Are you still wondering what to do with your tax refund dollars? Or maybe you are ready to put your home on the market but not sure what you can do to help it sell faster. Remodeling your home’s exterior can offer many great benefits. It can update the look of the exterior and create more curb appeal. Some updates, such as a new roof or gutters, can help better protect what’s inside the home. Other projects like installing gutter guards simply make life easier with less time spent maintaining the home.
Whatever your reason for completing an exterior remodel, you want to ensure your dollars aren’t wasted. Choosing projects that not only accomplish specific goals but also increase the resale value of the home allows you to get the most bang for your buck.
Using Hanley Wood Media’s 2016 Cost Vs Value Report for the East North Central Region including Chicago, here are the best investments when it comes to exterior remodeling.
You can never go wrong with a siding or roof replacement. While siding wins the battle with a 67.2% ROI, a roof replacement finishes a close second with a 64.7% ROI. Not only do these type of updates add value to the property, they are also crucial to the overall protection of the home.
Few things are more unsightly than a worn and dated garage door. Fortunately installing a new garage door not only increases the attractiveness of the home but also offers an 80.1% ROI. Today’s door models are more stylish than ever while offering a lasting solution for your garage door needs.
Remodels can come in all sizes and fit any budget. For a quick, affordable remodel which is also a great investment consider an entry door replacement. While a steel door replacement tops out at an impressive 81.2% ROI, a fiberglass unit can still be smart with a 77.5% ROI.
When beginning any exterior remodeling project, the first step is to find a contracting company that you can trust. For those in the Lake Forest and surrounding areas, that trusted contractor is Custom Installations. We help homeowners throughout the North Shore area update their homes while increasing the value of their property. From small projects to large-scale remodels, our expert installation team can help you make the smart choice when it comes to your next exterior remodel.
Contact us today to learn more.