Spring is a time when many homeowners are getting their tax returns and you may be considering some exterior home improvements. Spring is the perfect time to put those two things together and invest your tax return into making your home a better place.
Exterior Home Improvements are a Smart Use of Your Tax Return
Exterior home improvements are a great way to enhance the curb appeal, comfort, and value of your home. Certain exterior projects have a high return on investment and will increase the value of your home. If you are planning to stay in your home, the upgraded look and feel, as well as the increased curb appeal, are well worth the investment. Using your tax return to help fund exterior home improvements is a great use of the money, as these improvements, especially if they increase your home’s energy efficiency, may give you tax credits for next year as well!
Installing a new entry door is an excellent start to investing in your home. A quality entry door should keep your home secure, keep drafts out, and is often the first impression your home gives to the outside world. Durability and insulation, as well as a stylish look, are the things to look for in an entry door. Storm doors add another layer of security and protection from the elements. New patio doors may not have the same curb appeal as entry doors, but they can provide great function in leading to an outdoor living space and will have a great effect on the energy efficiency of your home.
Windows are one of the most important features of your home. Windows have an impact on your home’s curb appeal, value, security, and comfort, but they also are the most important piece in determining how energy efficient your home is. Older windows are likely allowing energy to leak in and out of your home. Newer windows will help seal the gaps and energy efficient materials will prevent energy loss. The enhanced natural light will reduce your energy use even more. There are many styles and materials to choose from when you are ready to invest in new windows for your home.
While windows are important, having a quality roof over your head is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family. When your roof begins to age, it is more susceptible to leaks that can cause water damage to your home. A high-quality roof installed by a high-quality roofing contractor is one of the best exterior home improvements you can make. A quality roofing contractor will help you determine the best materials to keep your roof durable and long-lasting.
Often, homeowners don’t think about their siding until they want to make a change to the look of their home, but replacing worn out siding is actually something that should be on your list of exterior home improvements. Poor quality or worn-out siding can cause damage to your home, as well as perpetuating energy loss from your home. New siding can enhance the curb appeal, help your home stay resistant to moisture, and have the durability to protect your home from the elements.
Having an exterior entertaining and living space, such as a patio, is a great feature for your home. Adding a patio cover is an excellent enhancement to your patio space. It will allow you to use the patio in comfort when it’s raining or too hot and sunny to comfortably sit outdoors. Your patio cover will also protect your patio from any damage due to exposure to the elements. Your patio, the outdoor furniture, and any other features can be protected while still allowing you the pleasure of enjoying an outdoor space.
This is the perfect time to begin exterior home improvements, and your tax return is the perfect way to get started on making your home a better place to live and enjoy. Whether you focus on the windows, doors, roof, siding, or patio, you will be thrilled with the increased comfort and energy savings! Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors to start discussion about all the options you have for improving your biggest and most valued investment-your family home.