Those looking to sell or resell their propeties in Birminghan or elsewhere in Michigan should keep their eyes and ears open to any tips on how to command a better price for their home. While feasibly-planned and big-budgeted projects are sure to achieve results, many often overlook that adding value may only involve an extra investment in a few new fixtures such as doors or replacement windows in Birmingham:
Realtors judged a steel entry door replacement as the project expected to return the most money, with an estimated 96.6 percent of costs recouped upon resale. The steel entry door replacement is consistently the least expensive project in the annual Cost vs. Value Report, costing little more than $1,100 on average.
Rounding out the top exterior remodeling projects were two window replacements; a wood window replacement is estimated to recoup 79.3 percent of costs and a vinyl window replacement is estimated to recoup 78.7 percent of costs.
The report indicates that replacing windows has an impact on a home’s value because of the benefits they provide. Apart from adding to the home’s overall aesthetic value, newer window styles are much more durable than their predecessors, so a new homeowner won’t have to worry about dealing with replacement costs again for years to come. Additionally, new technology has proven to be much more efficient in keeping heat from entering or escaping a home, which can have a huge impact on heating and cooling costs, something practical home buyers will surely welcome.
Choosing a contractor that understands the specific requirements for windows in Birmingham is also crucial and can have an impact on the outcome of the project. Tittle Brothers Construction recognizes the growing demand for energy-efficiency. For example, their windows feature insulated double- or triple-pane glass, an insulated frame and special weather stripping materials that combine to significantly reduce heat transfer.
(Article Excerpt and Image from “Realtors rate most valuable home improvements” Shore News Today, Apr. 08, 2014)