Home improvements like kitchen and bath remodels, landscaping or painting intuitively add value to your home. But because they seem like a “functional update”, upgrading windows and doors to hurricane impact grade isn’t always seen as adding value by the homeowner.
Not only do hurricane impact windows and doors increase the value of your property, they pay back in many other ways.
Installation of hurricane proof windows can actually give you an excellent return on your investment – between 75-85% – if you plan to sell or even refinance your home in the near future.
Whether you live closer to the coast in West Palm Beach or further west in Wellington or Royal Palm Beach – homeowners in Palm Beach County should consider the safety of hurricane windows which positively impact a home’s appeal, value and marketability.
Your Curb Should be Appealing
Old windows and doors can put a damper on your homes façade. Whether it’s picture, gliding, bay, double hung or casement – there is a variety of impact windows to enhance your home’s curb appeal for potential buyers or to match your personal style.
Keeping it Cool
It’s a fact that impact windows provide energy efficiency and improved insulation. Along with better insulation, they keep the UV rays out which protects furniture, floors and wall paint that can be affected by harsh sunlight. And because
your home will maintain a desired temperature for a longer period of time, your AC (or heater) will work much less – reducing your electricity costs.
As a matter of fact, Florida real estate agents have published that with impact windows the average homeowner can see their monthly energy costs go down by an average of 40% – which adds significant value to the home.
Safety Up – Insurance Down
Homeowner insurance companies will love the fact that your home is protected against hurricane-strength winds and as, an added bonus, they can thwart would be burglars.
Since impact windows are designed to withstand impact from debris at high speed, the glass will actually splinter (like a car windshield) and not break through the glass. This shattering effect will slow down and potentially deter the efforts of a home invasion thief.
Another estimate by Florida real estate agents is that homeowners have seen up to a 50% discount on their premiums because the risk is reduced for the insurance provider, not just from hurricanes but also from burglaries. It’s another example of the value of hurricane windows and doors to your property.
If you’re ready to upgrade your home with hurricane impact windows and doors, call our professional team to see how we can help. Call 561-276-7100 for an estimate today.