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7 Exterior Home Improvement Projects with the Best Value

Is your home ready for long summer days of barbeques and lounging? Now is the time to take a look at your exterior and decide if it needs repairs or improvements that will enhance its function and preserve its value. According to the Remodeling magazine 2021 Cost vs. Value Report, the following exterior home improvement projects can also help you to recoup a large percentage of the project cost when you sell your home.

Entry Door Replacement

Year after year, replacing an old, worn front door with a new steel door is a project that kicks up curb appeal and can yield a great payback. In addition to improving aesthetics, a new entry door can also cut down on energy loss.

Average cost recouped: 65%

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Manufactured Stone Veneer

Manufactured stone veneers are designed to add depth and visual interest to an exterior – however, combining brick and stone on an exterior should be undertaken carefully. Use these design tips to coordinate stone veneer with engineered wood siding.

Average cost recouped: 92.1%

Garage Door Replacement

A garage door is a necessity if you’ve got a garage, but it doesn’t have to be all about function. Because garage doors are often one of the most visible parts of a home exterior, installing a stylish garage door can drastically change its look for the better.

Average cost recouped: 93.8%

Deck Addition

Adding a beautiful outdoor deck is one of the most popular improvements because it provides a great place for hosting events with friends and spending family time outside.

Average cost recouped: 65.8% (wood) and 63.2% (composite)

Roofing Replacement

A roof is the first line of defense against water damage, making it a vital improvement if it is not in good repair. While expensive, roof replacement provides better curb appeal and can make a home easier to sell.

Average cost recouped: 60.7% (asphalt shingles) and 56.1% (metal)

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4 Siding Tips for First-Time Homeowners

The process of buying a home can be overwhelming, from financing and budgeting to navigating inspections and paperwork. Then, of course, there’s the matter of touring properties and finding your first place to call home.

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How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Home’s Aesthetic

For years now, the modern farmhouse look has become a top choice for homeowners—for both the interior and exterior of the home. White modern farmhouse siding and rustic interior décor have led the way in home trends, but there are many other options that can fit your aesthetic if the modern farmhouse look isn’t for you.

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Modern Home Siding Design Ideas

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2022 Exterior Color Trends: How to Mix & Match Siding Colors

When it comes to your home’s exterior, choosing siding colors is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personal style while enhancing curb appeal. As 2022 unfolds, let’s take a look at this year’s trending exterior house colors and strike inspiration for your next home update.