Roofing, Siding and Windows Eden Prairie MN | Exterior Remodeling

Eden Prairie MN Exterior Remodeling | Roofing, Siding & Windows

Despite a winter we thought would never end, here it is… finally… the beginning of spring, which is also the unofficial start of the home remodeling season. Homeowners across the country are trying to increase the value of their homes through remodeling projects. But, before you start ripping out walls, learn which remodeling projects can actually pay you back when you decide to sell.

Everything you do to improve your home can add some value; it’s just that there are certain home improvements that will always provide a good return on your investment and could pay off big down the road.

It’s All About Curb Appeal!

Did you know? Within 15 seconds a buyer has developed an opinion of the property they visit. If your home doesn’t make a good first impression, they may not even get out of their car. Buyers must say Wow! In the real estate world, this is called curb appeal.

Making a home’s exterior look good can entice more potential buyers to see what else it has to offer.

Replace Siding

Premium Vinyl Siding

One of the top remodeling projects for adding value to your home isn’t anything too complicated or arduous. It’s as simple as replacing the siding on the exterior of your home. The most popular choices of Eden Prairie homeowners in 2013 are vinyl and fiber-cement.

Both vinyl and fiber cement siding are affordable solutions to give your home a new look, but re-siding with fiber cement gives you the best return on your investment. For the 8th year in a row, Remodeling magazine’s 2012-13 Cost vs. Value Report states that re-siding your home with fiber-cement siding in the mid-range or larger categories provides the #1 return on your remodeling investment. Not too bad hey? (www.costvsvalue.com).

Replace Old Windows

Richlin Replacement Windows

Another great remodeling investment is updating your windows. Homeowners that want to get the biggest bang for their remodeling buck this spring, should seriously consider replacing old leaky windows with high efficiency vinyl replacement windows. Plus, new windows do so much for the look of a home inside and out.

According to the Hanley Wood survey, “More than half of the nation’s 76 million owner-occupied homes were built prior to 1970.” That means there are a lot of old windows out there that need some serious TLC.

Install a New Roof

Frosting on the cake – it’s what buyers see when they drive up to a home with a brand-spanking-new roof. If missing roof tiles are making your home look like it’s seen better days, it might be time to invest in something new and attractive that could pay back more than half of the construction costs.

Roof Replacement and Repair

If your home needs a new roof, bite the bullet and do it. Many potential buyers will cross your home off their list if they think roof repairs will need to be made in the near future. At the same time, replacing your roof can add value to your home and make it more energy efficient.

With new roofing innovations, finding materials that are effective – yet affordable – is easier than ever.

Roofing Systems for Minnesota Homes

  • Owens-Corning Roofing
  • GAF Roofing
  • CertainTeed Asphalt Roofing