Cost vs. Value for your Doors & Windows

31.05.2015
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These recent storms have certainly served to highlight any weak points such as leaky doors and windows. In fact, doors and windows are never quite in the spotlight as they are when combatting a monsoon.

Storm season in north Texas also means a higher risk of damage to doors and windows. If you need to replace your doors and windows there is value in doing so sooner, rather than later.

If you are considering selling your home, replacing your doors and windows is a win-win. It will help you sell your home and you can recoup quite a bit of the cost the day the job is done.

According to the Remodeling’s Cost vs Value Report of 2015, for midrange projects ($1-$9,000), homeowners in the Dallas area can recoup 92.2% of the cost of replacing their old entry door with a steel entry door.  Additionally, homeowners can recoup 101.2% of the cost of replacing their old windows with vinyl windows and 68.8% of the cost of replacing the old with new wood windows.

For upscale projects (+$10,000), homeowners in Dallas can recoup 63.2% of the cost of a grand entrance.  Additionally, homeowners can recoup 75.3% of the cost of replacing their old windows with vinyl windows and 65.4% of the cost of replacing the old with new wood windows.

If you’ve been considering upgrading your windows from the old wood or aluminum to vinyl, now is the time to do it. According to the Cost vs Value Report, the recoup value of upgrading your windows, not just replacing wood with newer wood, but upgrading from wood to vinyl, is where you will find the greatest value in the resale of your home.

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