How Much Value Does Double Glazing Add To A Home?
It is certainly no secret that double glazing provides economic benefits. The window installation ensures heat inside your home is retained effectively, saving you money on your energy bill.
But double glazing can provide more economic value than just energy savings. The use of double glazing can improve your home in a variety of ways, consequently increasing its overall value. How? And how much by? These are two questions that G&L Windows will be answering today.
Single-glazed houses vs double-glazed houses on the market
If you currently have single-glazed windows and are trying to sell your home, you could find yourself having some difficulty. The truth is that double-glazed windows are a default requirement for many potential buyers. Due to the abundance of houses with double glazing currently on the market, those with single-glazed windows simply don’t get a look-in.
Buyers don’t want to have to upgrade their windows themselves, especially when they have the option to buy a house with double glazing already installed. By upgrading to double-glazed windows, there will automatically be a higher demand for your property, and higher demand means higher value.
It should be noted, however, that double glazing is available with ratings from A-D. Though homes with D-rated double glazing will perform better in the market than houses without any double glazing, you need to be wary of your competition. In a market full of houses with A-rated double glazing, D-rated double glazing houses will struggle to impress. The best way to increase the value of your home and get ahead of the competition is to ensure your double glazing is A-rated, or at least of a similar rating to competing homes.
Double-glazed windows also add to the aesthetic appeal of your home. Windows are usually one of the first elements people notice about a property. Replacing your windows with new, fresh, double-glazed windows can improve the overall perception of your home, making it visibly more appealing. Plus, visitors interested in your home will notice that the inside feels warm and cosy without the need for artificial heating. It will also be quiet, thanks to your double-glazed windows providing a reduction in noise pollution. This immediate sense of comfort will boost the overall perception of your home, leading it to be more sought after, and thus raise its value.
High amounts of condensation will have a negative impact on your home, largely in the form of mould. Mould grows in damp places, and unless the condensation is remedied, mould will continue to grow even after it is removed. By installing double glazing, your home will grow in value, as it won’t be subject to spawning unhealthy living conditions. Buyers will be happy to spend more money on a property that is clean and doesn’t risk any negative health problems.
How much can my home increase in value by?
It is not easy to calculate a definitive value, as there are multiple grades of double glazing. Naturally, A-grade double glazing will add greater value than D-grade, and D-grade will add more value than no double glazing. To get as much value as possible from your home, it is important your grade is competing positively with similar houses on the market. Houses doing favourably against their competitors can see their value rise by as much as 10%.
However, if you are considering whether the cost of double glazing will be worth the added value, don’t forget that much of the money made from reducing your energy bill will make up for the costs of installation, even before the added value on your home is taken into account!
G&L Windows provide UPVC double glazing for all homes throughout Bedford, Wellingborough and surrounding areas. We provide some of the most competitive prices on the market, helping you to add value to your home for a low cost. To enquire further about our double glazing service, or any of the extensive services we offer, give our friendly team a call today.