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New Windows For Your Home Ads Value To Your Home

Oct 12, 2007
Getting rid of the old windows in your home and replacing them with new ones can add quite a lot of value to your home and help you save on your utility bill at the end of the month if you install the most energy efficient windows that you can afford. This is a plus, especially if you are planning on selling the home any time soon. There are things that you need to know before you go shopping for new windows, though, to make the process as smooth and easy as possible.

One of the first things you need to do is find a retailer that you are comfortable doing business with. Shop around and find at least 2 or 3 different places and look at both their selection and prices to determine whether this is a business you want to deal with.

The next thing you need to think about is style. The style of the windows that you choose will have an impact on the value of the house just as much as the energy efficiency of them, maybe even more, since the style is a visible feature and the energy efficiency is not. It will not matter much to the buyer if a window is the most energy efficient on the market if the window looks quirky or out of place.

You should also consider the cost of having the windows installed, since this is usually not included in the final sale price. Ask first before you purchase, so you do not get any surprises after you have handed over your cash.

If you can take advantage of a sale that offers a buy one get one free deal or something similar, do it, since this can sometimes save you a few hundred dollars.

You should also consider what material you want the windows to be made of. They can be made of aluminum, wood, clad-wood, and vinyl and each kind has its own perks and drawbacks. Ask your retailer about the differences between them all and choose accordingly.

There should also be a warranty on both the windows and the installation that you will be purchasing. The warranty on both of these items should be around 10 years so you will not be liable if you have any problems with them before that period of time is up
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