Zillow: Window Improvements Can Affect House Value

Posted September 27, 2022 by TotallyShutters

According to a recent study by leading real estate online marketplace Zillow, energy-efficient and good-looking windows increase home value the most. Updating to more modern materials and appearance attracts more homebuyers.

[KENT, 27/09/22] Older windows in a home can negatively affect both the curb appeal and resale value of the property. The look of the house from the street is one of the first things potential buyers see and can be a make-or-break factor in their decision to buy. But making some simple improvements can go a long way.

How Window Updates Affect House Value

According to a study by Zillow, updated windows can add value to a home property and make it more energy efficient. Many homebuyers would also pay more for a home with updated windows, as they improve both the look and feel of a property. Another study by the Association of Home Builders found that 90% of homebuyers considered energy-efficient windows valuable.

They also found that new windows can help soundproof a home and make it feel larger. Windows with double or triple panes can help reduce outside noise, making a home more peaceful and relaxing.

Window Updates That Increase Home Value the Most

The size and shape of windows can significantly impact a home's value. Homes with larger, rectangular windows tend to have a higher value than homes with smaller, square windows. Windows made with more modern materials, such as fiberglass or vinyl, also tend to be more valuable than older materials, such as wood.

Based on the cost to upgrade a window and the materials used (wood or vinyl), and the resulting increase in home sale price, homeowners have had 70-73% ROI on the investment. While it doesn’t provide 100%, it does improve the chances of a successful sale. Newly upgraded windows can also increase the chances of a buyer purchasing at full asking price.

To help homeowners, Totally Shutters offers a wide range of window shutters to choose from. They have a team of experts that help clients select the right shutter for their homes to get the most value for their property. They also offer a variety of colours and finishes to match any home style.

About Totally Shutters

Totally Shutters has been helping homeowners and businesses in the UK increase the value of their properties with custom window dressing, such as their best-selling folding shutters, for over 15 years. They offer a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to help their clients make the best choices for their homes.

Get a free quote today by visiting their website at www.totallyshutters.co.uk
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Last Updated September 27, 2022