Summer 2018 has officially arrived and while the days may not be heating up just yet, the home improvement fever brought on by the season is everywhere. It seems like most homeowners are motivated to make their home the prefect gathering place for long summer days of barbecues and lounging. If you can relate, but aren’t sure your exterior remodeling projects will pay off, this article is for you.
- The top exterior remodeling projects.
- What projects will enhance your home’s curb appeal and preserve its value.
- Home improvement projects that will allow you to recoup a large percentage of the project cost when you sell your home.
Popular Exterior Remodeling Projects
Entry Door Replacement
Your front door is the first part of your home’s interior someone will see. So, it’s no surprise that its remained one of the best home improvement projects throughout the decades. Its benefits go beyond improving aesthetics. Replacing an old, worn front door cuts down on energy loss – and has an average recouped cost of 90.7% in the Central New Jersey area.
Home Siding & Your Options
It’s no surprise that once the Summer heat goes up, so do utility costs. Insulated siding offers a solution for those who want to update their home with the latest energy-saving technology. Your exterior home remodeling project can include a variety of siding profiles, including engineered wood siding, cedar textured shakes, lap and traditional panels. The best part? Home siding updates in Central New Jersey have an average recouped cost of 89.4%.
Garage Door Replacement
Ah, the garage door. Talk about an exterior home remodeling project that pays for itself – both in style and recouped cost. In recent years, homeowners have gone beyond functionality when updating garage spaces. With the garage often being one of the most visible parts of the home exterior, more homeowners are opting in for style. Popular garage door designs include carriage house garage doors, contemporary garage doors and craftsman style garage doors. You can expect to recoup an average of 76.9% when you replace your garage doors.
This all-American project never ceases to grow in popularity, because it offers more than a return on your investment. Outdoor decks provide a great place for hosting events (like those summer time grill outs), relaxing and even gardening potted plants. This exterior home remodeling project will leave Central New Jersey homeowners with an average recouped cost of 71.5% for wood and 65.2% for composite.
This is the second most popular exterior remodeling project for unwinding and relaxing. If you spend a lot of time outside in the summer and spring months, adding an outdoor kitchen allows you to food prep and entertain at the same time. Outside of having a cool place to host family and friends; this exterior home remodeling project has an average recouped cost of 54.9%.
Last, but certainly not least is roofing replacement. While not as fun as some of the other exterior remodeling projects; roof replacement is an important part of home maintenance. While this isn’t an inexpensive home improvement project, it does add additional benefits outside of curb appeal. It’s the first line of defense against water damage and makes a home easier to sell. Homeowners in Central New Jersey can receive an average recouped cost of 68.8% from this exterior remodeling project.
There you have it, the top exterior home improvement updates of 2018 that add to your home’s curb appeal and pay for themselves overtime. If you have a project you’d like to discuss contact us for a free no obligation consultation or visit our exterior renovations gallery for inspiration.