home improvement Part Two: As spring begins and summer nears, chances are you'll be thinking of a few home improvements to make as the weather warms. While you may have a few DIY tricks up your sleeve, we want to make sure you always get the most bang for your buck. Whether you're replacing your roof or updating your garden, we care about the value of your home. As roofers, we obviously enjoy a good hard day's work and getting our hands dirty but we also love helping our clients make wise home improvement decisions. As your local and trusted Ann Arbor roofing company, we care about our community, its homes, and its homeowners. In our last blog we talked about the WORST home improvement investments. Today we want to focus on the BEST options.

When it comes to your home's ROI, these home improvement options have statistically offered the highest value. It's no surprise that some of the best home improvements all involve the exterior of your home.

Updating Your Roof

There's one home improvement option that's always worth the cost: repairing and replacing your roof. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, installing a new roof can increase your home's resale value by nearly $14,000 in Michigan. Your roof is one of the first things people will notice when they visit your home. Whether you want to impress potential buyers or simply want your house to stand out, updating your roof is one of the best investments you can make. Updating your roof isn't just for looks either. Replacing your roof undoubtedly adds some killer curb appeal but it also improves your home's energy efficiency, saving your hard earned dollars down the road. Our Ypsilanti roofing company is ready to help your home reach its full potential. Schedule a free estimate with Roof Advance and let our roofing experts help you make a wise investment.

Replacing Your Garage Door 

Are you surprised to see this on our list? According to Remodeling Magazine's 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, installing a new garage door brings in an average 96.6% return on investment. That's up over 10% from 2017 alone. Remodeling Magazine suggests you ditch older garage door models in favor of more elegant looking doors like this 4 panel carriage option. Similar to your roof, your garage door is one of the first things people will see when they visit your home. Potential home-buyers will notice if your garage door blends in with your home's overall design or if it sticks out and looks out of place. Replacing your roof and your garage door could be some of the best ways to invest your time and money when it comes to the resale value of your home.


Windows & Siding

If the roof is the cherry on top of a sundae, then your windows and siding are the ice cream. As cheesy as it sounds, it's true. You can spend thousands of dollars on a new lawn and nice shrubs but nothing screams curb appeal more than your home's windows and siding. How does your home measure up? If you're looking to get a high return on your investment, you'll be wise to spruce up the exterior of your  home. In 2018, the average return homeowners saw on their siding investment exceeded 76%!

Whether you want to ensure your home garners a high ROI, update it's look and feel, or tackle those repairs you haven't had time for, it's important to make sure the work is done well. Our local roofing company has been servicing the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Canton area for over 20 years. If you need help with your roof, rest assured you'll be in good hands with the family at Roof Advance. For more tips and promotional information, be sure to follow us on Facebook.