It may sound surprising but less than 30% of window replacements are the due to windows being worn, broken or in need of replacement.
Of course there are other good reasons for wanting new windows.
The most prevalent motivation seems to be cosmetic. New windows can greatly impact the overall curb appeal of a home. It can be an important element when you sell a home while drastically improving the look of a room.
Energy costs are another reason to replace the windows of a home. Technologies that can help lower heating and cooling costs are now common in modern windows. Things like low-e/argon, special spacer bars and high-insulating construction can provide considerable savings, especially when replacing much older windows.
Finally, you may just not like your current windows! You might prefer more glass to improve your view, windows that pull up (vertical sliders) or you’d rather have them open like a door (casements). Maybe you’d like decorative blinds in-between the panes of glass. Replacing your windows lets you get exactly the look and features you want.
So, will new windows really boost the resale value of your home? They might, at least a little. But one thing is for sure, upgraded windows definitely make your home look more appealing to buyers.