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How Much Value Do New Windows and Doors Add?

When selecting home improvements that help to increase the total price/value of your home, new windows and doors are often at the top of the list. New windows and doors go beyond enhancing a home’s beauty, they can help increase its quality of life through soundproofing, security, lowering energy bills, and lowering maintenance costs.

In this blog post, Big City Windows and Doors will explore how much value new windows and doors can add to your property, helping you make an informed decision on whether this upgrade is the right choice for your home.

Key Takeaways

  • According to an Ontario-based real estate agent, homeowners can see a $50,000 - $75,000 increase in property value if they replace each window in a home that has old or broken windows for a medium to large-sized house.
  • According to an Ontario-based real estate agent, replacing just the front door of a house can potentially raise property value by up to $5000 if the door replaced is old or has some damages.
  • Only replacing a small fraction of a home’s windows won’t result in a substantial increase in the value of a home.

How Much Value Does Replacing Windows Add to Your Home?

There are a couple of factors that need to be considered before investing in replacing your windows with new alternatives:

The Difference in Quality of Replaced Windows

If you are replacing windows that have seen significant wear and tear over the years, such as intense condensation, mould around frames, cracked glass, and more. The value added to a home will be greatly increased if a homeowner replaces nearly broken windows vs replacing functional windows.

Replacing perfectly functional Kanata windows just to swap window designs can potentially increase the value of a home, but it won’t have a substantial increase on the curb appeal vs replacing broken windows.

After speaking to an Ontario-based real estate agent Sue Anfang, Sue stated that “Replacing each window in a medium to large sized house can potentially increase the total property value between $50,000 - $75,000 if the windows replaced were old or damaged”.

The Number of Windows Being Replaced

Replacing only a small fraction of windows in a home likely won’t result in a worthwhile ROI. Especially if there are damaged or broken windows that still need to be replaced.

However, investing in replacing most or all of the windows in a home can likely see a significant ROI for homeowners or house flippers.

How Much Value Does Replacing Doors Add to Your Home?

A house’s front door establishes the character of a home to homebuyers. It’s a pivotal piece to a home that can help influence more or less offers on a house depending on the appearance and quality of the front door.

According to Sue Anfang, “Replacing just the front door alone of a house can potentially raise property value by up to $5000 if the replaced door is old or damaged”.

Aside from a home’s front door, replacing each door inside of a house can likely further increase property value. But the front door will be the most important door replacement. Largely from visual enhancements, added security, soundproofing, and energy efficiency.

When is the Best time to Replace Windows and Doors?

Replacing windows and doors is a significant home improvement project, and timing can be crucial to maximize the benefits and minimize any inconvenience. The best time to replace your windows and doors is typically during spring if you are planning on putting your home on the real estate market as soon as possible.

Summer is peak real estate season, which enables homeowners to leverage how brand new their windows and doors are if they’re replaced during early spring. Homeowners can also avoid the onslaught of snow, ice, and slush if windows and doors are replaced during springtime.

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Big City Windows and Doors is happy to offer a 100% transferable warranty on all our windows. Looking to raise the property value of your home before putting it up on the market? Contact Big City Windows and Doors for a free consultation!

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