Whether you’re looking to sell or simply maintain the value of your ‘forever’ home, the easiest way to boost perceived property value is to clean your windows.
As the saying goes: your windows are the eyes to your home’s soul. Cleaning the interior of your windows is certainly a good first step, but equally—and arguably, more—important is to clean the exterior of your windows as well.
Clean windows boost your home’s curb appeal immensely. In fact, according to Money Magazine, the number one pre-sale improvement that generates the highest return on investment is clean windows. According to their research, the average return on window cleaning is 769%!
Having spotless windows not only makes your home look beautiful, it hints to potential homebuyers the level of care and diligence that you have put into the years of living and maintaining your home. In contrast, dirty and damaged windows are a major red flag to potential homebuyers. They immediately blind prospective purchasers with the threat of having to replace windows (which is a large investment) and puts you at risk of below-asking offers.
In your quest for spotless, streak-free, clear windows, don’t forget to clean your window screens. Dirty screens are often the reason why your windows look particularly dirty after a storm. If you choose to go the DIY route, ensure you are prioritizing safety and using the proper laddering equipment.
A word of caution, however: ladders can be dangerous and proper equipment can be expensive. For the utmost safety, it is best to hire a professional to assist with any multi-storey window cleaning projects.
At Setter, our window cleaning Pros are fully licensed, insured, and ready to help with your window cleaning needs. Depending on the size of your home, the average cost for interior and exterior window cleaning ranges between $315 - $500, which can seem steep; but if you consider the potential return on this investment is nearly $4.5k, we promise it’s an investment worth making.