Are you thinking about putting your home on the market? Many people time home listings for spring, since homes traditionally sell for more during warm months. Realtors advise curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling your home. Whether you intend to put your home on the market or you just want an exterior that makes people stop and stare, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Here’s how to give your home a face lift so it’s ready for spring.
Completely transform the look of your home when you replace discolored, chipped wood siding with some of these options:
- Fiber cement siding. This energy-efficient option is made from sand, cement, and wood fiber that repels moisture and insects in even the toughest environmental conditions. It looks just like wood siding, but is much more durable.
- Stone siding. Add the look and feel of real stone without the high cost.
- Vinyl siding. Never paint your siding again when you choose this cost-effective option that comes in a wide range of colors and textures.
Updated siding adds instant visual appeal, but that’s not the only reason it increases the value of your home. New siding makes your home more energy-efficient, something today’s home buyers want.
Replace Your Front Door
A door manufacturer recently studied the impact of upgrading a home’s front door on its resale value and found buyers were willing to pay almost $8,000 more for a $190,000 home. Front doors stand out, drawing buyer attention to the entry and welcoming them inside.
A new door makes your home appear cared for and secure. Whether your home’s exterior is contemporary, traditional, or ornate, a new front door can leave a lasting impression.
Install New Windows
When windows have chipped frames and cloudy panes, your home looks dull and dated. Old windows are hard to keep clean, making potential home buyers wonder what else is dirty inside. Replace them with sparkling new ones that repel dust and moisture. New windows can reduce your utility costs by hundreds of dollars a year, so you save as long as you own your home.
Repair Damaged Trim
Most home buyers start their search online, browsing photos of homes in their price range. Pristine trim makes a home look cared for, while faded paint and areas of wood rot cause buyers to scroll to the next listing.
Tri County Windows and Siding can give your home a total makeover, and improvements can pay back up to 75 percent of their total cost. Contact us for a free no-obligation estimate today.