The outward appearance of a house is an important aspect of selling it for the highest possible price. A house that a potential buyer falls in love with is more likely to attract the asking price, or perhaps more with a bidding war.
UPVC windows and doors are known for their efficiency and security, but the bright white colour can cheapen the look of a house overall.
If this is the case with your house, you have probably thought about getting your UPVC painted a different colour, like grey or black. This is a popular home improvement project and the results can be spectacular.
But will UPVC painting add value to your house?
The Value Proposition
The average price to spray paint all of the UPVC on a four-bed semi-detached house is £2,500. This would include two doors, eight windows, and the gutters, pipes and boards.
If that sounds like a lot, consider the cost of replacing the UPVC – this would run at about £15,000. Painting is a far cheaper option than replacement.
The question is, would you get that £2,500 back when you sell?
In most cases, the answer is yes!
There are three sides to this answer.
The first is that a prospective buyer may absolutely hate white UPVC and look to beat you up on the price of your house, stating it “needs work”. By changing the colour of your UPVC, you take away the hand your potential buyer holds.
The second is that grey and black windows are fashionable at the moment and they have been for two decades. Even green has become a popular colour. By choosing a colour that’s in demand, you open your house to a wider market.
The third is that first impressions matter. Whether we are talking about photos in the estate agent’s window or the first time a potential buyer knocks on your door, freshly painted UPVC gives the impression of a well looked after house.
Add all these things together, and UPVC painting could definitely add value to your house. Fancy a quote? Contact us to get started.