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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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Courtney Schappert
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Likely a good company for windows, installers seemed competent. However for doors they seemed to have much less experience. My salesman left the company midway through the process and I wasn't informed, and turns out some miscommunication between him and I led to a product I didn't want. The door is nice, just not what I had thought I ordered, and it took about 4 months to get, so I accepted it. The paint also chipped after they left, which leaves a bad feeling (even though that's more of a manufacturer issue than NorthShield issue). I'm not saying these guys are going to be bad for you, but I'm not thrilled with my result. REPLY December 5, 2018: I had called about the paint chip and wrong door options already at the time and was told there was no recourse for me. The paint chip was there when I came home from work after the door was installed, but you provided a picture the installers took before the paint was chipped, so at that time I was told there was no recourse. The wrong options I was told was due to a salesman who took my order having left the company, and there was no paperwork showing my chosen option (no door handle hole to be cut). I will call again tomorrow and update this with the results of that conversation.
Carl To
2 months ago
Alex and the team at north shield were amazing. Great customer service, along with a great team of installers. North shield replaced my 2 front living room windows in 1 day. They even took away my awning! Highly recommended
Lois
a month ago
Very professional workers that despite finding, no vapor barrier and wood rot on our deck, fixed it right and continued to install our very beautiful door and side light without complaint. I would highly recommend Northshield to any friends, neighbors or anyone else. I am a very Happy, Happy Gal with my beautiful new door!
Richard Romanow
a month ago
Installation crew showed up on time. Brought coverings and tarps to contain any mess. Installation went smoothly and the guys were very polite and considerate. The old windows and frames were removed and the jobsite was clean when they left. Great work at a good price! Thanks Andy and Serge.
Emma Liiv
2 months ago
Jim gave us a great price, and I was also very happy with the installation team. Great workmanship, product, hey we’re friendly and clean. I am left feeling good about the company we chose to do our windows. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending them.
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