Installing new windows will also increase you house’s resale value. About half of central heating is lost through doors and windows so buyers typically gravitate towards houses with quality windows; look for energy efficient windows to keep your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer; this can create a big savings on utility bills. If you have the extra budget, you can go for custom windows, tubular skylights or UV protection glazing application.
Windows – Wood (Mid-range)
Replace 10 existing 3-by-5-foot double-hung windows with insulated wood replacement windows, exterior clad in vinyl or aluminum. Wrap existing exterior trim as required to match. Do not disturb existing interior trim.
Cost: $11,362 Resale Value: $9,202 ROI: 81.0%
Windows – Vinyl (Upscale)
Replace 10 existing 3-by-5-foot double-hung windows with insulated, low-E, simulated-divided-light vinyl windows. Simulated woodgrain interior finish; custom-color exterior finish. Trim exterior to match existing; do not disturb existing interior trim.
Cost: $13,448 Resale Value: $10,862 ROI: 80.8%