When it comes to home improvement projects, kitchens and bathrooms are often top of the list. Windows and doors, however, are more of an afterthought, and they shouldn’t be! For a smaller investment, new windows and doors can make an immediate impact on the value of your house by maximizing curb appeal, improving energy efficiency and upping your overall enjoyment of your home.
Increase Curb Appeal
If your home is older, it could have been decades or more since the doors and windows were replaced. They may even be from the original build. So even though they may look like they’re in decent condition, chances are, your home could benefit from the facelift modern doors and windows can provide. Potential buyers will appreciate the visual impact of these recently replaced fixtures, with confidence that they can focus their renovation budget elsewhere if they choose this home. And if you’re not planning on selling anytime soon? Your home will be the envy of the neighbourhood and passersby.
Increase Energy Efficiency
As we mentioned earlier, your doors and windows may appear to be in good shape, but older versions were likely constructed with outdated methods and materials. Energy inefficient windows allow heat to escape outdoors in the winter and cool air to leak out in the summer, costing you more to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Check in with a knowledgeable rep, who can provide you with the best options for your home based on factors like climate and which direction it’s facing to maximize efficiency. And the best part? The price of new, energy-efficient windows and doors will be offset by the cost-savings you’ll enjoy on your energy bills—a definite plus in the eyes of anyone thinking about buying your home.
Increase Your Own Satisfaction With Your Home
It’s easy to just live with imperfections in your home, whether they’re style choices you wouldn’t have made or areas that aren’t quite optimized to your liking. But given all the time we spend in our homes, isn’t it worth investing in? For example, rather than trying to repair and maintain what you currently have, new windows and doors require less upkeep and maintenance, and can help you feel more secure in your home, with updated hardware and locking mechanisms. They can also be a source of comfort and pride when part of a cohesive home design.
We often think of undertaking home improvements when we start thinking about putting our house on the market. Our advice? Just like with any other upgrade, we’d recommend replacing your windows and doors a few years before you plan on selling your home, if possible. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy the improvements you’ve made to your home in addition to taking advantage of its increased resale value. Choose classic, neutral picks for mass appeal, or something bold to match your personality!
Make this year the one where you finally design your home to look the way you’ve always dreamed. Not sure how to get started? Reach out to the experts at Torwin to find a great selection of quality windows and doors to match both your tastes and budget.
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