Exterior Door Updates Are Functional And Fashionable

Exterior Door Updates Are Functional And Fashionable

If you are thinking about selling your Denver home this spring, a few exterior updates could net you more money and less time on the market.

Do you like the curb appeal of your Denver home? If not, maybe it’s the doors. The doors that mostly affect the style and function of your home’s exterior are the entryway and garage doors. If yours are dated, drafty and always need painting, it’s time for new, modern options, and they may cost less than you think.

The average cost to replace a steel entry door is $1,137, according to the Cost vs. Value Report, and the cost recouped when you sell the house is 85.6 percent. Your new door will look great and help keep your home energy efficient too.

Garage door replacements come with a similar price tag, averaging $1,496, according to the report, but you’ll recoup 75.7 percent when it’s time to sell. A garage door upgrade is functional as well as beautiful - because it takes up so much visual space on your home’s exterior, a new garage door can set the tone for your home’s personality. Plus, most of today’s options are low-maintenance and don’t require annual painting.

Cut energy bills and seasonal drafts with new windows


If you ignore or delay window maintenance, you’re not alone, but doing so could be costing you more money than you think. Windows - particularly old ones - can be a lot of work. Wood windows need annual maintenance to avoid deterioration and rot, single pane windows need to be insulated and sealed during cold seasons, and screens need repair when warm weather approaches.

Take a look at your windows and determine which can be repaired and which need to be replaced. New windows have so many technological advancements that they’re virtually maintenance-free and often come with a lifetime warranty.

New windows with multiple panes, low-emissivity coatings, gas treatments between the panes and other advancements make new windows a worry-free addition. New vinyl windows have a return on investment of 71.2 percent, according to the Cost vs. Value report.

Whether your next home improvement project is big or small, researching low-maintenance options today will help ensure your home looks good for many years to come. Plus, you’ll have more time to enjoy the long sunny days with a refreshing drink in hand rather than a hammer and drill.

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Karen Venier is a Broker Associate at Keller Williams. She is a part of Carr Peck Group which has been recognized locally and nationally as in expert in real estate.  Locally they are 6th in Denver Metro home sales out of 5,000 agents and have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling agents in America.  For more information feel free to contact her  or call 303-908-9584.  
 

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