While the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” holds true in many aspects of people’s lives, it does not hold particularly true for people’s homes. Even a potential fixer-upper can leave a very bad impression in a potential buyer’s mind if the house looks particularly ramshackle. In fact, a Jeld-Wen React Survey conducted in recent years offers up some information that could be of particular interest to homeowners:
- 90% of real estate agents felt a buyer’s first impression of the front entry was important to their ability to sell a home.
- 66% have mentioned energy efficient doors and windows in their home listings.
- 82% have had buyers decline to look inside a house based on the exterior appearance.
- 65% said the number of buyers looking for universal design features has increased in the last few years.
- 56% of agents have advised sellers to update windows and doors.
Consider that the report includes mention of a house that increased in value by USD 16,000.00, simply by replacing the exterior doors; such factoids make it hard to ignore the effect that replacement doors and windows have on a home’s value, even should the owner have no intention of selling. Through the simple act of replacing their home’s doors and windows Wichita homeowners can increase their home’s market valuation, and that’s always something that a homeowner can take to the bank.
It is not, however, just about the money. Or, rather, not entirely about the money. By installing new doors and windows Topeka homeowners improve their homes’ energy efficiency which, while indirectly reducing their heating and cooling costs, directly impacts the comfort of their homes. New doors and windows guarantee that a home’s insulation is working as intended, serving to keep out the warmth of the summer, while keeping the residents warm and toasty in the winter.
If you’ve found this information helpful and are considering having work done on your home, please feel free to contact us at 855-871-9140 for a free estimate. You can also visit our local showrooms at Great Bend, Garden City, Wichita and Topeka.