As they say, everything has a price. This is even true for curb appeal: that first impression homebuyers get when they see your home, whether in person or, more likely nowadays, online. In fact, 85% of potential homebuyers view a home online before ever visiting it in person. This means that curb appeal plays a major role when selling your home. If it doesn’t look good online, potential buyers won’t even bother visiting it in person. So perhaps it’s time to invest in your home’s exterior. Perhaps it’s time to give your home a makeover.
The Return on Investment of Curb Appeal in Frederick, MD
Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to give you a return on investment for curb appeal, because curb appeal is very different for each home, encompassing every aspect of a home’s exterior. So we have decided to break things down to the many individual projects homeowners can undertake to improve the appeal – and value – of their homes.
According to the National Arborist Association, an aesthetically pleasing landscape has an average return on investment between 100-200%. Meanwhile, everyone’s favorite handyman, Bob Villa, has said that aesthetically pleasing landscape alone can add up to 20% to your existing home value. Wow!
Energy Efficient Improvements
There are a few improvements that can also impact the curb appeal of your home: your door, your siding, and your windows. Replacing your front door is one of the best home improvement projects a homeowner can undertake, at least in terms of return on investment: 98%. Replacing your siding, meanwhile, comes in at an almost-equally impressing 83.9%, while replacement windows average 78.6%.
No, not sword fighting. We are talking about a brand new fence, which, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, has an average return on investment of 50%. While not as high as some other projects, 50% is nothing to scoff at, especially when you consider the additional benefits fencing has to offer.
A new wood deck has an average return on investment around 80.6%. Of course, if you already have a deck, Re-Decking is a great way to boost curb appeal and thus home value. Re-decking is like a facelift for your deck.
It takes a potential homebuyer less than 30 seconds to form a first impression of your home. So it should come as no surprise that great curb appeal can decrease the amount of time your home is on the market – sometimes by as much as six weeks.
Fence and Deck Specialists in Frederick, MD
Albaugh & Sons is a Home Improvement contractor located in Frederick, Maryland, specializing in fencing and decking. Contact us today for a FREE estimate. We handle every job efficiently, professionally, and, perhaps most importantly, within your budget. And our experience is unmatched.
If you are looking for a Fencing and Decking Contractor in Frederick, you’ve come to the right place! Please contact Albaugh & Sons at 301-964-9379 or fill out the contact form found on our website. We are based in Frederick, Maryland and service all of Frederick County and parts of Washington and Carroll counties.