Can New Windows Increase the Value of Your Seattle Home?For most homeowners, money is the biggest limiting factor when deciding which home renovations to pursue. Some renovations pay off more than others in terms of property value, so it’s no surprise that homeowners tend to focus on those. But what about window replacement projects? Replacement windows can certainly improve a home’s appearance and its energy efficiency, but how do those benefits translate to an increase in home value here in Seattle?

Beautiful Windows Can Improve Your Home’s Marketability

As any real estate expert can tell you, projects that boost a home’s sale price the most are those that anyone can appreciate. So, in general, a window replacement project will bring a higher return on investment than others geared toward a homeowner's particular tastes. Prospective home buyers everywhere gravitate towards visually pleasing homes, with modern amenities. So, one sure way of attracting buyers is to update the home’s windows. Keep in mind, however, that to get the most added value of new windows, you need options that are not only visually striking but also better overall than those being replaced.

Energy Efficiency Matters to Seattle Home Buyers

The U.S. Department of Energy says that windows are responsible for 25% to 30% of a home’s heating and cooling use. By upgrading to windows with energy-efficient features you can save a significant amount every year on heating and cooling costs. Because home buyers are also looking to save, energy-efficient windows attract buyers. According to, a $10,000 expenditure on new windows can increase an asking price on a house by about $8,500 for an 85 percent return on investment.

Get High-Value Vinyl Replacement Windows

Harley Exteriors installs gorgeous vinyl-frame windows made for Seattle weather. With energy-efficient features like gas infused panes, low-E glass, and warm edge spacers, our windows can protect your home from drafts and heat transfer, making them ideal options for value-enhancing window replacement projects. To learn more, contact Harley Exteriors. We offer complimentary consultations to Seattle residents.