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Best Exterior Home Improvement Projects Before Selling


Have you ever wondered what the best “bang for your buck” home improvement projects are to help sell your house, stand out and maximize profit? If you’re looking to put your house on the market, there are a ton of home improvement projects before selling that can help increase the value and curb appeal of the home.

However, it can be a daunting and costly endeavor to completely upgrade your house, so you have to choose wisely. Luckily for you, we are here to share what our experiences have been.  

Best Exterior Home Improvement Projects Before Selling

1. Replace Your Roof

One of the best ways to increase the resale value of your home is to replace the roof. There are many options to choose from, including asphalt, tile, decra, or low slope. By swapping out your roof style, shingles, or even the color, you can add value to your home and create a more aesthetically pleasing look. 

On average, the lifespan of a roof is 15 to 20 years. If your roof is outdated, it can lead to leaks and other structural issues. As a homeowner, you should know when it’s time to replace your roof to avoid any issues. It will also be beneficial to share this information with a potential buyer. 

2. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

There’s no better way to ensure a high return on your investment than to add a new coat of paint to your house before you sell. First impressions are extremely important and the color of your home can make a world of difference when it comes to selling. 

The best look you should go for is clean and bright. Make your house look much more attractive with a bright color and a fresh paint job. New paint will also make the photos look better and buyers will immediately notice the color of the house before they even step foot in the home.

3. Swap Out the Siding

If you notice the siding on your home is starting to flake or peel, then it’s probably time to replace it. When your siding gets old, it can start to develop mold, rot, and mildew. This is terrible for the house and can drive buyers away. Plus the siding won’t look as good because it will be hard to hold paint without flaking and the boards may become loose and fall off. 

If your siding is outdated, it can also jack up your energy bill because it makes it harder to heat and cool the home. That’s why one of the most cost effective and beneficial home improvement projects is to invest in new siding before you sell. You can find siding that’s water resistant, energy efficient, and more durable to sell your home at a higher rate. You can also choose from wood, cement, vinyl, or metal siding to create the best look for your home. 

4. Install New Windows

Windows have a huge impact on your energy bill as well. When a home has drafty windows, it will let out more heat during the cold months and the air conditioning during the warm months. This means the HVAC system has to work extra hard to heat and cool the home. 

If you replace your windows before you put your house on the market, it’s a major selling point. People will see the value in spending a little more upfront to save on monthly energy bills. Plus it can be pricey to invest in new windows, so you can offset the cost by raising the price of your home.

5. Change the Front Door

Just like you should add a fresh coat of paint to the house, you should also consider swapping out the front door, or at the very least, change up the color. Buyers will notice the front door because it’s a huge part of the home. If you have an ugly door that has chips or wear and tear, it would be best to freshen it up with some new paint. Pick a color that will pop, but blend well with the house. 

If your door is cracked, warped, or weathered, it could also drive potential buyers away. If a door doesn’t have a proper seal, it could let in a draft and make it harder to cool and heat the house. Potential buyers will notice these things before making their decisions and if you do replace the door, it’s something worth noting to encourage buyers to pick your property. 

6. Fix the Gutters

Gutters are an important component to keeping your home dry and free of floods. If your gutters are outdated, issues can occur. One of the major issues we see is when gutters don’t drain properly and leave a pool of water on the roof. The water can leak into the home and lead to structural damage and costly repairs. That’s why buyers generally look for upgraded gutters before buying. 

Also old gutters can quickly become infested with mold or fungus. To steer clear of health issues, it’s best to have your gutters checked and replaced before selling. Plus most buyers will notice nice, well-kept gutters and it will make the home look significantly better from afar. 

Start Your Home Improvement Today

Now that your know the top home improvement projects before selling, you can get started on your investment. At BossLady Contracting, we handle everything from roofing to home renovations in Denver and surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your roof, paint, siding, windows, doors, gutters, or something else, we’ve got you covered.

Our knowledgeable team can present you with the best options for your home, budget, and resale value. We can walk you through the many types exterior renovations to help you find the right style, color, and option for you. 

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