goes without saying that single glazing can be incredibly off-putting to new buyers which explains why older-style windows, particularly those with long-term wear and tear, can not only reduce the value of your home but also make the process of attracting a buyer when you’re selling a lot more difficult.
For more than 21 years, Majestic Designs has manufactured high-quality, bespoke double-glazed windows right here in Cheddar in the heart of Somerset. Manufactured in our state-of-the-art factories, our range of double-glazed windows boast an A+14 energy efficiency rating and can provide your home with exceptional energy efficiency, heightened security and undeniable style. We also offer a 10-year guarantee, so you can rest assured your home can be enjoyed for years to come – whether or not you’re planning on selling.
For more information about our range of double-glazed windows, get in touch with the team at Majestic Designs today.