5 Backyard Renovations to Change Your Landscape

You can enhance the beauty of your Philadelphia Main Line backyard with thoughtful landscaping. With a plan in mind, you can turn a boring backyard into a beautiful destination, for your family to enjoy. Embrace the outdoors with the top five backyard landscaping ideas for 2014.

Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Sustainable Gardens

You may embrace environmental sustainability throughout your home, but the ecological and cost benefits can be carried outdoors. Sustainable gardens feature highly tolerant plants that require little maintenance. Your watering costs in the summer will decrease and your plants will heartily withstand harsh winter conditions.

Integrated Edibles

One of this year’s growing backyard landscaping ideas is saving space and creating an appealing, delicious landscape by featuring fruit and vegetables and herbal plants alongside flowers. Several beautiful varieties of edibles will enhance your backyard and fill your plate. With this type of garden, you must mind soil treatments as chemical products may render your harvest inedible.

Water Features

Water features are backyard landscape favorites and can be suited to any budget. Whether your yard features a simple self-contained fountain or an elaborate waterfall, the serene sound of running water turns your backyard into an instant oasis.

Outdoor Living

Create a permanent outdoor living space with fade-resistant acrylic fabrics, which give you greater comfort when you are outside and make your backyard a more inviting gathering place. A plush seating area under a lighted pergola or gazebo makes a perfect day and night destination for you and your family.

Backyard Landscaping IdeasBuzzing Bees

Bee populations are on the decline because their natural habitats are threatened, but giving the harmless buzzers a new home is one of the most popular backyard landscaping ideas this year. Bees thrive in gardens with a variety of plants, so use least at 10 species of flowers to invite them into your garden to stay.

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Top 10 Cities In the United States for “Flipping” Homes

10. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.
> Return on investment: 48%
> Avg. gross profit: $97,388 (22nd highest)
> Flipped price: $300,454 (23rd highest)
> Number of flips: 317
> Flips, pct. of home sales: 4.2% (37th lowest)

Home flippers most likely found bargains in the Seattle metro area, as 2.6% of homes sold in the area in February 2014 were sold at in a foreclosure auction, among the highest rate in the country. In addition, 6.2% of home owners sold their houses in a short sale in February — selling their homes for less money than what they owed on it — also among the higher rates in the country. Perhaps making the area even more attractive for flippers is the fact that the value of homes in the Seattle metro has gone down in the past five years. The composite value of homes in the area has decreased by 1.2% over the past five years, among the larger decreases in the U.S., according to the FHFA’s Home Price Index.

9. Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich.
> Return on investment: 48%
> Avg. gross profit: $32,733 (25th lowest)
> Flipped price: $100,734 (8th lowest)
> Number of flips: 368
> Flips, pct. of home sales: 3.2% (18th lowest)

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The Detroit metro area was one of the hardest hit by the housing crisis in 2008. House flippers swooned into the area in the fourth quarter of 2012, raising the percent of home sales due to flipping to 13.6%, well above the nationwide rate of 7.1%. That percentage has since fallen to 3.2% in the first quarter of this year, slightly below the nationwide rate of 3.7%. Home flippers can still find bargains in the area. Short sales accounted for 12% of the homes sold in the Detroit area in February, while lender-owned homes accounted for 23% of home sales. Both percentages were among the highest in the nation. Homes sold in lender-owned and short transactions often sell for less than the outstanding amount of the loan, potentially giving buyers access to attractively priced properties.

8. Memphis, Tenn., Miss.-Ark.
> Return on investment: 51%
> Avg. gross profit: $35,651 (28th lowest)
> Flipped price: $105,176 (12th lowest)
> Number of flips: 156
> Flips, pct. of home sales: 5.0% (48th lowest)

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Home flipping tends to be more profitable in economically distressed areas, which may partly explain its popularity in the Memphis area. The area’s unemployment rate was 8.2% in March 2014, well above the national rate of 6.8%. Unlike most cities where home flipping is lucrative, property values in the Memphis area have increased from a year ago. Prices, however, are still relatively low. Flipped homes were purchased for an initial price of $69,524 on average last quarter, up from slightly more than $60,000 in the same period last year. Despite the increase, the return on investment from flipping rose 11 percentage points, to 51%. Low prices in the region likely made it easier for flippers to pay in cash. More than 50% of sales were paid in cash this past February

7. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.-N.J.
> Return on investment: 55%
> Avg. gross profit: $54,543 (50th lowest)
> Flipped price: $153,705 (30th lowest)
> Number of flips: 53
> Flips, pct. of home sales: 3.6% (25th lowest)

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A typical distressed home in the Allentown area was sold at a price 74.3% higher than a year ago as of March, a larger increase than the vast majority of other housing markets. Still, distressed homes were discounted 48.4%, one of the largest such discounts in the nation. Such low discounts may be perceived as opportunities for flippers. Despite some of the nation’s largest distressed discounts as well as one of the highest average returns for home flippers, it does not appear that flippers were especially active in the area. As of the first quarter, flips accounted for just 3.6% of sales — about in line with the U.S. overall.

6. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.
> Return on investment: 56%
> Avg. gross profit: $92,680 (24th highest)
> Flipped price: $258,364 (32nd highest)
> Number of flips: 122
> Flips, pct. of home sales: 2.0% (7th lowest)

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The percent of houses flipped in the Philadelphia metro area was among the lowest in the nation in the first quarter. High home values may be the reason flippers shy away from the market — despite the previous high returns. In March, buyers paid a median price of $175,000 for a non-distressed home, and $80,000 for a distressed home, both exceptionally high among the most lucrative home flipping markets. House flippers who were able to afford homes in the area earned lucrative profits. The average dollar return of a flipped home in the first quarter was $92,680, among the highest in the country. In February, 7.7% of homes sales in the area were short sales, greater than the majority of areas in the U.S. Short sales may be attractive to home flippers because the homes are often sold at a favorable price for the buyer.

5. Palm Coast, Fla.
> Return on investment: 57%
> Avg. gross profit: $54,939 (79th highest)
> Flipped price: $151,515 (29th lowest)
> Number of flips: 76
Flips, pct. of home sales: 14.4% (11th highest)

Palm Coast, a relatively small metro area with a population of less than 100,000, may be attractive to house flippers because of its large tourism industry, and sales of vacation homes in the U.S. were on the rise last year. The number of flips as a percentage of all home sales in the area was 14.4% in the first quarter, among the highest in the country. The $96,577 average purchase price of a home to be flipped in Palm Coast in the first quarter was just over half the nationwide average pre-flip price. Also, flippers may have opportunities to sell to individuals purchasing vacation property. Annual sales of vacation homes in the U.S. jumped by nearly 30% in 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey.

4. Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa
> Return on investment: 59%
> Avg. gross profit: $37,425 (30th lowest)
> Flipped price: $100,912 (9th lowest)
> Number of flips: 271
> Flips, pct. of home sales: 12.2% (16th highest)

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Average return on investment on a flipped home in the Omaha metro area increased by more than 10 percentage points in the first quarter from a year ago, a larger growth than most other metro areas. However, the dollar amount gained from flipping declined substantially, from $55,546 last year to just $37,425 in the first quarter of 2014. This means the higher returns were due primarily to plummeting home prices. Last year, flippers purchased homes for an average price of $116,171. This year, the average pre-flip purchase price was just $63,486, much lower than half the national average price of $183,276. Flippers could also find relatively low prices by buying on distressed homes, with prices for distressed homes discounted 54.6% as of March, among the largest discounts nationwide. Unlike several regions with lucrative home flipping markets, the Omaha area’s unemployment rate of 4.5% in March was considerably lower than the national rate.

3. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormand, Fla.
> Return on investment: 68%
> Avg. gross profit: $45,030 (38th lowest)
> Flipped price: $110,812 (13th lowest)
> Number of flips: 72
> Flips, pct. of home sales: 4.2% (35th lowest)

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Relatively cheap homes along Florida’s coast, where the Deltona metro area is located, may be enticing to home flippers. The average purchase price of a flipped home was just $65,782 in the first quarter of 2014, far less than half of the national average. Tourism is among the top industries in the area, and vacation homes and rentals are abundant. One potential source of demand There are signs that the local economy is improving, as Deltona’s unemployment rate fell to 6.3% as of March, 1.2 percentage points below what it was in March 2013. That could push up future home prices in the area even more and make the area more attractive to home flippers. In each of the last two years, the return on investments for home flippers has been more than double the national average return. Despite this, flips accounted for just 4.2% of home sales in the last quarter, roughly in line with the 3.7% nationwide.

2. Pittsburgh, Pa.
> Return on investment: 89%
> Avg. gross profit: $48,806 (46th lowest)
> Flipped price: $103,755 (11th lowest)
> Number of flips: 90
> Flips, pct. of home sales: 2.2% (9th lowest)

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Distressed homes in Pittsburgh were sold at exceptionally higher prices in the first quarter compared to a year ago. The median price of a distressed home rose 125.2% as of March compared to the same month last year, by far the largest growth nationwide. Just 2.2% of home sales were flips last quarter, but investors were able to turn a nearly 90% profit, second only to Reading, Pennsylvania. Profits were considerably higher from a year ago, when flippers earned just 53% on their investments. While home prices are up in Pittsburgh and in much of the nation, home flippers in the area were able to find initial investments for just $54,949 on average, less than a third of the national average of $183,276 during the first quarter.

1. Reading, Pa.
> Return on investment: 131%
> Avg. gross profit: $100,667 (18th highest)
> Flipped price: $177,733 (39th lowest)
> Number of flips: 76
> Flips, pct. of home sales: 11.9% (18th highest)

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Reading, Pa. was the most profitable area in the U.S. for home flippers in the first quarter. Home flippers made an average 131% return on investment in the first quarter, with an average dollar return of $100,667. Home flipping activity in the area was quite high in the first quarter, as flipped homes accounted for 11.9% of home sales, well above the U.S. rate of 3.7%. Reading’s economy has been recovering, perhaps making the area attractive to home flippers, as an improving economy typically leads to higher property values. Its unemployment rate dropped to 6.3% at the end of March, down 1.6 percentage points from the end of March 2013 and about inline with the lower than the national rate of 6.8%.

5 Precautionary Steps Before Any Remodel

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As time passes, family size and needs change, making it important to remodel your home. When children grow older, you no longer need a playroom, but might require a music room with sound proof walls and good acoustics. Also, as you grow older, you require certain conveniences that you did not consider essential earlier. Sometimes, as you go up the career ladder, you are required to entertain more often and so need to add a formal drawing room to your home.

When you start considering a major project such as home remodeling, you need to plan ahead to ensure that the entire process is easy and smooth. Remodeling a home requires plenty of time, effort, money, and coordination among various people involved. Take these five steps before you commence your remodeling project to have a great experience and a home that suits your needs.

1.Consider Current & Future Needs

When planning the new design for your home, consider not just your current needs, but your future ones as well. If you expect that your children will move out within a couple of years, consider the future use of their rooms as well, before you come up with design options. Similarly, if you are planning to start a family, keep this in mind when considering the layout and décor of the rooms. Choose a design that is child friendly and easy to clean, as it will save you many hours of watching your children to ensure they do not hurt themselves against the fancy mantel that you had installed.

2.Budget

While everyone would like to have a great looking home with all the latest equipment and furnishings, keep in mind that extensive changes to the layout of your home can cost a lot as well. By listing your top priorities and working them into the design first, you will be able to have a comfortable home without having to incur heavy debt or worry about your finances.

3.Draw Up the Design

Before you approach a contractor with your designs for the remodeled home, draw them on paper or view computerized 3-D images of what you want. This will help you decide if that is what you really need. Also, by having a pictorial representation of your ideal design, you will be able to better communicate your ideas to the contractor.

4.Learn from the Experience of Others

Before you contact a contractor, talk to others who have remodeled their homes recently. This will give you an idea about costs and the time taken for the remodeling to be completed. By asking them what they would do differently next time they remodel their home, you can avoid making the mistakes yourself.

5.Get Required Permissions and Clearances

Remodeling your home involves a lot of paper work. You need to obtain permission from the local authorities as well as clearances. You also need to check building codes and zoning laws for your locality to ensure that the design you have in mind will not violate any of them. By contacting a contractor who knows this business in and out, you will be able to obtain the help of an experienced remodeling team who will be happy to help you execute the project from start to finish. The contractor will guide you about the clearances you need to obtain and help you choose a design that meets your requirements and conforms to local regulations as well.

As with any large project that takes a lot of time and money, a remodeling project can be most efficiently accomplished by preparing ahead and approaching a contractor with a clear idea of your requirements. This will ensure that the entire project starts and is completed on time and at the lowest possible cost.

11 “Smart” Home Remodeling Precautions That Aren’t

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So you’ve decided to remodel your home! And you’re determined to be smart about it. You’ve heard the horror stories about contractors running off with five-figure sums and new kitchens being ripped out because they didn’t pass inspection. None of that will happen to you! You’ll take precautions! Or so you think.

Sometimes the things we do to avoid a certain outcome simply make that outcome more likely. Here are 11 things you may be doing to avoid a renovation nightmare — that may well lead you straight into one.

1. Withholding funds. It seems like a sound plan at first — you don’t have a guarantee that your contractor will finish the job once you’ve paid the balance, so you’ll hold onto that last 5 percent as a guarantee. Wrong. If you say, “I’ll withhold 5 percent until I’m satisfied with the work,” the contractor just prices everything with a 5 percent increase, so if they don’t complete the project, they’ve still made their money. If a contractor needs to fix something at the end, he’ll do it on reputation. Plus if you retain more than 5 percent, the contractor will struggle to finish your project, because he can’t pay his overhead.

2. Buying the materials yourself. “But I can shop around and make sure I get the best price!” you may be saying. Not so. Your contractor can get trade discounts and share them with you. Some will even accompany you to the store. Trying to shop yourself is just asking for a higher price quote — plus when items don’t arrive, or arrive and they’re wrong, the contractor loses coordination of the project, meaning pushed back schedules, late completions, and loads of mess.

3. Not planning out the entire project from the beginning. You may say, “I don’t need to make my mind up about the kitchen tiles right now, I want freedom to choose later on!” Unfortunately, you’re setting yourself up for serious hassle when you and your contractor get fuzzy on what was agreed upon two months later. Plus it means you’ll be making decisions under stress in the middle of a renovation. It’s much easier to delay the start of a project, so you can take your time making all the decisions in advance — otherwise, you’ll regret it.

4. Not specifying the details early on. Often, there’s a rush to get going with a project, and it may seem unnecessary to spend time picking countertops and light fixtures. But again, the more you communicate and specify precisely what the project will be from the get-go, the less you have to deal with ambiguity and confusion down the line.

5. Focusing on nailing down the contractor, not the project. At the beginning, everyone focuses on the bid. Which contractor will give me the best deal? Which one comes with the best reputation? Which one specializes in kitchens, since I want a new one but I’m not sure what kind? Mistake alert! Rather, you should be focusing all your attention on precisely what your project is, from start to finish, down to the last detail (see above). Fromthere, look for the contractor who best understands your project, and only entertain bids based on what that full project is, so you have all the information you need to make an informed choice.

6. Trusting a website to choose a contractor. The Web can be a valuable resource (as you well know — you’re reading this after all!). But the sheer number of things that can go wrong on a remodeling project are huge, and many have nothing to do with the contractor or his past performance. As such, a good or bad review on the web really has nothing to do with whether a contractor will be right for your project. Also, do you really think Joe386 knows whether his remodel was quality work? Do you trust him to tell you whether yours will be?

7. Not having a pre-defined arbitration agreement. The absence of one means you’ll definitely wind up in court if there’s a dispute. Meaning loads more time, money, and hassle.

8. Thinking you know more than your contractor. You may think you know more than your contractor about your own home. After all, it’s your home! Best to let this idea go entirely. Like any skill, construction expertise is acquired over time, with many contractors spending years in onsite training. Some are former architects, construction managers, and carpenters with decades of experience on big projects. These people know about your home. More than you do. Sometimes, much more.

9. Staying in your home during the remodel (if it’s a large project). On the surface, you’re saving money — after all, you don’t have to pay for a temporary place to live. But here’s the kicker: your contractor is charging you more if you’re staying in your home. Why? Because every evening, once his team gets finished working, they have to put the place back together into a livable home.

10. Thinking your renovation is just like your neighbor’s renovation. Every home starts out differently — every home. As such, every remodeling project is unique, and so every contractor’s project is unique. So it’s a waste of your time to tell your contractor, “I want the exact same project as the guy across the street.” It won’t happen that way.

11. Not acquiring the necessary permits. Yes, permits are a royal pain, and can be costly and slow a project way down. But not having them could mean disaster down the line. If your plumbing doesn’t meet code, the city or county housing department can tell you to rip out the work, with no compensation to you. So deal with the hassle, even though it may seem easier to skirt around it. And of course, be sure to close any open permits with the proper inspections. Otherwise you’ll get a nasty surprise when you put your house on the market… and discover that you’re unable to sell.

National Association of Home Builders Certified

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It brings us great honor – from everyone at Buck Buys Houses – to let you know that we have been accepted into the National Association of Home Builders, a select group of remodlers in the United States dedicated to furthering their business success and technical expertise and to raising the professionalism of the industry. To check out more about the association and what our certification means you can find information here. Thank you to everyone who supports Buck Buys Houses, we plan on continuing the great tradition of excellence in remodeling and upholding our title! 

 

About Buck Buys:

We are one of the most experienced and reputable companies in the industry for helping home owners get out of their homes quick. Our cash offer process and the years of experience our team possesses will help you close fast. We are flexible and will work with your time line. We also do not charge commissions, hidden fees, and we will not ask you to do any repairs or cleaning of the property. Call us today at 1.888.817.8927.

11 Remodeling Ideas for Any Budget

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Think your design ambitions are bigger than your budget? Think again.

Here are 11 ways to achieve the look you want

1. Paint
Though painting is the cheapest investment you can make, it’s also the one with the most dramatic result. Go ahead and put some color on those walls for a fresh — and inexpensive — new look.

2. Do It Yourself 
The biggest budget buster is hiring others to do things you could do. Consider what you’ll save by taking on some relatively simple projects: painting, tiling, installing a new floor, sewing curtain panels or throw pillows — whatever you feel up to trying.

3. Call in Family and Friends
You may not have a wad of cash or a lot of home-improvement know-how, but you have other resources that can help get your decorating project off the ground: the people you know. Call on a group of relatives, friends and neighbors who can supply the muscle to rip down wall paneling, roll on paint or assemble a room of flat-packed furniture. Just don’t forget to feed them lunch.

4. Shop Secondhand Stores 
Thrift stores, consignment shops, church rummage sales, online auction sites, estate sales and even salvage yards offer a bounty of discount decorating booty. Look for furniture with solid construction and classic lines that new upholstery or paint will bring back to life.

5. Look for Less-Than-Perfect Merchandise
You may be able to snag super deals on slightly damaged items, floor models and seconds (such as towels from a dye lot that was slightly off), so be sure to check stores’ “as is” areas or to ask the manager about fire-sale items. Chances are, no one but you will be any the wiser, and you’ll save big bucks.

6. Save With Stock Items
Custom framing, sewing, upholstering and other skilled labor can add a bundle to the bottom line. Instead, stick with stock items whenever you can: Buy off-the-shelf frames and mats, and trim non-valuable art prints to fit them. Buy standard blinds that are a bit larger than your windows and mount them outside the frames. Snap up stock cabinets and finish them with moldings for a custom look. Order that sofa in a neutral, ready-to-ship fabric and use the money you save to splurge on colorful throw pillows.

7. Wait Patiently for Sales and Discounts
Wait to find what you really love at a price you really love. While you shop, ask if items will be discounted any time soon. Store and department managers are usually the best sources for this insider info and may even offer you the discounted price before it goes into effect.

8. Mix, Don’t Match
Not only is a “matchy-matchy” look boring, but buying entire suites of furniture tends to cost more than putting together a creative, eclectic look. Mix it up by opting for a couch and chairs upholstered in complementary fabrics, flanking a bed with unmatched nightstands and decorating with other diverse items unified by color, form, material and tone. Or try pairing a stately wood table with shiny aluminum or brightly colored plastic chairs. And don’t be afraid to mix high-end and low-end or modern and traditional.

9. Sew Your Own Linens
If you have a sewing machine, you can quickly and easily transform patterned flat sheets into curtain panels, pillow and duvet covers, tablecloths, and even slipcovers — and pay a small fraction of what you’d shell out for fabric yardage. Of course, this assumes you’ve had successful sewing experience or are good friends with a seamstress.

10. Add Unexpected Accessories
Almost anything can serve as an accessory, and that goes for found objects and household items that cost practically nothing. Architectural corbels rescued from a salvage yard make great bookends, while seashells and driftwood collected at the shore create a lovely natural grouping. A bowl filled with crisp green apples lends a bright pop of color to just about any surface, and a stack of vintage hardbacks adds height, dimension and character to an occasional table.

11. Reuse Items You Already Have
You don’t have to buy new pieces to turn your tired domicile into a hip space. Instead, turn a fresh eye to what you already have and think about how it might be camouflaged, repurposed or reimagined. Reinvent a drab dresser in a guest bedroom as a dramatic dining-room sideboard with a few coats of glossy black paint and sparkling new hardware. Make over that old couch with a slipcover in a fabulous fabric. Turn plain pillows into eye-catching accents by stenciling simple designs on them. After all, there’s no better budget stretcher than your imagination.

Top 5 Summer Renovations that Add Value to Your Home

Looking to add value to your home this summer? How about dressing up its curb appeal? Maybe you are just looking to give your house that rejuvenation that’s so long overdue. A home is the single largest investment most consumers make. Improving your home’s appearance or upgrading some of its features is a tried and true way of adding to its value. And when it comes to making changes that make a difference on your home, Buck knows the 5 best ways to make the change.

1. First Impressions

‘Curb appeal’ is the amount of visual interest a home draws at first glance. A well-manicured, tastefully landscaped lawn will create a welcome first impression for visitors. One of the easiest ways to create curb appeal is to tame excessive greenery around the outside of the house. Simply mowing the lawn, weeding, trimming trees and shaping other foliage can go a long way towards giving the desired look. Always make sure that no trees threaten the integrity of the home and remove dead branches. Next, planting a variety of seasonal flowers can create visual interest through their contribution of color to the landscape. ProVia Entry DoorsMake sure to choose flowers that fit the style of the home, the climate and the soil they are being planted in. Finally, adding pathway and garden lighting can give your home an elegant look at night.

Focusing on entryways and patio doors can also add to a home’s value. The front door makes a strong impression on visitors and potential home buyers. There are many maintenance free style doors that include attractive options such as glass inlays. These doors offer a variety of colors and can simulate the look of wood. If you are not looking to replace your current door, simply polishing knobs and door knockers and replacing damaged or tarnished hardware can spruce up the look of older doors.

2. Inside Out Appeal

ProVia Patio DoorsPatio doors are likely the most used doors in your home. Patio doors are not only functional, but offer an opportunity to improve the ‘inside out’ appeal of your home. A patio door is much like a large window allowing added views to the outside and additional light to your living space. Replacing old patio doors with high-quality new doors can offer long lasting quality, security, energy efficiency and style. Adding French style doors, for example, can provide a luxurious look and feel.

3. Energy Efficiency

Replacement Windows by ViwincoThe third home renovation project you may want to tackle this summer is replacing your old windows with new energy efficient windows. Windows that are drafty, in need of paint or just plain outdated can take away from the overall aesthetics of a house, and drain your wallet. While window replacement may prove to be a daunting task at first, making smart decisions on your replacement windows will not only add to a home’s value it will decrease energy cost and consumption.

 

4. Protect and Beautify

Asphalt Shingle RoofingNothing speaks more to a home’s quality than a solid roof. Homes with dirty or unkempt roofs are not only an eyesore but could potentially cause major damage to the structure of a house. Common signs that a roof may need repair or replacement are leaks, cracked, warped or missing shingles, loose seams or deteriorating flashing. Outside, look for excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts. Inside look for peeling paint, cracks in the wall, discolored paint or water spots and peeling wallpaper. Roofing systems have drastically changed over the years and new products on the market can last up to 50 years. Roof shingle styles have greatly improved as well with the addition of composite roofing that mimics slate and cedar, and architectural asphalt roofing that provides attractive dimensionality.

5. Outdoor Living Offers Resort Appeal

EverGrain Composite DeckingFinally, when looking for value-added summer renovation projects, nothing beats composite and cellular PVC decking. Composite decks add to a home’s living space and also boost its value. Replacing an old deck with a new composite deck can create a resort-like setting especially when surrounded by gardens or possibly even a water feature. Add features such as gazebos, built-in seating areas, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor kitchen islands and grills to your composite deck and you have one appealing space!

Composite and cellular PVC decking offers many features that just can’t be matched by traditional wood decking. These maintenance-free decks never need staining or sanding, and require little upkeep other than cleaning. Add a rainbow of color choices and the possibilities are endless.