This homeowner had 2 different concerns with his new home he brought us in to help with. The first was a retainer wall that presented a danger to his grandchildren. The other issue was the safety of family and friends as they climbed the steps into the house.Read More
“Our home owner had a entry door made of wood that was about 20 years old. The door stain had faded, the wood had cracked, and the door didn’t close tightly – allowing cold air to get it. Worse yet, carpenter bees had taken a liking to the door!! The new door manufactured by Provia is made of fiberglass so it is guaranteed not to crack or warp. It also meets Energy Star compliant guidelines so energy loss is a thing of the past. Oh, and one last thing. The door is beautiful!!! Sorry carpenter bees, you will have to find a new home!
Recently we learned that Provia’s entry doors were named “best remodeling projects for maximum return on investment” in the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report released by Hanley Wood’s REMODELING magazine. In this report they measure the percentage of the cost of home remodeling projects (“Cost”) that is recouped in resale value (“Value”).
The numbers shown in this report are averages from 101 markets across the U.S. as well as region and city markets. Phil Wengard, Provia’s VP of Market Strategies, says it best, “Survey Says…Put a New 20-Gauge Steel Entry Door On Your House!” If you look at the data it tells you – the first and foremost thing you should do if you want to invest in your home is put in a new 20-gauge steel entry door. Steel entry doors actually came in #1 in the survey (with a whopping 82.4% Cost-Value).
What this says to me is there’s a high value for curb appeal. And since doors rank so high overall in the survey (fiberglass entry doors were a top performer too) this speaks to me about the connection that homeowners have with their front entryway. People really want to have an entry with an inviting look, and this shows up in resale value. And when you compare the cost of an entry door with the other projects on this list, it’s a relatively low dollar amount to put back into your house, while gaining significant resale value.”