Do Impact Windows Increase Your Property Value?
When you live in South Florida, protection from storms is an absolute necessity, especially during the rainy summer months that make up hurricane season. You may be hesitant to upgrade your home if you’re planning on selling in the next few years. What if you don’t see a return on your investment?
Hurricane doors and windows can actually increase your home’s value by making it more desirable to prospective buyers. Potential buyers recognize the investment as well as the care taken to protect the home.
Permanent Hurricane Protection
As long as you live in South Florida, you’re going to have to think about hurricane season. If you ever need to sell your home, you will find that Florida buyers know the dangers of hurricanes and see the value in having quality, year-round protection. Home buyers are going to assume that the house comes with some minimal protection.
Metal shutters work well enough, but they can be a pain to set up, especially in the frantic hours before a storm hits. Electric shutters can deploy “instantly,” but they can become inoperable if the power goes out, which is likely during a hurricane or even a tropical storm.
Impact-resistant doors and windows remove these concerns because they’re already in place, 24/7.
As a bonus, impact windows protect against home intruders, maintaining safety and security throughout the year, regardless of the season.
Improved Energy Efficiency
It’s true that replacing your doors and windows with the impact-resistant variety can be expensive. But if you think about it, they be a sound investment in your home and safety.
Impact-resistant windows protect your home from storms, but they can also protect you from high energy bills.
The materials used keep your home insulated, which makes your air conditioner (a necessity in Florida) more efficient. This, in turn, saves you a considerable amount on your monthly power bill. In a few years, your hurricane windows can practically pay for themselves.
More Efficient Storage Space
When they’re not deployed to protect your home, traditional shutters take up valuable storage space. When they’re not in use, most storm covers stay somewhere in the house and out of sight. Storage space is at a premium in most homes, and large shutters take up a lot of valuable room. Hurricane windows save storage space by always being in place. There’s no need to pull them down and stow them somewhere.
Home shoppers are searching for homes with abundant storage space. They’re more likely to turn away from a house with wasted storage space for one that has ample capacity.
South Florida Hurricane Door and Window Specialists
Do you need some hurricane protection for your home that will be ready throughout the year? Contact us today and see what our team of door and window professionals can do for you. Call 561-276-7100 for a free quote.