Improving your home’s value should be a major consideration when planning for your home upgrades, whether you’re considering repairing your gutters or replacing your roof. Your home is, after all, a major investment, and it’s common to expect some kind of payoff for such investments. According to Remodeling magazine’s “2017 Cost Vs. Value Report,” here are this year’s top projects that can improve your home’s value.
Entry Door Replacement
Entry door replacements, particularly steel door upgrades, are consistently among the top projects in previous Cost Vs. Value reports. This year, the calculated cost recouped went up from 96.6% last year to 128.9% this year. It’s likely because of the combination of easy installation, added sense of security, and boost in curb appeal that lead to many homeowners considering entry door replacements.
Window replacement remains one of the top upscale projects in the report, with vinyl windows being listed at 69.8% cost recouped. In addition to the significant recoupable value, window replacement also has its long-term benefits such as energy efficiency. When choosing replacement windows, choose units with energy-efficient features such as dual-glazed glass and insulated frames. At Hinkle Roofing, our replacement windows feature Super Spacer®. This advanced insulated glass spacer system minimizes thermal transfer between glazing. Our windows also have foam-filled main frame for superior insulation.
2016’s top project may have been bumped off the top by entry doors this year, but attic insulation recoupable value remains high at 111%. As with replacement windows, attic insulation improves your home’s energy efficiency. This leads to long-term benefits in the form of savings on energy costs and continued indoor comfort.
You may have noticed that the top projects have something to do with the home’s envelope. Siding is one of them, which currently has up to 74.2% recoupable cost according to the report. Vinyl siding strikes a good balance between cost, long-term performance, and low-maintenance features, which make it an ideal option for your next home improvement.
Hinkle Roofing can help you with your home improvement upgrades. We specialize in roofing, siding, windows, and gutters. Homeowners in Alabama, including those in Tuscaloosa, AL, can rely on us for high-quality products and services.