Do Impact Windows Increase Home Value?

Impact windows are one of those household items you never really think about until you need them, especially in Florida. But as the hot real estate market has proven, amenities like upgraded windows and doors are a real asset to every home.  For six months out of the year, Floridians see tiny yellow, orange and red “x”s in their sleep as they spend their days rapidly refreshing the National Hurricane Center website. They have their water supply ready, a drawer full of various batteries, camping gear on hand, and a “go bag” just in case one of those red X’s turns into a Category 1-5 hurricane. Sure, natives and storm veterans joke about how they won’t evacuate unless it’s a Category 5, but they all board up their homes or invest in storm shutters to protect their valuables. 

Why Get Hurricane Windows When I Can Just Get Storm Shutters?

Plywood and storm shutters are always an option, but they’re unsightly. They also completely block out everything, including sunlight and they make you feel like you’re hiding in a hole as the storm upends the world outside your shutters. Replacing your old Florida windows with hurricane impact windows will not only save your valuables, they even increase your home value.

Impact Windows & Doors Will Increase Your Home’s Value

Upgrading a home’s windows and doors to impact products is an investment that homeowners NEVER regret.

There are many variables that go into buying a home, but the one thing I can truly guarantee is that impact products will never affect your listing negatively. There are zero downsides. You can also guarantee it will increase your home value because it is a permitted job that is done properly. When you permit an upgrade to your home, the county views that as an improvement and your assessment will go up.

Impact windows and doors will increase both emotional ROI and personal safety as well as monetary ROI.

Get Added Protection

With the real estate market on fire, pandemics giving rise to increased home protection, and climate change altering the course of storms, Floridians want to ensure their homes will withstand any onslaught of storm or crime that may come. That’s why real estate agents in Florida are keen to place upgraded doors and windows high on the list of amenities in a real estate listing. Not only are upgraded windows and doors important for storm safety, but they are also a key element in reducing crime. Seeing high-impact doors and windows gives them a little peace of mind knowing their home is protected in the unlikely event they have misjudged their new neighborhood.

So Are They Worth the Money?

The question that holds up moving forward is, “are the windows worth the money? Are we going to get our money’s worth out of these windows?”. Ten years ago, when we had conversations with realtors in the Tampa and Sarasota areas, windows were never a factor and never came up. It was more specific to the homebuyer if they wanted it because they likely had impact windows on a previous home and refused to live without it because of the safety and security.

Today, despite the real estate market being very hot and homes going very quickly, one of the first things mentioned in any listing or advertisement are newly upgraded windows and doors.

Want to Upgrade?

If your windows and doors could use an upgrade or if renovations are on your to-do list, it makes sense to consider upgrading and renovating to impact doors and windows. While the cost may seem high, the value they ultimately provide could literally save your life.

Mister Window has the answers to all of your impact window and door questions. Their knowledgeable staff will be able to provide solutions to any budget constraints, with a variety of payment options. Invest in your home and bring up that value! Contact us today to discuss readily available options!

Mister Window

July 7, 2021

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