Most Important Repairs for your Home

Which home repairs bring the biggest return on investment?

While there is no straightforward rule, there are guidelines that apply to most homes. According to the National Association of Realtors Cost vs. Value Report, published in Remodeling Magazine, you can best improve the value of your home with these updates.

Roofing

Trends show that buyers shy away from homes if the roof needs to be replaced; so, installing a new roof opens your pool of potential buyers. If your home needs a new roof, make sure to call Preman Roofing for roof replacement in San Diego.

A new roof also provides a high return on investment. It cuts your utility bills by keeping cooling and heating inside the house. It also keeps your family healthy by avoiding mold and mildew that accumulates in an old roof.

Learn more about bringing your roof system into the 21st century by contacting Preman Roofing for roof replacement in San Diego!

Exterior

Making sure your house looks good from the outside is a matter of keeping up with the details. Pay attention to the little things that need patching up, like fixing cracks in the cement sidewalks and resurfacing asphalt driveways. You can also make improvements by planting flowers, caulking windows and doors, replacing doorknobs and locks, and fixing/ painting fences.

Flooring

Flooring preferences change over across decades. Today, people prefer wood flooring. However, the trends of past eras, the availability of government funding, and cost efficiency have all contributed to an abundance of carpet-floored houses.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are what buyers want. If you have existing hardwood floors, refinish them. If they are buried under carpeting, have the carpet removed.

Carpeting

If your sub-floor is plywood, then replace your carpet with one in a light-tan color (neutral colors work best for resale). Or, you can install hardwood flooring to up the value.

Ceramic

Replace chipped or cracked tiles in existing ceramic flooring and clean or replace grout. Ceramic is too expensive to install anew if it isn’t already present, unless it is for aesthetic reasons in an entryway or to replace carpeting in a bathroom.

Ceilings and Walls

Painting

Nothing says “fresh” like new paint. Paint in a neutral color such as light tan – think of coffee with cream. Gray is popular as well.

Wallpaper

It’s not that buyers may dislike wallpaper, it’s just that they may dislike your wallpaper! It’s your taste, not theirs. They also hate dated wallpaper. To get rid of it, steam it off using an inexpensive wallpaper remover steamer.

Wood Paneling

Unfortunately for you, if wood paneling is a feature of your house, it has gone completely out of style and needs to be covered or replaced. You can install drywall over it or paint it a neutral and soft color after priming.

Textured Ceilings

Popcorn ceilings, especially the kind that sparkle, are asbestos hazards and need to be replaced. Although not expensive, it’s time consuming to remove; lay down drop cloths and scrape it off. Afterwards, repaint the ceiling.

The Kitchen

According to Remodeling Magazine, kitchen remodels return nearly 100% on investment. Keep in mind that high-end kitchens won’t return as much as mid-range or low-end remodels. (Most buyers won’t pay extra for a sub-zero fridge, professional 8-burner stove, etc.)

Cabinets

Resurfacing is a great – and inexpensive – option for old cabinets. This means attaching a thin veneer to the surface plus replacing doors and hardware. If your cabinets are made of something like oak, which is a dated material, consider painting them in a trendier color and replacing the hardware.

Countertops, Sinks, and Faucets

Ask your agent if he or she advises granite or quartz countertops. Features that sell include simple laminates, newer faucets (especially pre-rinse faucets), and sparkling new sinks. Be sure to install new caulk to make it look even more inviting!

Bathrooms

“The national average of recouped cost is generally near 100% for bathrooms.” Smart features to install are new floors, fixtures, and lights. Carpeting is a HUGE turnoff in the bathroom.

Shower and Bath

Lime deposits can “etch the glass” and cannot always be easily removed. If you can’t get the shower doors clean, consider replacing the glass. Similarly, if the tub is stained, consider refinishing it.

Walls

Painting the bathrooms in a light color will make the rooms seem larger. The wall colors in the bathrooms do not need to match the walls of the other rooms in the house.

Roof Replacement in San Diego

Preman Roofing-Solar offers single and multi-family residential roof replacement in San Diego. They also provide roofing for condos, solar roofing, and roof maintenance. Preman Roofing-Solar has commercial roofing solutions, too! Contact Preman Roofing-Solar Today!