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Your home is your largest investment and, naturally, you want to make sure that any improvements you make add to that investment, especially in a city like Atlanta where real estate values continue to climb. Certain home improvement projects are a no-brainer if you’re looking to add value to your home, but one addition typically falls under the radar: replacement windows.
Yep, new windows can add to your home’s value! Whether you’re selling your home or just want to make your house more comfortable for your own family, replacement windows are a sound investment. Let’s explore how much value replacement windows add to a house and why you should choose this upgrade.
The exact amount of value that new windows add is hard to estimate because of several variables, such as the number of windows, window size, and the window material. Since Window World of Atlanta installs vinyl replacement windows, let’s use this material to get a ballpark figure of your return on investment (ROI).
Based on HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Survey for Q1 2020, which surveyed real estate agents across the country, you can expect a 81% ROI from professionally-installed vinyl replacement windows. The 2020 Cost vs. Value Report, published by Remodeling, estimates a 72% return on investment.
So with new windows, you can expect anywhere from 72%-81% return on your investment. That’s among the highest ROIs from any home improvement project!
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In many cases, yes, it is definitely worth replacing windows before selling your home! It can add to the asking price of your house, helping you recoup the costs, and will likely help your home sell faster. If a buyer knows they may have to spend thousands of dollars to replace the windows in the near future, it could scare them away from the sale altogether.
If you’re getting ready to sell your home and any of the following apply to your current windows, it’s a good idea to replace them before putting your house on the market: