When we think about remodeling our homes, we imagine a kitchen, bathroom, more space or maybe an outdoor patio. Few people dream about remodeling their home’s infrastructure, windows, doors, siding, heating and cooling systems, that sort of thing. If you’re thinking about remodeling your home, start by improving your infrastructure with Marvin replacement windows and doors this Spring.
Essential Element of Home Improvement
It’s a well-known fact among realtors and contractors that buyers prefer homes that have been well maintained. If the windows are leaking or the patio slider won’t slide, buyers don’t care how beautiful the kitchen is. Buyers want the basic systems to work as they are well aware that maintenance can be costly, and people are afraid of that. On the other hand, if a buyer knows they don’t have to spend money replacing the basics, they’re more likely to buy the house and dream of their new kitchen.
Opportunity to Update Your Home
Take time to design the perfect windows that will update the look of your home. Marvin offers cost effective replacement window solutions such as creating a completely custom look by using a series of separate windows. Another option to create an up-to-date look is to use window combinations such as a picture and awning window. This combination creates a sleek and functional window. Take a look at the Marvin Guide for ‘Simplifying Window and Door Replacement’ for a variety of imaginative ways to not just replace your old windows with new versions of the same thing but rather how to use this opportunity to change the look of your rooms.
Where to Begin
Don’t assume that every window or door has to be replaced. Take an inventory and note the location and condition of the windows and doors. You can begin by replacing the most damaged, highly visible or frequently used with new products.
If your home currently has wood windows and you want to do a partial replacement and you’re best advised to select from the new clad-wood replacement windows. With a wide range of color choices, including the option, with some brands to choose a custom exterior color, you’ll get the best match to your existing windows and the benefit of low maintenance. Marvin Ultimate is a good place to start. We also recommend other clad-wood replacement windows such as Marvin Integrity as a less expensive alternative. This is a good time to replace during the Marvin Spring promotion.
Ultimately if your plan is to replace all of your windows, then you may also wish to explore fiberglass windows as a less expensive replacement option. With fiberglass replacement windows you can get the look of wood exterior windows and choose to have a real wood interior to match your existing wood windows. Marvin Infinity windows are a great choice if you’re trying to match existing wood windows because they are made of Ultrex®, a pultruded fiberglass that offers greater strength than the comparable alternatives. This means that Marvin Infinity can create narrow profiles more similar to wood windows.
New windows and doors shine brightly, work effortlessly and offer efficiencies that home buyers are looking for.
Remodel with an aim to update the look of your home with custom or contemporary window and door styles. If you start with this essential element of your home, you’ll never regret your home investment and prospective buyers will be reassured that your home has been well cared for.