Looking to upgrade the look of your home, but aren’t sure where to begin? While the most popular home renovations typically include the kitchen or bathrooms, it’s the exterior projects that really pack a punch and add the most value.
We are all spending a lot more time at home these days, and you may have considered sprucing up your patio and outdoor living spaces. Your view from your patio will certainly include your lawn and landscaping, but you’ll also be looking at the outside of your home.
Sure, there are dozens of ideas on the web on how to improve your outdoor living space, like upgrading your patio furniture, adding a fire-pit or a new barbecue grill, but if you really want to make an impact, think beyond patio furniture and fire pits and invest in more permanent exterior renovations that increase property value, aesthetics, and provide an excellent ROI (return on investment).
Consider a Roof Replacement
Has your roof seen better days? Nothing stands out like a dilapidated roof that’s in need of replacement, including passerby’s and potential homebuyers if you’re planning on selling your home soon. Think about how much better your view of your home will be from your patio with a sharp looking new roof.
Not only will a new roof give your home an instant face lift, but a new roof is a smart renovation. A new roof can increase the resale value of your home by approximately $12,000. Homeowners can expect to recoup on average up to 63 percent of the installation cost through increased home value. This places a new roof above a bathroom remodel in terms of ROI.
Add Patio Doors
If it’s views you’re after, adding some gorgeous new patio doors will dramatically improve your view from the patio. New patio doors can completely transform the exterior of your home and boost your property value. They’re also perfect for entertaining and will be the envy of the neighborhood.
While the primary purpose of a patio door is to provide homeowners easy access to the outside, patio doors are essentially large windows. These full-length panes of glass allow natural light to flood into your home, and they look great from both inside and outside.
Install New Windows
Windows are one of the most noticeable exterior features of your home. If your windows are worn out and shabby, they deduct from the overall aesthetic and certainly won’t provide the clean patio views you’re after.
In terms of ROI, installing new windows should never be overlooked. New windows produce a high ROI of about 73 percent, even higher than a kitchen remodel which only offers an estimated 59 percent return.
There are numerous benefits of installing new windows, including improved energy efficiency, increased home security, reduction in noise, less maintenance required, better overall comfort in your home, and enhancing your home’s curb appeal.
Replace the Siding
Repeated exposure to weather elements like rain and sun rays can turn vinyl siding into an eyesore, but that’s not even your biggest problem. Ugly siding not only makes your home unappealing to look at, but it also leads to damage. If your siding is rotten or cracked this may result in dirt, water, air, and pests getting into your home.
Make a statement with new siding that is sure to stand out. New siding is also a smart investment as it makes your home more energy efficient, increases property value, and boosts curb appeal.
Ready to Upgrade Your Home?
Don’t let the cost of exterior renovations stand in the way of the home you always dreamed of. Not only will these projects pay off in the long run, but with all the wonderful benefits these projects have to offer, you really have nothing to lose. Contact your local home exterior professionals at Armorvue Home Exteriors today.