Home Improvements With Great ROI
A new year is a great time to start considering home improvements, but there’s little point in going through the trouble of making updates and upgrades that don’t earn something back in the long run. Fortunately, the right home improvements can add a significant ROI to your Odessa home, whether in energy savings or by boosting your home value, should you decide to sell at some point this year. Look for ways to replace the outdated elements of your home and add energy efficiency to your home
Replacement windows aren’t a particularly complicated home improvement project. In fact, replacement windows vary from new construction windows in that they’re designed to fit right into your window frame. However, they can offer tremendous benefit to your home when it comes to energy efficiency. If your windows are older than 10 years, there’s a chance that the initial insulating benefits they offered to your home have begun to wear down and you may have issues with air leakage and heat loss. By replacing your windows with more modern upgrades, you seal your home more tightly, saving up to 40% on energy bills. This will also be a big draw for potential buyers if you decide to sell your home, so it could update your home value.
Siding replacement is a significantly larger project, but one that might be well worth your time, especially if you have vinyl siding. While vinyl siding is often appealing because of its low cost, it simply doesn’t hold up very well in the Odessa heat and often buckles, melts, or warps. Seamless siding is made with vinyl coated steel, making it much more durable, while also looking sleek and vibrant. Because it’s seamless, it keeps water from leaking into your walls. This kind of siding lasts for a minimum of 50 years, so the benefits it offers to your home is well worth the cost and then some.
Speaking of the benefits found in durable home exteriors, how long is the lifespan of your roof? If you have a traditional asphalt shingles roof, it’s likely to last only about 5-15 years. So while it might be one of the less expensive roofing options initially, you’ll probably pay more in replacements. On the other hand, metal roofing can last for 100 years and is much more equipped to hold up to Odessa weather. Metal roofing, whether in vertical panels or tiles, offers tremendous energy efficiency to your home, which can save you even more money, and it’s less likely to leak, saving you money that might have been spent on repairs.
At West Texas Exteriors, we’re ready and able to help with any of these home improvements with our 37 years of experience and expert installation team. Contact us today for more information or a free quote.