Should You Replace Your Windows Before Selling Your Home?
First impressions last. That’s why if you’re putting up your home on the property market, you need to make sure your exterior is in good condition. A fresh coat of paint on your siding can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal. But what about your windows? If they’re looking a bit worn, should you replace them before selling your home? The short answer is it depends on several factors.
The Property Market
Homebuyers may be willing to overlook a few imperfections in a competitive property market. But if you’re not in a sellers’ market, new energy-efficient windows are an attractive feature that can capture home buyers’ attention. According to a survey of home buyers by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), 87% of home buyers considered energy-efficient windows to be an “essential or desirable” feature.
If you’re looking for new energy-efficient windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri offers a wide variety of residential window replacement options. We offer windows made from Fibrex®, an exclusive wood-and-vinyl composite with excellent insulative capabilities. (Fibrex can insulate your home 700 times better than aluminum). Combined with our High Performance™ Low-E4® glass, Fibrex windows can become a green feature that can help clinch the sale.
The Extent of the Damage to the Windows
Even in a competitive property market, home buyers might not be willing to overlook badly damaged windows. If you suspect worn-out windows could be a deal breaker for home buyers, it may make financial sense to get new windows.
If you decide to replace your windows, make sure to choose a window replacement that complements the other parts of your exterior. Remember: when it comes to exterior design, consistency is key. If you’re having trouble choosing a window design, our design consultants would be happy to help you.
Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri offers the best replacement windows in the state. To schedule a free consultation with our design consultants, call us at (417) 268-9301, or fill out this form.
"Renewal by Anderson is definitely the way to go for replacement windows. A representative will come out to your house to discuss window replacements, their Fibrex windows, and cost. You do not have to do all the windows at the same time. We chose only to do 10 windows at this time. The price quoted is good for a full year. A few days later another Representative will come out to expertly measure all windows you are choosing to replace. These measurements are sent to the Renewal by Anderson Factory, where your replacement windows are made. Soon after your order has been processed an installation crew shows up with your replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen is excellent in keeping the customer informed from the start of the process to the final installation. We had a crew of 5 that took 2 days for 10 windows. They were definitely top-notch and you could immediately tell they had been installing windows for quite some time. They were definitely prepared for any situation that came up during your window replacement. One window had evidence of past termite infestation. The wood had to be replaced before the installation of our new window. I generally keep an infrared space heater in that room because of all the 5 bay windows. After our new windows were installed, WOW no heat loss. The room no longer felt cooler than the rest of the house. The windows look fantastic. The outside screens are virtually invisible. We love our new windows. You won't be disappointed!!"
Nov 17, 2023
"Just had my windows installed. Love them! Wonderful and easy people to work with! Well worth the money! My installers were great! They cleaned up everything and were amazing!"
Nov 16, 2023
"Every employee I have met in this company has been very kind and nice to speak with (even when I'm out of town and have to tell them I'm waay out of their zone for promotions lol!) Customizing the front door was fun, and I'm very happy with the end result of a brand new door frame that is sealed well and closes so quietly and smoothly! The frosted glass window panels top to bottom really let in an awesome amount of natural light. The manufacturing process went well with lots of updates along the way, and the salesperson was able to answer every question I had about financing. Can't wait to start upgrading the windows next! As a first time homebuyer I feel very secure in knowing I can call the company and they will make sure their product stays up to their quality standards. They are going to help this 105 year old house stand strong for another 100!"