According to the experts, the current housing market is more of a seller’s market than it’s been in years. If you’re thinking of taking advantage and making the most of the opportunity, you need to make sure your house is ready to list.

At The Construction Group in Woodbury, we specialize in helping Twin Cities homeowners maximize their home improvement dollars. In this post, we’re outlining some of the top-value exterior remodeling projects– besides minor curb appeal landscaping updates– that will increase your return on investment.

Check out this guide and then contact us to schedule your professional home remodeling services today!

Repair or Replace the Roof

If your roof is, let’s say, more than 15 years old, maybe it’s time to give it a second look and some TLC.

Having a certified roof inspector scope out any potential vulnerabilities and make suggested roof repairs will save you or the homebuyer headaches and money in the long run. Potential homebuyers see nothing but red flags with an old tattered looking roof.

At the same time, new roofs can add ‘cha-ching’ value and return on investment, especially if mentioned in the home listing as an added incentive. Keep in mind that a roof’s life depends on many factors, whether the roof is cedar, asphalt, or a flat roof system.

Weather and sun can take a huge toll on a roof, yet homeowners who list–forget this is a vital ROI component.

Invest in Siding Replacement

If your siding is outdated or in bad shape, it can interfere with your ability to sell your home. The right siding can offer protection against rot, pests, and weather while adding value and curb appeal.

Invest in low-maintenance vinyl siding from manufacturers like Alside and Mastic, or add a high-performance option like fiber cement siding from James Hardie or Weatherboard. From board and batten siding to cedar shake, there are a wide range of options to choose from.

Update Your Front Entrance

If you want to make a big impression on potential buyers, you must roll out the red carpet! Don’t underestimate the value of a new front door and some attractive furnishings or plants.

The front door is the first thing potential homebuyers see and will provide a first impression even before the door is opened. It also sets a vibe, so don’t be afraid to paint that door bolder for contrast and interest.

Installing high-performance or smart keypads would also be an added value!

Replace Your Outdated Windows

Outdated windows are more than just an eyesore; They’re also costing you money when it comes to your monthly energy costs.

If you’ve noticed drafts near your windows or moisture on the walls underneath your windows, it’s time to order replacement windows.

If you don’t plan to sell right away, quality vinyl windows from manufacturers like Alside will reduce your home’s energy bills and pay for themselves over time.

Update Insulation for Added Energy Efficiency

A homeowner who is ready to list might not think of installing foam insulation prior to listing; However, if you’re selling a very old home, this might be an area to consider that could potentially have profit incentives.

Any home updates that provide additional energy efficiency value can increase ROI. Speak with a certified spray foam specialist and your realtor to see if this would be a cost that could be more than absorbed by the listing price.

Call Our Twin Cities Home Remodeling Services

If you’re considering listing your home next year, The Construction Group’s contracting team can help you prepare it for sale. We’ll walk you through the available options with transparency from the beginning of your remodel until completion.

Call The Construction Group for your free consultation and estimate at 651-731-5857 or contact us online. You’ll be glad you called!