When you are considering home improvements, it’s crucial to think about cost vs value. After all, if you are spending much more than you are getting back, the investment might not be worth it.
Every year Remodeling Magazine publishes a report analyzing the cost vs. value of common types of home improvements. What ranked as their most valuable project in 2014? Replacing the front door, which adds an estimated 96.9% of the cost you spend to the value of your home.
But the simple fact is that adding any kind of replacement doors to your home – front doors, patio doors, basement doors etc. – makes your home more valuable than it is now. Here’s how:
The vast majority of homes are designed with the front door as the focal point. The eye naturally travels to the front door, informing your first and last impression of the overall look of the home.
Replacing an old front door that is worn and weathered, built in an outdated style, or simply drab looking immediately gives your home more curb appeal. And compared to other home improvements designed to achieve the same result, going with replacement doors instead is a cost-effective solution.
If you are trying to sell your home, or simply want your home to stand out in the neighborhood, putting a new door on the front might be just the style upgrade you need
Replacement doors are made from better-quality materials that help your home to be more energy efficient. That adds significant value to your home by cutting your gas and electric bills month in and month out for as long as you are living there.
Plus, replacing older doors with high-quality patio doors lets more natural light into your home. That lends the entire space a more comfortable atmosphere that you and your family will love to spend time in. Plus, letting more natural light into your home means you can turn off lamps and light fixtures and save even more on your electric bill.
Older doors may have been constructed from inferior materials, or have become degraded over time. That makes them an easy point of entry for thieves even when they are locked.
When you upgrade to replacement doors, it’s much harder for even a determined criminal to get into your home. That gives you an important sense of security, makes your home more valuable to buyers, and saves you money on alternative types of home security.
Reap the Rewards with Penny Window
There is never a bad time to add replacement doors to your home. And you don’t have to wait until you’re ready to sell to start adding value. Find out just how easy and affordable it is to have replacement windows installed by contacting Penny Window.