Shorewest Shares: How to Save Energy and Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

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Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom may add to your home’s resale value, but energy-efficient upgrades add value AND save you money on your monthly utility bills. Here’s how you can save energy and boost your home’s resale value:

• Replace windows. Old, drafty windows with loose frames or gaps that let air out have to go — replace them with energy-efficient windows. Not only will you improve your indoor temperature, but you are reducing your heating and air conditioning costs. Window treatments can also help keep you warmer in winter months and cooler in summer months. The United States Department of Energy reports that such window treatments reduce solar heat gain by 77%, and shutters and storm panels reduce heat loss in winter.

• Replace roofing. A new roof that is properly installed will lower your energy costs and increase your home’s resale value. To find a reliable contractor, contact Shorewest Home Services today.

• Seal and insulate. Take the time and check your seals and insulate. Seal your windows, vents and any other cracks of gaps. Not only does this save you money on your utility bill, but it reduces all outside noise and provides better humidity control.

• Replace Siding. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, the best return on your investment is replacing your current siding with new vinyl siding. New siding provides a 78% return on your investment.

• Energy efficient appliances. Energy efficient appliances will boost energy savings and a home’s resale value. Home buyers may demand that old appliances be replaced, especially high ticket items like furnaces and washers/dryers in their offers.

To help boost your home’s resale value, contact your Shorewest, REALTOR today!

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