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Should You Replace Your Window Before Selling Your Home?

Home improvement projects like replacing your windows are an effective way to enhance your home. It’s in your best interest to have your home looking its best before putting it on the market. Should you replace your window before selling your home? In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis, one of the best window installation companies, answers that question.

Should You Replace Your Window Before Selling Your Home?

Homebuyers usually prefer new and more energy-efficient homes. One thing is for sure, replacing old windows will boost your home’s value and competitive advantage. However, it’s not a requirement. Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking of replacing your windows before selling your home.

1. Replace your windows immediately if they are old, drafty, and damaged. Normally, interested buyers are going to have a professional inspection of your home. The inspector is likely to flag inefficient windows as a problem. You can easily avoid this by replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones.

2. If there are other more pressing home issues, maybe give it a second thought. A leaky, water-damaged roof is much more of a problem than an old window. Set your priority in spending home renovation money. List down problem areas in your home and start with the most important.

3. There are some states and localities that offer tax incentives for energy-efficient windows. If that’s the case in your area, you have to replace your windows. Having new and energy-efficient windows is a good selling point to potential buyers.

4. If replacing your windows can enhance the facade and character of your home, you need to do it. It may be costly but you can think of it as an investment to sell your home. Having a bold home with newly replaced windows may help you set your home at the best price.

Do you have more questions? Learn about ENERGY STAR® windows from Renewal by Andersen of Memphis. Call us now at (901) 979-4460 or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.


"I had an excellent group of installers come out to install my windows. Very professional and went out of their way to make sure everything was to my satisfaction. Would recommend these installers to anyone."

Chuck Walker
Nov 27, 2023

"I can't say enough about Renewal by Andersen. From our initial sit down with the salesman to the final touches being put on our new windows, the whole experience was great! The windows look amazing & the installers were very careful to keep everything clean & cause minimal disruption in my home. Yes, they may be a little expensive, but you pay for what you get. These are quality windows installed by trained professionals. Communication was great & time frame was faster than i expected. They really deliver! I literally had nothing to worry about accept writing the check. I would strongly recommend this company to others! And I'll be calling them back out in the Spring to replace the last 3 windows on my house!"

Savanna Jayne
Nov 9, 2023

"Very professional, actually came a week earlier than expected, cleaned up during and after job, and we love our windows!"

Tommy Tipton
Nov 3, 2023

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