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For the first time in six years the remodeling industry appears to be pulling out of its slump. While homeowner improvement spending was already climbing at a double-digit pace in the second half of 2012, it continues to gains ground through 2013. Homeowners are deciding where to spend their home improvement dollars. It appears exterior home improvements are king when it comes to return on investment again this year.

Curb Appeal Sells Homes!

Spruce Up Your Home!

If you want the most financial return on your home improvement dollars, think curb appeal. Homeowners looking for the most return on their investment when it comes to remodeling should consider exterior replacement projects. According to the 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, Realtors rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects because a home’s exterior is the first thing potential buyers see.

Projects such as siding, window and door replacements can recoup more than 70 percent of their cost at resale. Realtors know what home features are important to buyers in your area and can provide helpful insights when considering remodeling projects.

According to the Cost vs. Value Report, a steel entry door replacement as the project expected to return the most money, with an estimated 85.6 percent of costs recouped upon resale. The steel entry door replacement is the least expensive project in the report, costing little more than $1,100 on average. A majority of the top 10 most cost-effective projects nationally in terms of value recouped are exterior replacement projects; all of these are estimated to recoup more than 71 percent of costs.

Spruce Up Your Siding

Three different siding replacement projects landed in the top 10, including fiber cement siding, expected to return 79.3 percent of costs, vinyl siding, expected to return 72.9 percent of costs, and foam backed vinyl, expected to return 71.8 percent of costs. Two additional door replacements were also among the top exterior replacement projects. The midrange and upscale garage door replacement were both expected to return more than 75 percent of costs.

It may not be glamorous, but replacing siding is the #1 pick for home improvements that add value to your home. Here is your chance to make a great first impression in the real estate world. If your siding is in bad shape, your home is going to earn the title of fixer-upper. You can usually judge a book by its cover, so old siding sets the tone for expectations of what potential buyers will find inside the house. Try adding curb appeal and lower maintenance with cement fiber siding. Cement fiber siding is efficient, it lasts, and the fact that is maintenance free helps!  Homeowners strongly dislike the thought of having to find the time – let alone spend the time maintain their siding.