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Exterior Renovations with the Best ROI in 2022

Exterior Renovations with the Best ROI in 2022

Time to give your home’s exterior a facelift? Here are the upgrades that give you the best return on investment according to Remodeling Magazine.

Garage Door Clean-Up or Replacement | 93% ROI

Garage doors take up a lot a real estate on your home’s exterior. Therefore, improvements made here tend to make a big impact. Consider these quick fixes:  

  • Power wash mold and dirt off garage doors
  • Eliminate weeds, vines growing in front of or around the garage doors
  • Replace exterior garage door lights

And, if your doors are dented, old, or broken, consider replacing them. You’ll all-but get your money back when you sell.


Stone Veneer Accents | 91.4%

Modern, luxurious, and sturdy, stone accents tend to resonate with buyers when it’s time to sell, making them a solid upgrade. Here’s where stone veneer is typically applied:

  • Columns
  • Front door entranceway
  • Around the garage
  • Upper story gables or jetties
  • Entire front façade

Clean or Replace Your Siding | 68% ROI

Siding protects your home and owns a lot of its aesthetic real estate. Pressure washing it twice a year will keep your home looking fresh and new.

There are, however, some things water can’t fix. Think about replacing your siding if:

  • Power washing no longer cleans the siding
  • Siding is dented or falling off
  • Siding is an out of date or faded color
  • Siding matches your neighbors house or other homes on your block

Replace Windows | 67% ROI

New windows offer form and function: they look great and often make your home more energy efficient (which can save you money). Consider these tips when shopping for new windows:

  • Built in grids
  • Ease of cleaning and low maintenance
  • Efficiency ratings
  • Impact resistance
  • Warranties
  • Overall aesthetics

It goes without saying that replacing your home’s windows is not cheap. Get your windows evaluated by an expert to make sure this upgrade is worthwhile.

Entranceway Update | 60% ROI

A warm and inviting entranceway sets the tone for your home, which is why upgrades here tend to pay off. Here are some quick, high-return wins:

  • Replace the front door, doorbell, and lighting
  • Add stone veneer to columns 
  • Build a gable roof over the front door
  • Add a porch
  • Create or replace the walkway with stone and add lighting
  • Add tidy planting beds, manicured shrubs or potted plants

Add a Deck | 64% ROI

Adding a deck to your exterior adds another level of enjoyment to your home and is a huge draw for potential buyers. Think about these tips when planning for your deck:

  • Wood decks bring a slightly higher ROI than composite
  • Match your home’s design and aesthetics
  • Plan for built-in benches, storage and planters
  • Make multiple ways to step out to the yard
  • Add built-in lighting along stairs and banisters
  • Consider an awning, pergola, or roof for your deck
  • Create a privacy screen with wood or vegetation

Replace the Roof | 59% ROI

A new roof is not a small investment, but worthwhile if it’s old, leaking, or otherwise in poor condition.

And because the cost is significant, buyers love a newer roof they won’t have to replace. You can expect to recoup 59% of your costs when you sell; you’ll likely recoup more in terms of energy efficiency and water damage mitigations.


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