Top Home Improvement Projects for Big Value – Part 1: Window and Door Replacement

Home improvement projects are generally fueled by one of two reasons: either you’re looking to improve the aesthetic aspect of your home or you want a boost in functionality. Whatever your primary goal may be, window and door replacement is sure to deliver on both fronts.

Making the Most of Window and Door Replacement

According to the 2018 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling Magazine, doing an upscale vinyl window replacement job will let you recoup 74.3% of costs while a mid-range steel entry door replacement project has a recoup rate of 91.3%. Keep in mind, however, that exactly how much you can get out of new windows and doors are determined by not just your area but your choice or replacements as well.

Whatever you choose, you can ensure you make the most of window and door replacement by:

  • Going for replacement windows and doors that will complement your home style well. Go over all options available to you and get to know what each has to offer to help you zero in on the best replacement window or door for you and your home. Have a specific window and door in mind? Talk to your contractor about customization options.
  • Prioritizing energy efficiency. All windows and doors are expected to be durable and lasting through any weather event that may come. However, energy efficiency remains to be an add-on feature for some replacement units, when everyone could certainly benefit from the resulting energy savings. To make sure your new windows and doors are energy-efficient, look for the ENERGY STAR® label. For ratings specific to your area, check the National Fenestration Rating Council’s label.
  • Working only with a reputable contractor. Your window and door replacement will only be as good as the contractor you entrust your project to. Take the time to look for reputable window and door experts in your area and you’ll find the effort will be well worth it.

Unlike other major home improvement projects, window and door replacement are relatively smaller in scale. Like other major home improvement projects, however, they deliver outstanding results, guaranteeing you make the most of your investment.


In Part 2 of this blog series, we’ll be tackling another effective home improvement project for giving your property big value: interior and exterior painting. Stay tuned!

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