What are the most common home improvement projects?
According to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), the ten most common home improvement projects are, in order from the top: bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, whole-house remodeling, room addition, window/doors replacement, basement finishing, bathroom additions, property-damage repair, decks, and roofing.
What are the types of house sidings?
The most common types of house siding are wood, asbestos (read the warning labels!), aluminum or steel, vinyl, hardboard composite, fiberglass, and cement fiber. Few contractors use asbestos for any residential siding anymore.
How much does it cost to finish a basement?
On average, it costs $25-$50 per square foot for basement refinishing. Those numbers can climb as high as $100 per square foot depending on materials and labor. On average, most basement refinishing costs around $30,000. Before getting estimates, it’s a good idea to know your square footage and work out a per-square-foot budget so you know what you can afford.
How often should ducts and vents be cleaned?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends having your ducts cleaned every three to five years. While there are variables for all homes, such as number of residents, air quality and pets, every two years is considered adequate maintenance of your ducts.
Which home improvement projects add the most value to a house?
If you are looking for straight return-on-investment value, the best home improvement project is insulation. That might may seem surprising, but valuable energy efficiency makes it the top home improvement project. Steel entry doors, manufactured stone veneer, kitchen remodel, and garage door replacement round out the top five ROI home improvement projects.