Tips for Buying Replacement Windows & Doors
by Heather Elsberry, Marvin Window Consultant, AVI, A Marvin Design Gallery
What do your windows say about your home? In today’s real estate climate, there are many homes on the market which could mean tough competition if you are planning to sell anytime soon. Whether or not you plan to sell, you should ask yourself “What sets my home apart from the competition?” Research shows that replacing windows and doors are two of the top ten home improvement projects that build property value and will actually pay you back.
You may also be interested in the 2011 Federal Tax Credits. Consumers can claim a credit of 10% up to $200 of the purchase price of qualifying replacement windows, and 10% up to $500 for qualifying exterior doors. Virtually all Marvin products meet or exceed ENERGY STAR guidelines.
Which type of window replacement system is best for your home? As a window specialist, the first question that I ask a consumer considering a window replacement project is “Why are you replacing your windows?” If you have fogged or single pane glass, then you may want to consider a Sash Replacement System like the Marvin Tilt Pac. Another popular option is our Insert Window. This type of window replacement usually qualifies for the Federal Tax Credit and is offered by Marvin in both Double Hung and Casement window styles.
What better way to quickly improve your “curb appeal” than to replace that tired front door with a beautiful new front entry door and new hardware?
Why not surround yourself with beautiful, innovative, and enduring windows and doors that make a statement of quality for your home whether you plan to sell or stay and enjoy for many years to come?
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