Today's home seller is gripped by a case of "if-onlys." Or "if-only" I do this, then the house will sell or "if-only" I do that it will move. Well, the case is that "if-onlys" do not move houses, your actions do. So here's a thought what is the first thing a potential buyer sees from the street? He or she sees the house's "eyes" or windows. If they like the house, but when they walk outside for that one final look, the "eyes" do not have it and the customer is off elsewhere. On the other hand, if the owner had invested in a set of replacement vinyl windows, the owner might be whisking the deposit check to the bank asap.
The Power Home Remodeling Group, having been in business for more than 20 years and having installed hundreds of windows that know new windows can change the way a home looks. Their DuraGlass replacement window glass is about 400 times tougher than other replacement windows in the Northeast.
In order to ensure your new window installation is done correctly, one has to go directly to a firm that has built a strong reputation in this area. Indeed, here are the steps you will take to have your replacement windows installed:
You make an appointment with a professional salesperson, who stop at your home, at your leisure. Once there, he will take a close look at the windows he will be replacing. For example, are the vinyl replacement windows an exact match for the windows you will be replacing or are they an upgrade. If they are an upgrade, they do increase the value of your home, for a reliably small investment. Be sure the replacement windows have lifetime warranties
Check with the salesperson to ensure that the windows are easily maintained. You vinyl replacement windows should be easy to maintain. Be sure that the windows have a double-tilt mechanism so that you can just release a couple of clips and clean them from the inside, doing away with those many, shaking weekend trips up a ladder to clean the windows. These windows should keep their snug fit over time.
Because of today's materials, these windows should last you at least 25 years, although they will more likely be lifetime windows. Be sure the warranty reflects the longevity and be sure it is transferable to a new owner.
Be sure that the windows installation team is rated to handle your windows. Ask the contractor for testimonials from other satisfied owners, usually the best form of testimonial. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau, just to make sure that the firm meets BBB guidelines.
When you are seeking replacement windows be sure to do your homework. A windows or set of windows that is rated for use in the southern US will likely be too light for use in the northern US (above 30 & ordm;) because the glazing may not be double. New windows in the northeast should be, minimally, double-glazed (ie they should have an R-rating for heating and cooling ability and they should be made of metal frame and two pieces of glazing with an inert gas between)
The windows installation team should not only be state-licensed, if such a license is required, but you must also let your town's building department know so that the appropriate building certificate can be issued and hung properly. Without this, you may find that your work has to be ripped out and redone.
How much can a new set of windows add to your home's value and will they help it sell? In general, you'll find an increase in your property's value of 5 to 15 percent, which should go a long way toward covering the cost in their installation.