Whether you’re thinking of selling your home soon, a few years down the road, or you’d just like to protect your investment; there are many ways you can increase the value of your home.
Home improvement projects are often the best way to improve your curb appeal and increase the value of your home, but it’s hard to know where to begin with home renovations. For most homeowners, it will depend on how much you’d like to invest, what areas of your home need the most improvement, and how long you’re going to be in the property.
At Weather Tight, our representatives are happy to help you decide which home renovations will be worth it for you. Are you wondering how we help homeowners determine their priorities?
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Call us today to schedule an assessment, and we can help you decide what needs improvement and updating. If you’re wondering where to begin, here are three of the best home renovations to increase the value of your home.
1. Increase the Value of Your Home with a New Roof
If you’re planning to sell your house in the next few years, you may think that replacing a roof is something you can put off. But for many buyers, the roof condition will be one of the top considerations in their offer.
As roofs age, they can lead to many concerns—leaks, ventilation issues, mold, mildew, and drafts. Your roof stands as the barrier between your house and anything Mother Nature sends your way. Because roofs stand up to so much abuse, they can often show signs of wear and tear faster than other areas of a home. Hail, rain, wind, and of course, in Wisconsin, ice and snow can lead to significant damage over time.
Because your roof “breathes” with your home, you may also see signs of wear from poor ventilation. When a roof isn’t properly ventilated, the heat and moisture from your home can lead to degradation of the shingles, including curling and “shedding.” If you notice that your gutter collects a lot of roof debris like sand and small particles, it’s a sign that your roof may need replacement.
A new roof will increase the value of your home by improving the look and protecting the inside from weather damage. With a new roof, you may also notice less heat loss and increased savings on your energy bill. A new roof is an excellent investment.
2. Give Your Home an Upgrade with New Siding
If you want to boost your home’s “wow” factor for potential buyers, new siding can be a smart way to increase the value of your home. If you have wooden or old aluminum siding, you’re probably tired of the upkeep. Wooden siding requires constant maintenance, and after several years it will crack, fade, and look shabby.
Aluminum siding can end up dented, dinged, and faded with the sun. Not to mention that most older aluminum siding looks dated. It’s just not the style anymore, and it can really age your home. The other consideration with some aluminum siding is the installation. Many times, poor installation or damage can lead to water leaks and other problems.
Vinyl siding offers a beautiful, modern finish that is virtually maintenance-free and extremely long-lasting. Surprisingly affordable, new siding will give your home a total facelift and makeover. If you’re looking for the best investment in terms of visual impact, siding should be a top consideration.
With an array of colors and finishes, we offer siding to go with any style of home. Vinyl mimics the beautiful look of wood without the scraping, painting, and threat of pests. We do a complete removal of old siding and put up a protective Tyvek wrap during our expert installation. For a low-maintenance way to increase the value of your home, vinyl siding is a great choice.
3. Boost Your Comfort and Curb Appeal with New Windows & Doors
If your home’s windows are old, chances are you’re losing money to air infiltration. Older windows and doors often let cold air inside in the winter and hot air inside in the summer. New windows and doors keep the temperature consistent; help protect your home against bad weather, let in light, and beautify every corner of your home.
Large windows and natural light are increasingly popular choices for newer homes. If you’d like to put your home on the market or you’d just like your house to feel more modern and contemporary, consider replacement windows as a way to increase the value of your home.
You can change the size and look of any window in your house, with replacement windows. The newest windows have minimal frames that give you an extra expansive view. Better yet, these windows are built to last. They’re easy to open, simple to clean, and secure to lock.
When we explore window and door replacement, we’ll always assess your existing windows and advise you on the best look and choice for your home. With an array of trims, colors, and designs, we offer windows for any style and any room in your home. Our selection of entry doors will ensure that your home is welcoming, secure, and beautiful.
These improvements can increase the value of your home and are three of the best ways to improve your curb appeal. Even if you don’t plan to sell your home any time soon, home renovations are wise for any owner who wants to protect their investment. These home improvement projects will lower your energy bills, decrease the cost and need for preventative maintenance, and help you avoid expensive damage in the future.
If you’re considering home renovations to increase the value of your home, reach out to Weather Tight today. We’ll help you decide on the best investment for your house.