Are you thinking about putting your home on the market? Would you like to update your home for your own enjoyment? Do you wonder which updates offer the most return on investment? Updating your home’s exterior is one of the best ways to spend your home improvement funds. Here are some of the reasons to make the outside of your home the best it can be.
Siding Offers a High Return on Investment (ROI)
The National Association of Realtors says when homeowners want the biggest bang for their remodeling buck, exterior improvements like siding are the best upgrade investment.
Able Roofing offers siding that can significantly increase your home’s curb appeal. Here are some of our most popular options:
- Vinyl and aluminum
- Cement board
- Cultured stone
Increase Neighborhood Value
You might not be planning to sell your home anytime soon, but one of your neighbors probably is. If potential buyers drive through your neighborhood and see old windows, chipped paint and faded siding, they’re not likely to pay top dollar for the house next door.
When your neighbors see you making improvements, they’re often motivated to do the same. What starts with one home might end in the whole street getting a facelift.
When you upgrade your home’s exterior, you make the entire neighborhood look better. Homes sell for more per square foot. If you do sell later, your property value isn’t just improved by your upgrades, but by home sales in the area.
Upgrades Let You Live Maintenance-Free
Your old siding and windows might have required frequent painting and replacement. Vinyl siding looks just like wood, but never rots or needs painting. Consider adding custom gutters that never have to be cleaned. New vinyl windows feature technology that repels dust, dirt and moisture so you don’t have to spend hours cleaning them.
Benefits of Roof Replacement
A roof that shows its age can be a huge turnoff to potential buyers. Even if you don’t have any leaks, a weathered appearance makes your home look poorly maintained. They may wonder what other repairs may have been overlooked if the roof appears shabby.
If your roof is nearing the end of its life, it may make your home difficult to sell. Insurance companies are hesitant to cover a home if they think its roof will soon have to be replaced. If potential buyers can’t get home insurance, their lender will refuse financing. Even if you find buyers who are willing to purchase your home with an old roof, they might not be able to pay for it.
In contrast, a new roof makes your whole exterior look refreshed. You don’t have to worry what might come up during a home inspection and you add both curb appeal and lasting value.
Improved Energy Efficiency Boosts Home Value
A new roof improves energy efficiency, especially when you add attic insulation at the same time. Efficient roofing materials keep hot air out during summer months and warm air in during winter, saving you on utilities and reducing your family’s impact on the environment.
Your home may be losing energy through its windows. The Department of Energy recommends replacing old windows with ones that have an Energy Star rating. They report that for typical homes, replacing single-pane windows saves between $126 and $465 every year.
CNBC published a report that shows new windows can improve your home’s asking price by several thousand dollars, offering an 85 percent return on investment.
Able Roof sells windows that have the Energy Star seal of approval and offer the following features:
- Foam-filled frames for superior insulation
- Low-E glass that reflects infrared and ultraviolet light
- Argon-filled double pane windows to stop heat transfer through the glass
- Fusion-welded corners and five-layer weather stripping
Our windows come in a variety of styles and colors, and our experts can help you choose the ones that are best for your home.
Check out Able Roof’s gallery to see before and after photos to plan your renovation. Then contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate on making valuable updates to your most important investment – your home.