What do oak windows give back to you?
Jan 22, 2015
It might seem like a funny idea, and maybe a little esoteric, but we are firm believers that the oak windows you install in your property are giving you something back! What is it? Well, apart from a supreme sense of happiness and joy, they’re giving you an excellent return on your investment!
Oak Windows Increase Property Value
It’s pretty much that simple. Oak windows are expensive. But they’re expensive for a reason - they are sturdy, reliable, strong and beautiful. As long as they are well looked after, they guarantee you generations of use, meaning that when you pass the house down to your children, you can rest assured that they will be sleeping soundly at night free from draughts!
And if you’re not thinking about passing the house on, but rather selling it, then oak windows are not only a sales point, but will actually increase the listing value of the property! If you are looking to sell on a property - particularly a high end property - a lot of the value comes from the aesthetics rather than the practicality or affordability.
Therefore, period houses which have fully functioning period windows, will be a far more attractive prospect than those hideously ugly white plastic copies. In fact, you can even add more value to the price of the property by upgrading the original oak windows to more modern like for like oak designs in order to ensure longevity in the product and to remove the hassle of replacing the windows and getting planning permission for the new homeowners - especially those in conservation areas.
Estate agents will use this as a massive sales point - “newly installed like for like oak windows, which will last for generations and give you modern standards of insulation and noise prevention” sounds a lot better than “original oak windows”, doesn’t it?
How else do oak windows give back?
Well, and maybe I’m just a massive fan, I can’t help but feel that having such rich, illustrious fixtures in your house just gives you a real sense of joy and wonderment. Most people will overlook their windows as a merely functional necessity that lets air and light in and out, rather than a huge part of the structure of their property.
By basically ignoring what you can do with these fixtures they’re missing out on the truly wonderful influence that the quality of oak offers.
Do you have any other thoughts on what oak windows can do for your property? Leave them in the comments below!