Is It Worth Replacing Your Windows Before Selling Your Home?

It’s no secret that a well-maintained home will sell faster than one in obvious need of restoration. This compels some homeowners to perform small repairs, such as fixing a bathroom pipe, before putting their home up for sale. But what about more expensive upgrades like replacing your windows? Does it make financial sense? Keep on reading to learn more.

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Real Estate Market

According to the National Association of Home Builders® (NAHB), most potential buyers think that new, energy-efficient replacement windows are essential. This means that replacing outdated, shabby windows may grant your residential property a competitive edge in the real estate market. If homes are selling at a rapid pace, however, and buyers are getting the price they ask for in your local area, it may not be necessary to install new windows.

Inspection Problems

If your current windows are warped, rotted or holding moisture between panes, replacing them is important and may be pivotal to selling your house. Any meticulous buyer will call for a professional inspection, and any lender will insist on it. If you believe that the inspector is likely to point out that your windows are a cause for concern, you’ll be responsible for replacing them. It’s best to get it done before you’re occupied with your own move.

Tax Incentives

In some states and localities, tax incentives for energy-efficient windows are available. This advantage can be a major selling point to buyers, so make sure to carefully examine your options before making a decision.

For high-performance replacement windows, such as specialty windows and traditional double hung windows, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Houston. Our certified team delivers premium products and outstanding customer service to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of our clients. Call us at (281) 547-6177, or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation estimate. We work with homeowners in Houston and the surrounding Texas communities.