If you have been in your home for a while, chances are your windows could use some updating, be in need of repair, or even ready for replacement. As one of the most expensive costs in your home, windows can also bring in a high return on your investment, if you choose right by your house. House Logic, an online leader in providing information and insight for home owners, has put together an in-depth review of all things window related.
Determining your best options for windows comes down to asking yourself the right questions, such as the following:
What is the actual state of your windows? It could be some easy repairs, or weatherizing them may be enough.
Are your window frames in good condition? If so, you may be able to replace the glass and save a lot on the overall cost.
What is your budget for windows? If you go for a full replacement of your windows, you could be facing an expense of $10,000, or more. Whatever you decide, save yourself some stress by setting a budget first.
If it is time to replace your windows, you need to determine just what type of windows to get. This is not as simple as you may think. There are important considerations to review and more questions to answer, such as:
What style of windows will work well with your home? Windows help showcase your home’s character. If you have Victorian era home for example, to replace wood frames with vinyl could potentially lower the value of your property.
This is not to say you can’t incorporate modern features in your older home, which leads into other questions to ask:
What type of windows do you want? Is easy cleaning important? You may want to opt for double hung windows, where both top and bottom sections can be open.
What window materials are good for this region? Living in Georgia we may not need triple paned windows, which are ideal for northern climates, but impact resistant glass is highly recommended due to our tropical storms and hurricanes.
Do you want energy saving features in your new windows? Chances are the answer is yes, energy efficient products help the environment, and the wallet, over time. Energy Star rated windows are a great investment, but be sure you know just what you are getting in a window, some special features may help save a bit more energy, but may not be worth the investment, depending on your overall budget.
Installing the right windows can upgrade your home’s curb appeal and value. Finding the right real estate agent can help you get the most from selling your home. Jamie Parker is one such agent. As Jamie says “My goal is to perform for you. I am passionate about where I live, and what I do, especially when it comes to helping my clients. I genuinely care about you and your needs, whatever your situation and goals are...with me it is all about you!!” Call us at 404-483-7816, or email Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let the Rockin’ Agent take away your Real Estate Blues.