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Replacing Your Entry Doors with Steel: Best Projects to Add Value to Your Minneapolis Home

Regardless of whether you are in your home indefinitely or have plans to sell it at some point down the road, it’s always wise to evaluate any type of home improvement in terms of what kind of return on investment will you get out of it.  One of the best ones is replacing your entry doors with steel doors.

Exterior Home Improvement Projects Should Take Priority

While the topic of home remodeling often makes people think of a kitchen or bathroom makeover, unless yours are in very poor shape and need updating, there are other types of home improvement you might consider first.  Real estate pros say if you’re choosing between the inside and outside of your home, opt for exterior first.  Exterior home improvements deliver dual benefits: they add value to your home as well as curb appeal.  And if you’re planning on selling, curb appeal is often as important (or sometimes more) than value.  Homes with great curb appeal sell faster and often for over listing price.

So, what exactly is return on investment (referred to as ROI).  Basically it’s the amount of money you realize in increased value compared to what it cost to have the work done.   And while it isn’t always factored in, any energy savings should also be taken into account.  But that’s a value that comes over time.  

It might surprise you to find out that smaller projects usually deliver a higher rate of ROI than the larger ones.  According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2021 report, 9 out of the top 10 are exterior,  The #1 ROI project?  Replacing a garage door.  You can expect almost a 100% return.  Here are ones we recommend:

Consider These Three Exterior Home Improvements for Value and Energy Savings

#6 – Entry door replacement – steel.  Average ROI: 65%.  We install fantastic steel entry doors from ProVia, and in addition to adding value and beauty to your home, you get increased security as well as reduced heating and cooling costs, since these doors are Energy Star rated.

#7 – Window replacement – vinyl.  Average ROI: 68.6%.  We offer energy-efficient  windows from a number of manufacturers, including vinyl windows by Unlimited and ProVia.

#9 – Window replacement – wood.  Average ROI: 67.4%.  While we don’t recommend 100% wood windows for Minneapolis homes because of the upkeep required, we install a number of windows that have genuine wood interiors and maintenance-free exteriors.  Marvin wood-clad windows are very popular with our customers.

If it’s time for new entry doors or replacement windows at your home, please contact us.  We’re filling up our spring and summer installation schedules right now!  We serve the greater Minneapolis metro area as a licensed Minnesota home improvement contractor, and we work in outlying communities as well – including Prior Lake, Rosemount, and Edina. 





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