When it comes time to prep your Michigan house for selling, many homeowners want to know which investments will give them the most bang for their buck. One of the biggest repairs on the table is replacing windows with newer, more efficient models. However, some worry that replacing windows does not increase market value sufficiently to cover the expense. Here’s what you can expect:
The Cost of Replacing Windows
Before you can determine what your rate of return will be on replacement windows in your Michigan home, you must first have a ballpark idea of the cost. Across the window industry the prices per window can range widely from just $300 all the way up to $3,000 per window. The range is based on the size, style, configuration, and quantity of the windows you are looking to replace – in addition to the quality of the framing material, glass technology, installation method, and warranty. You get what you pay for with this home improvement project. It’s an investment project that will not only make your home look good, but also increase its value. Our windows are custom made to suit your home. During the free in-home consultation, our representative will go over all the design options you get to choose from for your new windows. If you’ve never shopped for windows before, there can be some real sticker shock. However, replacing windows comes with a number of perks when you’re trying to sell the house.
Boosting Curb Appeal
Replacing windows in your Michigan home is most important if your house still has its original windows from pre-2000s. Those old wooden and aluminum sided beasts are known for being inefficient and less than pretty. When it comes to home shopping, many homebuyers will immediately notice windows that have not been updated, and they will either walk away or they will expect a concession from the seller to cover the cost of replacement once they move in. This means that your house could sit on the market for an extended period of time, or you will have to budget to lose money at closing to pay for the windows to be replaced later. Either way, it’s coming out of your pocket. On the other hand, if you start by replacing windows before you list your home, you will be able to include the brand new windows on your marketing materials, as well as information about how much money they are saving you on your utilities. This can really help draw in more buyers, and the face lift can boost the market value of your home significantly so that you get multiple high priced offers.
If you are on the fence about replacing windows in your Michigan home, you may want to consult with a realtor and schedule a consultation with Renewal by Andersen. They will be able to give you the most reliable information about how much window replacement will cost, and what net effect it will have on your house once it is listed. To learn more, contact us today and speak with one of our representatives.