Your home’s value is the single biggest reason you chose to buy instead of rent. While homes are designed to naturally increase in value over time, an unstable market or shaky economy is enough to send some homeowners into a panic when it comes time to sell. That’s why you need to learn the best ways to increase the value of your home before you put it on the market.
Certain home exterior renovations top the list for increasing home value. Not sure which ones to pursue first? Here’s a list of the top 5 ways to put more value back into your home from the home exterior pros at Approved Contractor.
Replace the Windows
Windows provide a view to the exterior, but unfortunately, they are the least insulated part of your home. Leaky, single-pane windows allow much of your home’s conditioned air to be lost. Replacement windows have advanced technologies, including dual-pane glass, argon gas, low-e films and warm edge spacers to reduce heat gain and loss through the window.
Apply a Texture Coating
If you want a long-term solution for protecting and beautifying your home, texture coating is the best option available. The increased curb appeal, durability, lifetime warranty and energy-saving properties of texture coating make it far superior to chipping, peeling paint. Texture coating comes in wide range of colors to match your tastes and create a signature look for your home.
Invest in Energy-Efficient Upgrades
Window replacements and texture coating both contribute to a more energy-efficient home, but additional upgrades can save you even more energy and increase home value further. Water-saving plumbing fixtures, a tankless hot water heater, and high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment are major upgrades that pay for themselves in increased home value and energy savings.
Replace the Roof
When homebuyers consider your property, one of the first things they check is the quality of the roof. If yours is older than 15 years or has seen its fair share of hailstorms, consider replacing the roof soon to reduce the risk of water leaks or other damage. Clay tiles, copper and slate are higher quality options than asphalt shingles.
Upgrade the Floors
The more resilient and long-lasting the floor upgrade is the better. Replace old vinyl, wood laminate and deteriorating carpet with hardwood, bamboo, ceramic tile, natural stone or high-end carpet.
While these renovation ideas certainly increase home value, they also help you enjoy your property more. This means they make great home improvement projects even if you’re not planning to move any time soon.
To learn more about Approved Contractor’s proven methods for window replacement and texture coating application, please contact us online or call us at 818-483-3531.