House flipping has become increasingly popular in the last ten years or so, probably because of all of the cable television shows featuring people making lots of money by buying houses on the cheap, renovating them, and reselling them for big bucks. Some of our San Diego replacement window customers even flip houses as their full-time jobs!
If you’re a house flipper, or thinking about getting into flipping houses to earn some extra income, you may not think that the windows you choose to install in your flip matter much. As long as they look good to potential buyers, they’re fine, right? Well, there are other things you should consider when choosing windows for your flip.
Many home shoppers are getting savvy when it comes to flipped houses. They’re looking beyond the surface to make sure that the renovations were done well, and that quality materials were used. If they’re going to pay top dollar for a home (on top of the already high price of homes in San Diego) you need to consider the types of products you use in your flip.
Quality Replacement Windows and Doors are a Must
When it comes to replacement windows and doors, it makes sense to purchase products that have a good reputation for quality and energy efficiency. It only takes a quick internet search for potential home buyers to find out that the windows installed in the home are of good or poor quality, so make sure the ones you install are the former and not the latter. Builder grade windows won’t cut it with most San Diego home shoppers.
Replacement Window Warranty Can Be a Selling Feature
You also want to consider the replacement window warranty when you are deciding which windows to install in the home you are renovating. At BM Windows, we install windows with a Double Lifetime warranty, which is especially important for home flippers. A Double Lifetime warranty allows the warranty to be transferred to a second homeowner, whereas a Lifetime warranty only covers the original purchaser of the replacement windows and doors.
When you purchase windows and doors with a Double Lifetime warranty, you can make a point of telling prospective buyers that the new windows in the home will be covered in case any defects are discovered down the road. This coverage will go a long way in giving home buyers peace of mind as they decide whether to purchase your home, or another home on the market. It could even be the difference between making the sale or not.
Make sure you fill out the proper paperwork to transfer the warranty to the purchasers of your home, otherwise, they will not be able to take advantage of the extended coverage.
As always, if you have any questions about our replacement window warranty, or about anything related to windows and doors, you can ask one of our helpful and knowledgeable sales team members. They can meet you at the site of your flip and help you choose the best windows for the home. Contact us today to set up an appointment.