It’s tax season, and if you’re lucky enough to be getting back a healthy refund, you may have started thinking about what you’re going to do with the money when it comes.
While there are certainly many fun things you can do with your tax refund—take a vacation, go on a shopping spree, or put a down payment on a new car—there are also things you can do with that money that will give you long-term benefits. Yes, we’re talking about investing the money. But we’re not talking about investing in the way you probably typically think about investing. We’re not suggesting that you put the money in the stock market or purchase a piece of art that you hope will appreciate over time. We want you to consider investing in your home.
Your home is likely one of your largest assets. It makes sense to take care of it and improve it in smart ways that will help increase its value. Improving your home with energy-efficient upgrades like replacement windows is one great way to do this! (We actually published an entire ebook on this topic, which you can check out here.)
If you’re like most people in San Diego, you probably won’t live in your current home for the rest of your life. At some point, you will sell it and move on to something else. When that time comes, you will want to get top dollar for your home. Many real estate agents will tell you that homeowners who make smart upgrades are able to sell their homes more quickly and for more money than otherwise comparable homes (homes in the same neighborhood that are about the same size). “Smart” upgrades are those that appeal to a wide range of buyers—things like a new roof, a new garage door, or adding an additional bedroom.
Another category of smart upgrades that buyers look for are those will save them money. Buyers will see a house with new windows and patio doors and know that their monthly energy bills will be lower than they would be if they bought the house down the street with old, single-pane windows and doors. They’ll likely take that into account when they make their offer.
But installing replacement windows and doors doesn’t just help the future owners of your home. They will help you start saving money the day you have them installed! You’ll notice that you’ll use less energy trying to keep your house cool in the summer months and warm in the winter months. As energy rates in San Diego continue to go up, you want to make sure you are using as little energy as possible to keep those bills down!
Contact us at BM Windows to learn more about the energy-saving replacement windows and patio doors we sell. We can schedule an in-home consultation where you can receive a free, no-obligation, no-pressure quote on all new windows and doors for your home.