Does Double Glazing Add To The Value Of A Home

Benefits Of Double Glazing

It is no secret that double glazing and UPVC windows provides economic benefits. The window installation ensures heat inside your home is retained effectively, saving you money on your energy bill over a period.

But did you know that double glazing can provide more economic value than just energy savings? The use of double glazing and UPVC windows can improve your home in a variety of ways, consequently increasing its overall value. How and how much by?

Single Glazed Houses V Double Glazed Houses

If you currently have single-glazed windows and are trying to sell your home, you could find yourself having some difficulty with this. Nowadays double-glazed windows are a standard requirement for many potential home buyers. Due to the abundance of houses with double glazing currently on the market, those with single-glazed windows simply do not get a look-in.

Potential buyers do not 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 in the long run.

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.

Kerb Appeal And Double Glazing

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.

Upkeep And Maintenance Of Double Glazed Windows

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 does not risk any negative or potential health problems.

How Much Is My Home Worth With Double Glazing

It is not easy to calculate a property 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, do not 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!

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