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Community Builders of Tulsa: How to increase resale value with a window update

Are you looking to move some time in the future, but your home is in need of some upgrades? One great way to increase the resale value of your home is to get a window update from Community Builders of Tulsa. Our experts can find you the perfect energy-efficient windows to enhance curb appeal and raise your resale value.

HomeAdvisor ( reports that replacing a window in your home could cost around $300-$700 per window, presuming that the replacement would be installed in a structurally sound, ground floor frame. For example, replacing the windows of a three bedroom, single-story home with ten windows could cost anywhere from $3,000-$7,000. This cost could double for a two-story home. If the window frame has to be replaced as well, the cost of replacement could jump anywhere from 50% to 100%.

Other costs could include unexpected structural flaws, the need to modify existing window frames, adding double or triple-glazed windows and the location of the job site. The cost could also depend on which type of window you choose.

Though some serious ‘Do-it-yourselfers’ out there may want to try replacing windows on their own to save some money, it could end up costing them even more. Professional installers like those from Community Builders of Tulsa are specially trained to handle measurements, structural integrity, building codes, rotted wood, mold and more.

Replacing old windows with newer, energy-efficient ones can save you anywhere from $25 to $450 a year in heating and cooling costs, according to the government’s Energy Star program (

New windows can do a lot to freshen your home’s curb appeal, increase safety, and add ease of operation while also elimi­nating drafts that could quickly turn off prospective buyers when you decide to sell. But if they know you are saving energy dollars, they will probably want to as well.

Our EnergyWall windows have a Low-E coating that minimizes the amount of UV and infrared light that passes through glass without lessening the amount of visible light. Air-tight installation cuts out drafts and insulates your home, saving you energy dollars.  There are many styles to choose from including awning, bay, bow, double-hung, picture, single-hung and slider windows.

Awning windows open outward and can be easily opened and closed tightly with a hand crank. The opening creates an “awning” that lets air flow freely through your home.

Bay windows can make a room appear a bit larger by providing extra outdoor lighting. The added window seating gives you a little extra nook.

Bow windows also provide some extra interior space and require the use of five windows. Double-hung windows are easy to operate and low maintenance. They are one of the most popular styles because they are so efficient and can fit in nearly any home. They open by sliding up and down and both sashes tilt in for easy cleaning.

Single-hung windows are similar to double-hung windows, but only have a moveable bottom sash. The top part of the glass is larger, allowing more light in. Its ease of operation make it another popular option.

Slider windows are a low-maintenance option that provides amazing views. The sliding pane moves on rollers to glide along a rail system for easy opening and closing.

Picture windows provide a panoramic view and provide more natural light than traditional windows.

So how do you know when it’s time for replacement windows? Homeowners should check their windows for damaged frame or condensation between window panes. It’s time for an upgrade if you seem to be feeling more drafts coming through your windows, hearing more outside noise than usual, or they are painted shut or difficult to open.

Increase resale value, energy efficiency and security for your family today by replacing those old windows!

You could win a Home Makeover today from Community Builders of Tulsa! The winner will choose from new windows, siding, or a new bath or shower system! Click here to enter:

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