As homeowners in Roseville, CA, all too often we make changes and upgrades in our homes not so much because we want a better quality of life, but because we want to improve our home’s resale value at whatever point we decide to sell. I guess there’s some logic in that, but how about investing in home upgrades because you deserve to live better!
Replacement upgrades tend to fall into specific areas. For example, front doors get a lot of attention as do gardens and lawns and also the roof. But what about replacement windows for your Roseville, CA home?
A Healthy Return
Construction professionals say replacement windows are worth the money you’ll spend on them—you’ll recoup about 70 to 80 percent of your costs on your home’s market value. So for example, if you spend $400 on a new window, you can expect that to increase your home’s value by $280 to $320. To give you some perspective, replacing a home’s entry door returned around 97 percent of the initial investment, while adding a sun room returned just 52 percent. Very few improvements recoup 100 percent or more of their costs but replacement windows come closer than most.
The specific value of your window replacement depends on your area’s market, as well as what kind of window and the type of window frame you choose to purchase. If you’re looking for a good buy on a budget, you may want to go with vinyl frames—they’re cheaper and offer comparable energy efficiency to fiberglass and composite frames, and are much more durable than wood. Wood frames clad in aluminum, vinyl, or fiberglass are also rated highly for attractiveness, but these tend to cost more.
What Type are You?
The window type will also affect the cost. There are lots of different windows styles, ranging from custom architectural pieces to sturdy double-hung models, but the most popular kinds are casement, double-hung, and single-hung, which typically also offer the best values. Casement windows, while slightly more expensive, do tend to keep out drafts and cold air better than double- and single-hung windows. Single-hung windows on the other hand, are cheaper but are less popular than double-hung windows because the top sash is inoperable, which makes them less functional and harder to clean.
Replace and Renew
Replacement windows do add value to your house. They will add both monetary value and non-monetary value such as improving energy efficiency and comfort, as well as the overall look and feel of your home!
California Craftsman has two convenient locations: 4035 Grass Valley Hwy Ste G Auburn, CA 95602 (Phone: (530) 887-1857) and 11197 Brockway Rd Spc 5, Truckee, CA 96161 (Phone: (530) 582-1822). Stop by for a visit at the location nearest you, give a call or shoot us an email!
Let California Craftsman assist you in giving your home a new lease on life with energy efficient replacement windows in Roseville, CA. It could be one of the better investments you make this year!