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.