What Exterior Features Add the Most Value to a House?

Curb appeal plays a big role in selling your home, and if your house is outdated, you may struggle to sell your home quickly, and you may not get the best price. Before listing your home, you should plan to take on some exterior home improvements to increase your value. Some exterior projects can have a high return, so not only will you attract the right buyer, but you will also increase the value of your home and get a better price.

Nice clean cement front porch with new blue front door.

New Windows

If you are planning on listing your home soon and your windows are old, new windows can make a big difference. On average, new windows have a return of about 90%, which is amazing in terms of home improvement ROI. Many buyers do not want to deal with a window replacement themselves, so a home with new windows is an excellent selling point. If you aren’t planning to list your home right away, you can enjoy the increased comfort and energy savings of your new windows yourself. Replacing your windows will increase the aesthetic appeal of your home, too.

New Entry Door

When you want to make a big impact for a relatively low investment, replacing your entry door is an excellent choice. A new entry door has a return on investment of over 100% and has multiple additional benefits. A new entry door will add another layer of security to your home, increase your energy efficiency, lower your heating and cooling costs, and make a big impact on your curb appeal. In addition to the added value, a new entry door will give all visitors to your home an excellent impression of your property. Since your front door is the first thing most visitors will see, an outdated or ill-fitting entry door will give an impression that your home is also outdated, whereas a new entry door can make a big impact.

New Roof

If your home needs a new roof, you may end up scaring buyers off. Most people understand that a roof has a lifespan, and if they see that your roof is nearing its end, they may avoid making an offer altogether and focus on finding a home that does not need extensive exterior renovations. If they do choose to make an offer, you may end up having to give a credit for the roof at the closing. With a new roof, buyers will see that you have invested in maintaining your home and are much more likely to make you a solid offer.

Exterior home improvements show potential buyers that you have taken care of your home and are leaving it in good condition for the new owners. A new entry door, new windows, and a new roof are all projects that buyers will not need to take on, which makes your home a very attractive listing. When choosing projects, focusing on those that will increase value and help your home sell faster are all smart choices. We’re here to help. We’ve been improving homes in this community for over 75 years. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors for a virtual appointment today!


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