To see a boost in the return value of an investment property, consider an energy-efficient Arkansas window replacement.
The windows in a home bring the beauty of the outdoors inside while the occupants relax in comfort, but if they are outdated they can also drain a significant amount of money from any utility budget. The problem doesn’t only result from having older windows. You can also expect air leaks and condensation to occur with any ill-fitting, contractor-grade windows no matter how recently they were installed, which means money is literally seeping out the window.
The good news is that the quality and energy-efficiency of today’s Arkansas replacement windows is better than it has ever been. If you are flipping a house, energy-efficient replacement windows will benefit the future homeowner. For those looking to increase their profit, there are many reasons why this is one of the first improvements you will want to consider.
- Tax Credits: Energy Star rated windows may qualify for state and federal tax credits, for which homeowners can claim up to a $200 credit. Eligibility changes year to year, so check with your installer on the current status for an Arkansas window replacement.
- Energy Bill Savings: The energy savings that window upgrades will bring in both the winter and summer is an excellent selling point. Although energy-efficient windows tend to be higher-priced products, homeowners will be able to appreciate reduced energy bills throughout the windows’ lifetime.
- Curb Appeal: When a prospective buyer takes their first look at the exterior of the house, an immediate impression is formed. If they are drawn in by new, professionally-installed windows complimented by remodeled exteriors, they will be much more likely to see more positive value in the rest of the home’s features.
- Potential Profit: When you are flipping a home, window upgrades can increase your profit margin because an energy-efficient home virtually sells itself. The added expenditure will raise the value of the home, adding to the price as you go to market to sell.
Your Options for Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows
While there are many styles of Arkansas replacement windows to consider depending on the home’s essential architecture (bay, sliding, single-hung, casement, double-hung, etc.), your new windows might be custom-made. Additionally, the window frame’s material will influence your style choices and the cost effectiveness of your replacement. Vinyl is one of the most popular choices because of its durability and insulating capacity.
Another significant consideration is the configuration of the window panes themselves. Double and triple-glazed or insulated options are excellent choices. To further enhance thermal transfer, the glass itself can be coated with a low-emissivity coating, or you can choose window products that come pre-manufactured with energy-efficient coatings. Also consider a window’s solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and U-value, which measures the quantity of solar radiation that passes through the panes and is converted to heat and how efficiently the window keeps the heat in or out, respectively.
If you’re still in the planning stages of your renovation, examine the options and contact us to learn more about your investment’s profit potential with Arkansas replacement windows. Remember that you can potentially earn back 60% of your costs when selling a home you flipped with a replaced windows, and save the home’s future owners up to $465 a year in energy costs.