Adding value to your home with steel windows
Whether you’re looking to sell or just planning to make some improvements, every little detail is important and could add value to your home. Incorporating genuine steel windows into your design is one factor that could make all the difference.
Staying true to period features
For many, owning a period home is a lifelong aspiration. Unfortunately, decades of exposure to the elements can leave period properties looking a little worse for wear, and windows are often the most noticeable area of damage. Clement metal window products have been developed to capture the true essence of your home, making sure the windows are as close to the originals as possible. This means you can retain your home’s period charm whilst enjoying the benefits of incredibly long-lasting and high performance steel windows – the galvanised steel frame is likely to outlive the rest of the property.
Adding an extension
Adding an extension is a great value added feature in its own right – if you get the design spot on. You’ll need to make sure your extension is in keeping with the look of your home and the area it is in – this is essential in order to achieve planning permission before the work starts, as well as to ensure the finished product looks right. With its durability and versatility, steel is the perfect choice, whether you’re looking to create a contemporary finish or want your windows to seamlessly blend with the original architectural style of the property.
A bright, airy feel is one of the first things many houseviewers look for, so ensuring you’re making the most of the natural light you’ve got is crucial. Replacing interior walls with steel screens is a great way to maximise light flow within your home, whilst the inherent strength of steel frames means exterior windows can support large areas of glass bringing more light inside.
Opening out your floor plan
As we’ve discussed before, open and broken plan homes are the new must have, especially where busy family dwellings are concerned. Opening out your floor plan not only gives the illusion of space, it also allows for a more intimate, family-orientated feel. Steel screens are perfect for creating this sense of spaciousness, whilst also providing more private, intimate areas for specific activities and keeping every corner of your home bright and breezy.
Increasing kerb appeal
The outside is just as important as the inside when it comes to adding value; after all, it’s the first thing buyers, surveyors and agents will see. Making sure your windows are in the best shape they can be is one of the first things you can do to boost your home’s value and can work wonders on the overall aesthetic. Because of its durability, as well as modern coating methods, steel doesn’t rust and will hold onto its brand new look for years. Steel windows are also easy to maintain, meaning your home will always look well kept and in its prime.
After years of wear and tear, any window can begin to look tired. A common problem, especially in period homes with old windows, is thermal efficiency, or the lack thereof. Plastic, wood and aluminium windows may be a cheaper option in the short term, but the proven longevity of robust steel windows and doormeans these alternatives will end up costing a lot more money in energy and maintenance bills in the longer term.
Steel offers the best ‘green’ credentials
As sustainability gets higher on more people’s priority lists, thinking about your home’s eco credentials can help to boost its value. Along with thermal efficiency leading to lower energy consumption, steel is also a sustainably sourced material that leaves little visible impact on the environment. All Clement steel window frames use recycled steel, making sure we’re all reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible. By using modern techniques and glass Clement steel windows can be very thermally efficient. EB24 can achieve a “B” WER rating.
We are recognised experts in steel windows across a number of property types. If you’re looking to update your home or boost its value, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team or pop into our showroom to see how we can transform your property.