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Boosting Curb Appeal: Essential Tips for a Stunning Home Exterior Makeover

Most articles about boosting curb appeal are written by interior designers, who may be more interested in stylistic choices than value. Recommendations like pulling weeds from garden beds, mowing the front yard, and adding potted plants are the cosmetic changes that may not help long term investing.

Of course, we appreciate any easy and inexpensive way to improve curb appeal. However, you must do more than plant flowers along your walkway to improve your home’s look and value.

Here are some data-backed techniques for improving a home’s curb appeal – as recommended by real estate experts instead of interior designers. 

The Best Ways to Improve a Home’s Curb Appeal & Value

Here are four ways to add curb appeal and value to your home – according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). 

Replace your front door.

Replacing your entry door is the best way to achieve a modern, updated look. Many of our entry doors come with a complimentary key lock upgrade that will boost your doors style, while giving you comfort knowing your home security is improved.

Beyond home security and style, your replacement entry door can improve your door’s energy efficiency. Updating your entry door to custom fiberglass or steel has a return on investment of between 60 and 63%. 

Replace your windows.

The NAR report calculated a happiness score based on satisfaction with their renovation projects. Homeowners with new windows reported an average “joy score” of 9.6 out of 10. 

New windows not only improve a home’s style, but also make a big difference in the overall comfort of a home. Replacement windows resolve issues with drafts and noise that come with older homes in our area. And, of course, new replacement windows can improve your home’s energy efficiency. 

A family gazes at their charming white two-story home surrounded by lush greenery at sunset, exemplifying the quintessential American dream and illustrating how a well-maintained exterior significantly boosts curb appeal.

Replace your siding.

Replacing your home’s siding is the ultimate facelift for your home’s curb appeal, something a coat of paint cannot accomplish. We carry luxury brands like LP SmartSide and James Hardie that upgrade your home’s look and offer between an 82 and 86% return on investment on your project. In fact, your joy score will be so off the chart that you may find yourself sitting in your driveway admiring your home.

Replace your roof. 

The integrity of your home’s roof is essential for maintaining the comfort inside your home and the structural soundness outside  your home. And according to the NAR, a new roof offers a 100% return on investment. 

Take improving your home’s curb appeal beyond the cosmetic, and improve your home’s overall value with  a new entry door, replacement windows, roof, and siding to make your home more inviting. RJW Exteriors is just the company to complete your exterior remodeling projects.

RJW Exteriors, the trusted exterior remodeler serving communities throughout Northern New Jersey, would love to help you transform your home’s exterior. We’ll install custom, first-rate products and back our service with industry-leading warranties, including lifetime coverage for materials and installation.

Contact RJW Exteriors today to schedule a free, informative consultation on improving your home’s curb appeal and value.

Key Takeaways on Boosting Curb Appeal

  • According to the National Association of Realtors, replacing your entry door, windows, roof, and siding offers a significant rate of returns on your investment.
  • A new roof offers a 100%return on investment. 
  • Quality, custom products professionally installed offer a great first impression.