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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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Renovation8 min

How to Approach Your Siding Project Like a Pro

Re-siding your home can completely transform its look and increase curb appeal exponentially, but completing a re-side is a big job and a significant investment. If you’ve never done it, it’s hard to know what to expect and how to prepare for a siding replacement.

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Curb Appeal5 min
Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas for This Year

While many homeowners focus their attention on interior holiday decor, giving your home’s exterior a festive upgrade will help ensure it’s a showstopper the moment friends and family pull into the driveway. We talked with lifestyle blogger Liz Marie Galvan to get her top outdoor holiday decorating tips.