As Britain’s 4th largest city, Sheffield has been named as one of the UK’s safest places to live. This can only have a positive effect on the areas growing property market, seeing as both employment and education elements are ample here. Considering Sheffield’s status is steadily on the rise, you may be considering ways to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.
Did you know that double glazing is amongst the most worthwhile improvements you can carry out on your South Yorkshire home? With this in mind, let’s look at a few reasons why double glazing will add at least 5% on to the value of your home.
Reasons to upgrade to double glazing Sheffield
1. Increase your EPC and boost potential sale prices
Each domestic and commercial building that’s available to buy or rent in the UK must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by law. Ranging from A (most efficient) through to G (least efficient), they allow homeowners and renters to gauge an understanding of the property’s typical energy costs, as well as identify ways they can save money on energy bills in the long-run. Well, homeowners across Sheffield with be intrigued to know that recent research reveals that by upgrading the lowest EPC rating of G to an F has the power to increase property value (on average) by 6%. Even better, raising EPCs to the highest possible rating of A or B can heighten potential sale prices by an astonishing 14%! So, by upgrading your windows to double glazing is sure to considerably increase your homes energy efficiency, as well as it’s EPC and value.
2. Double glazing makes your Sheffield home more ‘sellable’
Central heating is a key priority to homebuyers these days, which makes thermally efficient windows incredibly important too. In fact, high-performance double glazing combined with central heating tops the UK buyers ‘must-have’ list.
3. Strengthened kerb-appeal
By upgrading to double-glazing, you’ll instantly upgrade your homes exterior aesthetics and offer fresh appeal to potential buyers. Furthermore, when viewings enter your home and feel how warm and cosy it is inside, with no sign of draughts or cold spots, they’ll be bolstered by the peace of mind that there will be no need to spend a fortune on heating costs in the future – and, therefore, more likely to increase their bid on your home.
Add considerable value to your Sheffield home by fitting first-class double glazing
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