For jobs of this size, you rarely get your money back, though it really depends on the windows and the house.
Sometimes getting a professional job painting the window frames can be just as effective.
If the seal in the double glazing is broken and the window has fogged up, replacing the glazing is well worthwhile in most cases. This is a much smaller and less expensive job than replacing the windows and usually gives a good return on investment.
Before doing a job as big as replacing windows, you should consult with a couple of estate agents or a home stager. The money may be better spent in other areas with a much better return on investment, such as replacing an old boiler, adding “hive” heating controls, staging the property or boosting the marketing.
Replacing windows is most cost-effectively done with rewiring, replumbing and adding insulation, either internally dry lining or an external wrap. Often it is best to leave that big a job to the buyer, who will have their own opinions, needs and preferences.
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