Selling your home can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience that often brings mixed emotions.
Anyone who’s sold their home can attest to how much work goes into the process, even long before the “for sale” sign goes on your front lawn. You begin to look at your home speculatively, wondering what improvements can be made to draw in prospective buyers.
In the past, we’ve talked about the importance of quality photography and curb appeal when it comes to selling your home. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at whether you should replace your windows when selling your home.
So, to answer the question…
If you’ve had your windows replaced in the last 20 years, replacing them may be unnecessary. If you’ve never had your windows replaced or you live in an older home, you may want to consider replacing your windows. Older windows tend to let the air and heat escape, unlike newer, energy-efficient windows that provide better insulation.
Usually, when a seller is considering renovating their home, they often look at replacing floor tiling, backsplash in the kitchen, or giving the bathroom a fresh new look. Windows are often overlooked, but brand new windows can increase the value of your home.
When selling a home, curb appeal is more significant than people give it credit for. It’s your first impression when you arrive at a house. If you pull up to a home on your showings list and you see that the paint is chipped on the door and the windows look worn, it won’t leave a very good first impression, which you certainly don’t want.
How Do I Know if My Windows Need Replacing?
There are a few signs to know if your windows should be replaced, but sometimes it’s not always conspicuous. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Do your windows fog up?
- Are they drafty?
- Do your windows have any chips or water stains?
- Do they stick when opening or closing them?
- Do they refuse to stay open?
Hearing outside noise when the windows are closed is often indicative of worn windows. If you feel as though you have little protection against the sounds of traffic or nature, your windows may need to be replaced. Additionally, if you foresee your windows becoming an issue in the selling process, whether it be red flags during the home inspection or decreasing the price of your home, a replacement may be just what you need.
Looking to Replace Your Windows?
At Kempenfelt Windows and Doors, we understand the importance of how windows increase the value of your home when you’re looking to sell.
From energy-efficient to tilt and turn windows, we will help you find stunning windows within your budget and install them for you too. We provide award-winning customer service to ensure you’re satisfied from start to finish.
Give us a call today at 1-800-841-7469 or feel free to reach out to us online.