A lot of the homeowners we talk to about roofing, siding, or other exterior remodeling projects are concerned about how their plans might affect the value of their home.  Is what they are considering going to be a wise investment?  Will it really add value to the home?

Increasing the value of your home - especially before it comes time to resell it - is important. But you also need to factor in the kinds of things buyers are looking for, what they are willing to pay extra for, and just how that will affect your home's value as well as making it attractive to prospective buyers.  Yes, curb appeal is important, but so are other things.

As times change, so do the wants and needs that come with the home buyers. Being able to increase the value that comes with the home is a great thing. Take a minute to consider some of these issues that come along with changing out the old, replacing it with the new and increasing the value of your home.

Low Maintenance or Maintenance-Free:  Reduced maintenance needs are high on the list for many home buyers. Most everyone loves not having to spend hours on end doing things around the home. If they go to purchase a home, chances are that they want everything to be somewhat newer and in working order, unless they’re paying a discounted price. It is a big purchase, so they want to be assured they are making a wise investment.  Replacing older elements that required frequent upkeep with those that are low maintenance is definitely a plus.   Start with the exterior - roofing, siding, windows, and exterior doors. An Attractive Home:  Having a more attractive home (one with what real estate professionals call 'curb appeal') can really bring in potential buyers. You don’t want to focus on just the inside either, because if a prospective buyer doesn't like what they see when they drive up to your house, they probably won't even bother to look at it further.  No matter what you've done to the inside, they are likely not to even see it. So start with fixing up the outside. Energy Efficient Elements:  Whether it's concern for high energy bills or a desire to live a greener life, most everyone wants a more energy efficient home. They don’t want to spend loads of money every month on their utility bills to heat or cool the home. By upgrading the energy efficiency of your home through new windows and doors or by adding solar panels, you are giving buyers them real value for their money. Keep in mind, if you choose to install solar panels, you will want to consider a metal roof, one of the best choices for rooftop solar mounts. Speak with us here at Metal Roofing & Siding of Minnesota to find out how we can provide you with the essentials that are needed before the time comes to sell your home.  You can make exterior improvements now that will cut your expenses to maintain your home as well as make it more attractive and comfortable. But those same improvements can add value to your home as well.