Among many other New Year resolutions, a very common goal for 2016 was home renovations. It is estimated that spending growth for home improvement projects will increase from 2.4% that it was in the last quarter of 2015 to 6.8% in the second quarter of 2016! So which projects should homeowners invest in first? Let’s start with the front door!
New Year, New Front Door
When people are walking up to your home or simply just passing by, the front door is the first impression they get of your house. So when you’re deciding what will make the greatest impact on the look of your home, think of the front door! By installing a new door, not only can you modify and update the look and feel of your house, but you will also be adding value and safety. Hurricane impact doors can save you money on your homeowner’s insurance and it can better protect you during storms in Florida. Impact resistant doors are designed to withstand debris and wind traveling in excess of 120mph! Steel doors can also add value, reports show that it has a return of 130% on the installed cost of the door! Installing a new front door with instantly give your home the new look you were going for, but there are more projects you can take on in the new year!
Update Your Windows
Along with exterior doors, windows help decide the look of your home. By replacing old windows, you will be giving your home a new and updated style adding to the design flair! Replacing old elements, like outdated windows, in a home have a greater return than additions. Again, besides the updated look it will give your house, updating your windows to impact resistant varieties will give additional benefits as well. Depending on your homeowner’s policy, by replacing your windows with hurricane windows you may be eligible for discounts in your premium. Impact resistant windows also protect your home during the tropical weather Florida experiences through much of the year. Instead of fighting with heavy and unattractive window coverings for a storm, your home can be protected all the time with new hurricane windows. Windows can also help with your monthly energy bill! New windows have the potential to increase savings by making your home more energy efficient.
Make 2016 a great year by perfecting and updating your home! By replacing the front door and windows, you can make your home look great, be safe and energy efficient! For more information about replacing your windows and doors, you can go online for a free quote or call us at 561-340-4300! We can help make your home great this year!