Will Double Glazing Add Value To My Home?


Everybody is looking for ways to add value to their property in simple and effective ways. Double glazing is a perfect solution to upgrade your property by reducing external noise, saving on heating bills, and reinforcing the home, but it can also be a valuable investment to increase the value of your home.

How Does Double Glazing Add Value to Your Home?

A property is deemed valuable based on how useful it is. A very simple way to make your property more valuable is by boosting its energy efficiency. Double glazing limits how much heat leaves the property, making it cheaper to heat during cold weather. This can mean a detached property can save upwards of £155 on their energy bills every year.

It can also add value because buyers are more interested in purchasing a property that has been upgraded in a number of ways. Double glazing increases property value because buyers will not need to replace new windows themselves. As more people are conscious of saving money on their energy bills and being more environmentally friendly, energy efficiency is a priority. Every home has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) score, which has a bearing on its value, and the type of glazing will impact the score directly.

How Much Value Can Double Glazing Add to a Property?

Research suggests that, on average, a home with newly fitted double-glazed windows can increase in value by upwards of 10%. So if you invested in double glazing on a property valued at £180,000, the 10% added on to this increases the value to £198,000. Such a simple thing, but this can make a massive difference when it comes to selling up, especially for anybody looking to sell an older property.

The housing market is always competitive and as sellers need to gain a competitive edge in little ways, double glazing is something you should not ignore. As double glazing can improve the overall quality of a home by retaining heat, keeping noise out, and making it a more environmentally-friendly place to be, adding value to a property before you sell it will make a massive difference to your pockets!

Should You Replace Windows Before Selling Your Property?

The answer to this will depend on your situation. If your current windows are single-glazed or are damaged, you’ve got to think about it from the perspective of a buyer. Poorly maintained windows can be a deal-breaker as single-glazed windows mean poor energy efficiency, resulting in greater energy bills.

If you are looking to sell your property, making certain upgrades can result in much more profit for you. If you are looking to invest in your property because you are selling or you are trying to maximise its value, getting new windows will undoubtedly increase its appeal.

Double glazing is considered standard, and if your property is one of the 7% of households without double glazing, this will make a massive impact in every way. If you are looking to upgrade to double glazing, get in contact with us today for a free and friendly quotation.

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