Can Doors and Windows Improve the Value of Your Seattle Home?

Custom Windows and Doors Company in Seattle

Replacing doors and windows can absolutely improve the value of your home. They do so in several important ways:

  1. Curb appeal
  2. Energy efficiency
  3. Better security
  4. In some cases, sound reduction

Boosting Curb Appeal with New Doors and Windows 

There’s no argument that better-looking homes sell for more than shabby looking homes. Consumer Reports estimates improving the exterior appearance of your home has the potential to boost your home’s valuation by three to five percent, which is nothing to sneeze at in Seattle’s hot real estate market.

Even if you don’t have any interest in selling your home in the near future, improving the exterior aesthetic of your residence is never a bad thing. Your home is a reflection on you and your family, so you likely want it looking its best. Installing high-quality doors and windows can be important components of a successful house face lift.

Improving Energy Efficiency with New Doors and Windows

How much you’ll save on your heating and cooling costs by installing new doors and windows depends on the quality of the windows and doors you’re replacing. Upgrading from single pane windows to the latest energy efficient ENERGYSTAR®-rated windows and doors save people in the Northwest United States approximately $460 a year and upgrading from double-paned clear glass can save a household $57 a year.

Improving the insulation value of your windows isn’t always just about saving money. Improperly installed or worn out windows and doors often result in drafts and uncomfortable cold spots. When you upgrade to high-quality windows and doors through a company like Procraft Windows, you can rest assured your cold or drafty spots will be eliminated.

Part of what you’re paying for when you hire a window replacement and installation expert are their weather-stripping abilities and thorough installation practices. The professionals at Procraft Windows spend their days properly installing doors and windows for a living. DIYers and well-intentioned handymen may think they can install replacement windows just as well, but experience does count for a lot when it comes to replacing windows and doors.

A Safe Home Is a Valuable Home

Everyone values their family’s safety and privacy, and as the main egress and exits of your home, your windows and doors may be the most important aspect of your home’s security. We utilize windows and doors from a variety of respected manufacturers, including Andersen, Milgard, Lindsay, PlyGem, Larson, Therma-Tru and Rogue Valley Door. All of these companies understand the value of security and make sturdy, reliable doors and windows with intuitive and effective closing and locking options.

Some windows and doors are more secure than others, so if security is of particularly importance or concern for your home, speak with one of our sales and installation specialists to learn which door or window options will be best for your home’s security.

Sound Reduction Matters for Some People

Seattle has a diverse metro area – some people like living in low-key suburban areas and others enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city. Even people who like the sights and sounds of big city life still need sleep, which can be hard when you have noisy neighbors or traffic nearby.

There are some great, beautiful homes in some pretty noisy parts of town, and for those homes there are specially constructed noise reducing windows and doors. Procraft Windows installs the Quiet Line™ Series windows from Milgard Windows & Doors as well as the Smooth-Star® series of doors from Therma-Tru Door. Both of these products have high noise reduction ratings, which is certain to increase the value of a home in noisy parts of town.

Increase the Value of Your Home with New Windows and Doors

If you’re a home or property owner interested in increasing the value of your home or just want to pay less on your utilities, contact Procraft Windows. In addition to installing energy efficient windows and doors that also provide significant security and aesthetic benefits, we also help with building modifications, primarily adding new doors and windows where there weren’t any before.

One of our specialties is indoor/outdoor living conversions, where we help replace patio or living room walls with glass to create a seamless living space between the interior of your home and your backyard. Contact Procraft Windows today at (206) 361-5121 to request a free installation estimate and find out how we can help you!

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