Do You Need To Replace Your Old Windows When Selling Your Home?

Are you selling your home? If the answer is yes, you may be considering the type of work that needs to be done before putting it on the market. 

Replacing old windows before selling your home can reap excellent benefits. Newer windows are generally more energy-efficient, safer and easier to maintain than older windows, making a property more attractive to potential buyers.

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The benefits of replacing old windows

Increase the value of property

Most buyers want a move-in ready home and won’t want to buy a house with old windows that need replacing; by installing new windows, you can increase the value of your property

Old windows generally leak more air and lose more heat than newer ones. In comparison, modern windows made out of materials such as wood and vinyl are an excellent energy-saving option. Wood window frames are naturally insulating and have very little heat transfer. Vinyl windows comprise several insulating air chambers to help maintain your home’s warmth in the winter and keep it cool in the summer. 

Enhanced home security

Old windows can be a safety hazard, particularly if they don’t open easily or are painted shut. In comparison, new windows are functional and feature security options, including the latest locks and security sensors. So, by installing new windows, you can make your home safer and more appealing to prospective buyers. 

Noise reduction

You can also make your home more attractive to prospective buyers by installing windows that help combat noise. Everyone wants their home to be a restful environment. By insulating frames and installing triple-pane glass, you can help reduce noise from noisy neighbours, barking dogs and lawnmowers. 


Old windows are likely to require more maintenance than newer windows which are generally designed to be low maintenance. For example, you can install features such as between-the-glass blinds to reduce the need for dusting. This makes new windows an excellent selling point for prospective buyers.

If your windows need repairing or replacing, Britannia Glass & Glazing Ltd, the leading emergency glaziers for London and beyond, can help! 

With so many companies offering glazing services, it can be hard to know who to choose. At Britannia, we think our 20 years in the glazing industry shows we are here to stay; our longevity results from our fantastic reputation and satisfied customers.

We provide a range of services, including shop front window repairs, residential glass replacement, and emergency boarding up across London. Get a free quote today here.