Many homeowners today are concerned with how they can increase their house’s value to make a profit, and it’s no wonder why. The housing market crisis over the past decade has led to anxiety for many buyers wanting to protect their investment. This has caused cheaper, older houses, with good bones and outdated features, to become more and more popular. Add this to the current obsession of home improvement shows dedicated to empowering buyers to take on these seemingly overwhelming projects, and it makes the case for investing in an old house even more appealing. If you’re hoping to increase your house’s value for resell, or just want to bring it into the present, it might be time you thought about replacing your windows. This upgrade can update the feel of the house while also making it more appealing for future buyers.
New Windows Make Old Houses Look Better.
St. Louis is home to some amazing houses with well over a century of history packed between the walls. Because of their age, these houses often contain outdated features that do nothing to show off the gorgeous, original structure. The craftsman style or crown molding that appeals to so many might be bogged down by dull windows surrounded by thick, outdated plastic. Replacing these windows with newer models will emphasize these features while offering a more modern feel. This change will make a huge impact on the house inside and out!
New Windows Make Old Houses More Valuable.
In 2019, energy efficiency is HUGE! Older houses tend to have leaky windows that will wreak havoc on your energy bill. Replacing these windows with energy efficient models will not only save you money but will also be an attractive feature for future buyers. If a complete replacement is out of the picture for one reason or another, you may want to consider hiring a professional to install a secondary glazing that will cut down on heat escaping through the windows.
Making your windows more energy efficient can have other benefits as well! If you decide to replace your exterior windows or skylights, it could be considered a “qualified energy efficient improvement” which would earn you a 10% tax credit for the cost, making it more affordable in the long run.
Replacing your windows or adding new glazing can breathe new life into your older house while also making it more appealing to new home buyers. At St. Louis Glassworks, we love working with you to find out how we can increase your house’s value. Visit our site for a free quote, or give us a call, and we can discuss other options. Don’t let old windows be the reason your house is overlooked.