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01
Apr
2016

How new windows and doors improve home value


As a prospective home buyer, the front of the house will always be the first to capture your attention. It is up to the seller to ensure that this impression is a positive one. Apart from a fresh coat of paint and a well-tended front yard, there are other important aspects that will steal the show. The windows and doors of your home will always prove significant features and ones worth investing in.

 

An old entry door is not only an eyesore but also of concern in terms of security and energy efficiency. If the old door looks worn, makes a dreadful noise, or does not open and close properly, the potential buyers will begin their tour of your home from a negative standpoint. This can affect their willingness to buy your home as well as the price they are prepared to pay.

 

Windows are just as important as your front door. If you have a beautiful new door and old windows, it will make the worn out aspects of your home stand out even more. Like your front door, new windows offer improved aesthetic appeal, security, and energy efficiency. With double or triple pane windows, your home can offer potential buyers the added incentive of greater energy savings. Properly insulated windows will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Buyers will be more than willing to pay more for a home that will prove efficient on a monthly basis for many years to come.

 

It’s important to consider the benefits of a bow or bay window and the way they can transform any room in your home. With just one of these windows, you can give your living room, dining room, or even bedrooms something extra to show off.

 

When replacing the windows of your home for the purpose of increasing your asking price, it’s wise to replace as many windows as necessary. For example, you should replace all of the front facing windows so that they present a uniform appearance. Similarly, don’t forget about creating a uniform design from within. So, even if some of your windows face other directions, they should be similar to the rest of the windows in that room in order to achieve consistency. It’s not just about the color of the frames but also the size, style, and grilles that need to be considered. If you are replacing your front door and windows, make sure that you choose them together and don’t forget about a suitable patio door too!

 

Always remember, when selling your home, the potential buyers will look for fault. They will tally up the cost of each repair and deduct this from your asking price. The less they can find wrong, the more the bidders will be willing to pay. In this way, such investments as new windows and doors can more than pay for themselves.

 

For all your new window and door needs, call our team at NorthShield Windows and Doors. We are more than happy to pay you a visit and provide a free in-house estimate!

 

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Ross Apperly
4 months ago
Northshield replaced 9 windows in our house. Our only complaint would be that the colour doesn't really match the sample we were shown. The woman we first encountered in the showroom was pleasant and helpful. There are only so many things she could tell us in the showroom but it was enough to convince us to book an appointment with a salesman. Walter, the fellow who came to our house, wasn't really a salesman at all and yet he knew exactly what he was doing. Answered all of our questions, clearly knew his business inside and out, was patient with us, made some really helpful suggestions, and just generally made us feel confident and comfortable. Next came Vladimir. He came to do the final measurements and to verify the details of each window. Another very very knowledgeable guy. Clearly an expert in his field and yet friendly and patient with us. The team of men who came to do the install were all very much polite and professional. Their workmanship is first rate. In the end, what I know is this, the new windows are in, the drafts and rattles from the old ones are gone, the price was fine, the quality is A1, and every single individual along our journey was a genuine pleasure to work with.
Oai Truong
a month ago
We chose Northshield because of the rave reviews on Google, but unfortunately the experience was a disappointment. The sales guy was nice enough, but like most suppliers in their industry, installation came 6 weeks past their original estimate, which was fine since we were not in a big rush, although we had to delay the painting of our kitchen because of it. The two big issues were: 1. To install our new patio doors, the opening had to be widened, which our sales guy mentioned, and which was fine to us. The problem came when the installers were on site and insisted that they did not need to replace the header. I know nothing about construction but luckily my colleagues told me to make sure that they install a new header because they were widening the doorway. Luckily I was home and I persisted that they install a new header, and after a while they finally realized that they needed to do it as well. They went off to the store to get the wood and the drywall and finished the job, which looked fine. 2. Only a few months later big cracks appeared along the new header. I called Northshield only to be told by Alex that my painter should've known that the patchwork on the header was very minimal and that "any professional painter should've known to make sure the drywall was ready to be painted." So they refused to do anything about it. I guess I should've said back to him "any professional installer should've known you need a new header when you widen a doorway!" So now I have a wall that I will need to re-patch and re-paint all over again. If you decide to use Northshield, please do your own research and make sure that you oversee their work, because they will never take responsibility for it, or admit that they didn't know what the heck they were doing.
emily s
3 months ago
Professional, clean, good customer service. Fast and efficient. No surprises or hidden costs, did not try to upsell me and worked within my budget. Very happy with the finished product and will continue to use in the future for replacing my remaining windows.
Patrick Touchette
4 months ago
Alex our salesman was great to work with and gave us very good information about our windows. The installation went smoothly and the windows look great and function well. Great customer service!
Albert Giesbrecht
a month ago
We had 4 windows installed by this company. The windows were installed in no time at all, and the guys were very professional and efficient. Love the windows and would recommend this company to anyone.
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