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Will Replacing My Lakeland Home's Windows Increase its Value?

Will Replacing My Lakeland Home's Windows Increase its Value?

Renovations are often costly, but not all of them bring equal value to your property. As a result, many homeowners prioritize the most valuable house improvements, such as façade enhancements, kitchen renovations, and bathroom renovations. 

What about replacement windows in Lakeland? New windows can improve your home’s beauty and energy efficiency. Plus, they offer great ROI when or if you sell.

But how does the extra value of new windows compare to the added value of other major upgrades, and is upgrading your windows worthwhile? Let the professionals at White Aluminum answer that for you.

Cost of New Windows

The cost of new windows varies considerably based on the type of windows you purchase, their size, and the number of windows you require. Other factors to consider are energy-efficient renovations and whether you require any unique features. You'll also need to consider the cost of expert installation. 

When you're planning your renovation budget, bear in mind that the best way to get the most value out of new windows is to go with the same or better materials than what you're replacing. Picking a less valuable window glass, frame, or style may result in a loss of value, in which case you’d be spending a significant amount of money for nothing.

Increased Home Value

Replacing windows has a high return rate, and you can increase that return even more by choosing energy-efficient windows. However, you'll need to make an upscale improvement to gain the whole increased worth of new windows, as more minor upgrades don't have as high a return.

New windows have a higher return on investment than other high-cost home improvements, including midrange kitchen remodels, expensive kitchen renovations, and composite deck extensions. The return on upmarket vinyl replacement windows in Lakeland is 73.4%. The return on a deluxe wood window replacement is 70.8%.

Energy-Efficient Windows

Make energy-efficient choices when window shopping and boost the additional value of your new windows. According to the US Department of Energy, windows account for 25% to 30% of a home's heating and cooling consumption. Energy Star states that updating to energy-efficient windows can save you $125 to $340 per year in energy bills, which becomes a significant amount over time.

Some of the main features of energy-efficient windows are:

  • High-quality frames
  • Warm edge spacers
  • Multi-paned glass
  • Low-e (low emissivity) glass 
  • Gas infused panes

These qualities give windows more insulation, making them more effective at keeping outside temperatures out of your house, preserving energy, and saving you money on bills. As you can see, the right replacement windows in Lakeland are wise investments that yield a high return on your money. 

Do a great deal of research on the window materials and styles before investing and completing this renovation. Consider if you want a double-pane or single-pane window. Also, consider sizing and whether you wish to replace all of the windows in your home or only upgrade specific rooms

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