Every homeowner knows that if there is a plan of selling in the future, it’s important to keep the home value at its peak. This usually involves installing modern upgrades, creating an attractive appearance, and making sure that the home is in accordance with municipal building codes. You may have heard that the installation of impact windows is a great way to increase home value; let’s take a look at this claim, and see if it applies to you.
How Can Impact-Resistant Windows Increase Home Value?
Installing impact windows will always add value to your home in several ways, depending on the location and current condition of your property. In fact, not having impact windows will often decrease the value of a home. Some major benefits include:
- Increased Security – Impact windows are created in a way that makes them very difficult to break (they’re made to resist hurricanes, after all!), but this also relates to burglaries as well. Although not entirely “unbreakable”, they are considerably harder to break into and will not shatter if struck. If this is the first of such security upgrades in your home (not merely a replacement of similar protection measures such as hurricane panels), it can result in a home insurance discount.
- Greater Energy Conservation – Because of the tight seal of the glass and frame, as well as the thick multi-layers of the glass, impact windows can result in significant savings in energy costs. Heat and humidity have met their match!
- Outdoor Noise Suppression – Another perk of the thick glass and tight seal is that outdoor noise is greatly minimized. If the home is near a busy roadway, or any other area that produces loud or disruptive sounds, impact windows can make a big difference in the quality of life indoors.
- Curb Appeal – It goes without saying that new windows will look great! High-quality impact windows are not only safer and more efficient, but they are attractive as well. They come in a variety of designs and frame options that can really change the look of your home for the better.
All of these features can make a home much more desirable and raise its value. After all, what’s not to like about the results!
Are Impact Windows Right for You?
The big question is, will impact windows raise the resell value of your property enough to cover the cost of installation? Yes. In every situation, it will raise the value of your home. However, we think it is important to note that raising the value of your home should not be the only reason for installing new impact-resistant windows unless specifically recommended by your real estate agent. When deciding to install hurricane impact-resistant windows in your home, you should look at the big picture and the myriad ways they will improve your life.
If you are interested in upgrading your home with hurricane windows and doors, call (561) 203-0773 to schedule a free estimate from A-Christian Glass. We have been in business since 1988 and our satisfied clients can attest to the quality and beauty of our work.