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The appearance of your home can increase its value

Are you considering selling your home sometime in the near future? Then investing in new uPVC windows and a composite door will undoubtedly increase the value of your property. 

Not only that, but it will make your property much easier to sell. That’s because it will give its appearance a real boost too.  And kerb appeal always matters when it comes to selling your home.

@thisismoney: “Estate agents insist that new double-glazed windows or fitting secondary glazing inside existing windows will add value while making a home more ‘sellable’.”

Why composite doors are the front runner

According to the website, investing in the right type of door for your property can add as much as £4,000 to its value. That shouldn’t prove too much of a surprise, though, especially when you consider that if you fit a quality door, such as a composite, that door will last for at least two decades. 

That’s because composite doors are the most durable type around. They have a solid timber core for strength and a special glass-reinforced plastic coating for decorative effects (which can be painted in a range of colours to match windows).

It will also come with the reassurance of a good multi-point lock, too – one that makes it almost impossible for burglars to gain entrance through. And it’s not just doors that have this added security locking system. New uPVC windows do too. 

uPVC windows are a top choice for homeowners

The majority of homeowners who opt for having new or updated double glazing in their homes choose uPVC. Durable, robust and hard-wearing, these window frames are much easier to maintain than traditional timber varieties. They can withstand harsh weather better, and they won’t warp with too much sunshine. Unlike wooden window frames, they don’t require painting every year, either.

Better still, uPVC window frames tend to be highly water-tight, meaning you won’t have to worry about window leaks and the lingering presence of damp or mould spores. In fact, to keep your uPVC windows looking clean and smart, all that’s required is a quick wipe down with a cloth every now and again. 

Another benefit of buying uPVC windows is that you can reassure yourself that you aren’t doing any damage to the planet by investing in them. That’s because the material itself is recycled and can also be reused once you move on to new windows.

How double-glazing works

The space between the two glass panes creates a thermal barrier to help keep the cold air out and the warm air inside your home. In the summer, it does the opposite, i.e. it keeps the inside cool and the warm air out. The good news is that natural light can still penetrate your home, so you’ll receive the benefits from that, too, including its warmth during the winter. That has the added benefit of ensuring you don’t have to switch your heating on to maximum capacity, so you will save yourself money over the long term.

Replacing your windows and doors can benefit both the appearance and value of your home as well as your wallet, saving you money on energy bills while giving your house kerb appeal. Get in touch today to find out more.