Exterior Home Improvements That Give the Greatest Returns

When considering selling your home in the near future, you should always consider exterior remodeling to recoup most of your costs. Exterior remodeling is less expensive than interior, and generates more returns from your expenses in the selling process.

The cost vs. value report shows the importance of putting your homes best facade. Exterior replacements and upgrades are normaly less expensive than interior, and can usually recoup close to 70% of the initial cost. Siding, window and door replacements add instant customer appeal all while adding value.

According to the cost vs. value report seven of the top ten improvements are exterior replacements. The best replacement you can do is a fiber-cement siding replacement that is expected to recoup 78% of the total costs when it comes time to sell. A foam-backed vinyl siding can recoup 69.6% of costs, while a upscale vinyl siding  expects returns of 69.5% of total costs. If you want to replace a door, the least expensive method to take is a $1,200 steel door, which is expected to recoup 73% of the costs.

Lastly, a good project to undertake is replacing your garage door. Chances are it's quite old and could look a bit better. What is enticing about this project is that the cost of this project has declined 15%. The expected return on this project is 71%.

So when you are thinking about selling your home, you may want to consider doing some exterior projects to boost the value of the home. When you boost the value of your home through exterior projects, you win twice. All these improvment costs can be recouped when you sell your home, and you'll be a happier person.

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