An attractive exterior can make or break the resale of your home. Follow these tips to build your curb appeal and value of your home.
1. New Roofing System
Typically over 50% of a home's exterior shell is the roof, making it one of the most important factors in increasing your curb appeal. Many homeowners put off this important project because of the upfront cost, however, according to the Remodeling Impact Report a new roof averages a 109% return on investment. For example, if you spent $7,500 on a new roofing system you would gain $8,150 on the resale value. We recommend to know your roof's warranty, the brand is a reputable company, and that it was installed professionally.
2. New Windows
According to the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent of homebuyers will visit a home they find attractive online. Your windows alongside your roof combine as the powerhouse to enhance your home's curb appeal. Dated wood or aluminum windows with chips in paint or drooping lines make your house look old, plain and simple. Freshen up the face of your home with lifetime warrantied vinyl windows which on average will give you an 85% ROI.
3. Power Wash
Curb appeal starts with a clean home. If your home exterior is dirty, it's an immediate negative for potential homebuyers. Replacing your home's siding typically has a great ROI (90%) but it might also just need a good clean. Make sure your siding and all your decks look brand new with a professional power wash.
4. Plant Some Color
Just a few potted plants tastefully placed on your front porch can dramatically enhance the look of your home. Take it the extra step and install flower boxes on your front facing window bases for a cost effective eye-catcher.
5. Paint Front Door
One of the easiest ways and most affordable ways to increase your curb appeal is to make your front door pop with color. With exterior paint costing on average $30/gallon, you can set your home apart with a contrasting but complementing color splash.