Many homeowners feel the need to update their exteriors when they’re planning to sell their homes. That’s a smart move. For example, getting new French doors Olathe homebuyers love can significantly boost curb appeal.
Similarly, having your windows replaced improves how your home looks. It has the potential to increase resale value as well. Based on Remodeling magazine’s “2015 Cost Vs. Value Report,” a midrange window replacement project in the country can return as much as 78.8% of your investment.
It’s important to note, though, that not all windows are made the same. Your choice of style, color, and material will determine how well they enhance your home’s curb appeal. Here are some tips:
Style: Traditional Vs. Contemporary
When selecting replacement windows, use your home’s architectural style as a guide. You want to work with its features, not against them. This will give your home a tasteful, unified appearance that will attract potential buyers.
For instance, if you have a classically themed home, modern-looking gliding windows can look out of place. Your best bet is going for double-hung or casement windows, which are the most traditionally appealing of the bunch.
Color: Bright Vs. Earthy
Colored frames lend a great deal of personality to your home. Bright hues, for example, are eye-catching and dramatic. However, they’re often a hit or miss with homebuyers.
We recommend opting for dark, earthy, or muted colors instead. White, canvas, brown, forest green, and black frames are interesting enough to stand out in your neighborhood yet still match the rest of your home’s style. Windows in these colors are timeless and elegant. You’ll be hard-pressed to find units as easy to mix and match as they are.
Framing Material: Wood Vs. Composite
The quality of the framing material affects your home’s looks too. Wood frames are a classic choice, but many buyers nowadays stay away from them. For one, they’re vulnerable to rot, which makes them rather difficult to maintain down the line.
Renewal by Andersen®, a leader in building and installing replacement windows and doors in the country, has found a way to address this issue. Fibrex®, a composite material exclusive to the company, looks as good as wood but requires little to no maintenance. It’s not meant to rot, peel, crack, or corrode. Windows with Fibrex frames give your home added curb appeal that lasts a long time.
Here at Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City, we are committed to helping you find ways to improve your home. Whether you’re looking to increase resale value or simply enhance the way your house looks from the street, we have the unit for you. Our replacement windows with Fibrex frames are stylish and superior in terms of performance. Combined with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, they can cut down your energy bills considerably. They’ll certainly make a great addition to your home.