Posted on February, 2019
We are a nation of home improvers. A survey by the insurer Hiscox last March amply demonstrated this – with 15% of homeowners choosing to improve rather than move – a fivefold increase on five years before that. If chosen well, windows and doors won’t only be an excellent first impression of your homes exterior, but they will play a huge role in adding character and security, which in turn adds value.
Another positive factor for having new double or triple glazing installed, rather other home improvements is the speed and ease at which it can be achieved. Loft conversions and extensions can be hard work, arduous and messy.
So whether you’ve just decided to put your home on the market, or just looking to give your home a refresh, consider carefully your choice and the positive impact on the value of your home.
This Glevum blog will explore how windows and doors effect a house’s value. It will provide you with the knowledge and insight into the key considerations that you should to think about so that you can make the most informed decision.
Effects of double and triple glazing
According to housing experts, the installation of double or triple glazing throughout your home, can add as much as a 10% increase to your home’s value. There is not only this financial gain, as the added levels of security could even help reduce your insurance premiums.
Glevum’s made to measure windows and doors with double or triple glazing can almost completely eradicate drafts. The modern products that Glevum install are made to keep cold air out and warm air in.
Double or triple glazing will also increase your energy efficiency status and can make your home more sellable. It is not unusual to find that new double and triple glazing can be up to 40% more energy efficient than old or failing products! There are literally hundreds of thousands of homes in the UK where double glazing was installed to replace old wooden windows 20 or 30 years ago. The energy efficiency of these bares no comparison with the products of today and many are starting to fail or deteriorate.
Reducing environmental impact of your home
New double and triple glazing windows and doors can not only decrease the loss of energy from your home, but they are also an environmentally friendly solution, reducing by up to 28% the carbon dioxide emissions into the environment. A typical home with triple glazing could save up to 47 tonnes of CO₂.
Peace of mind
Upgrading your windows with Glevum windows and doors means they come backed with a 10 year (insurance backed) guarantee, offering valuable peace of mind and a guarantee that can be relied upon. A guarantee can also be passed on to the person buying your home upon payment of a fee to transfer the remaining term of the guarantee. The quality of the Glevum guarantee and our aftercare service is often a factor in why existing customers keep on coming back to us.
Stylish and practical – how to make sure of this
As consumers, our number one priority when purchasing new windows and doors is often the value and savings that they can offer. Don’t underestimate thought the importance of the look of the finished product, style is always key. Even if you like bold or striking colours not everybody else might! Make sure you ask yourself this question.
But you should never have to choose one feature over the other – style and practicality of your windows and doors can be combined and result in a complete product. The exterior of your home is not only what is seen by all, but also what is seen by you every day. You should be proud of your homes exterior as it becomes an extension of you. You should also have every faith that the windows and doors you choose are of high quality.
So, in conclusion whether you are looking to sell (and make the property more readily saleable), increase the value of your home or just improve its security, energy efficiency and comfort, is it time that you upgraded?