I was reading an article recently on how to improve the value of a house to make more money from the sale. And one of the biggest jobs you could undertake to do this was to fit new windows.
Energy saving is a big issue; you need to make sure your house is properly insulated to make sure you are not literally heating the street. And one of the biggest investments you can make to do this is to fit new UPVC windows.
But how can this make you money, well in two areas really, firstly if your windows are not efficiently insulated then it will be costing you every month by an increased energy bill. For every bit of hot air that escapes your home, it puts an extra strain on your wallet.
Improved insulation would be saving you money, so how could new windows make you money? Well quite simply, investing in new energy efficient windows can increase the value of your home quite significantly.
Plus it can totally improve the aesthetics of your home and make it visually more appealing to anyone walking by, and if you are looking to sell your home, then this investment could reap dividends for you when the house goes on the market.
If you want to sell your house quickly, then one of the biggest factors in this is kerb appeal. Everyone has heard the term ‘first impressions last’ well this has never been truer than with houses.
If a potential buyer pulls up outside your home and sees ugly and rotting windows, then I doubt that they will be falling in love at first site with the property unless they’re just really on the lookout for a fixer-upper.
Contrary to popular belief, we are not a nation of DIY enthusiasts. Most people do not look for fixer uppers when they are buying a home. They are more than likely to want the finished product.
So in contrast, if you want a house to be at it’s most presentable to achieve the greatest price. Then investing in new windows could be a wise choice for you.
Like all big expenditure make sure you shop around to get the best price for you, windows salesmen have a notorious reputation when it comes to fixing prices, so make sure you do your research.
There can be so much variation in price when it comes to windows that you really need to be vigilant when it comes to comparison, and making sure they have the best energy rating for your investment.
Any money spent in excess will defer from the equity you could gain from the fitting. And if you are looking to sell a house quickly. Then you need to make sure you save as much money as you can to make sure you get the best return of investment possible.
A cousin of mine was looking to sell a house fast in Brombrough, the house had been on the market for nearly a year when he decided to invest in some new windows, the transformation for the good was so dramatic that the house sold within six weeks of the job being completed.
So you have to evaluate what the best solution is for you. And if those windows are currently shabby and in a state of disrepair, then investing in some new windows now could reap dividends for you in the long run.