A common joke for most homeowners is that you will do more work to your home to sell it than you will to actually live in it. And that rings true for windows too.

The question is, should you spend the money on window installation in South Jersey if you are planning to sell your home? 

Here are a few questions to consider before you decide to replace your windows.

How old are your current windows?

Nothing lasts forever, and that includes windows. If your windows are 20 or 30 years old, it might be a good idea to think about replacing them. Windows, including the framing around them, will become less efficient as they age. This happens for a variety of reasons, but as they age, your windows will become less efficient.

Do your windows have a distinct style that matches your home?

If your home has a very specific architectural style and your windows match that style, it could be difficult to replace them without impacting the overall style and appearance of your home. In this case, it would be important to do some research to determine if you can find energy efficient replacement windows that match your home’s style. If you can, it is probably a good idea to replace them. If not, you should discuss your options with a South Jersey window contractor to determine if it is a good idea.

What is the overall value of your home?

The purpose of replacing your windows to sell your home is to increase the value of your home. If your home is worth much more than you bought it for, new windows could increase the value further. If you are not going to make much of a profit on your home, new windows could actually cost more than the value they would add.

What style of windows do you have?

The style of your windows will dictate the cost of replacing them. Custom windows will cost more to replace, while standard windows will be more cost-effective. You may also want to consider changing the style of your windows when you replace them. Your options could be restricted based on your current windows, so before you move forward, you should consult a window professional.

Are your windows energy efficient?

Your windows should have a balance of function and style. If you love the look and style of your current windows, but they aren’t energy efficient, you should definitely consider replacing them. Homebuyers will be looking for energy-efficient windows and while the style of windows is important, for most home buyers, the efficiency of the windows is going to be a bigger selling point.

When it comes to selling your home, you want to make as much of a profit as possible. New windows are certainly one of the projects that can increase the value of your home, but in order to know if it is the right decision for you, you should consult a professional South Jersey window contractor. Give us a call at High Point Windows to discuss any South Jersey window installation needs you have.