In part one of this multi-part blog series, we went over some of the remodeling types that are known to create the best return on investment, or ROI. Homeowners who are remodeling are often doing so with ROI in mind – looking for projects that will not only improve their functional or aesthetic themes, but will also raise property value, including some cases where this property value increase amounts to more than what you pay for the remodel itself.

At Pine Tree Construction, we’re here to help with numerous home remodeling projects and home additions, with past projects spanning a variety of home areas and features. What are some of the other remodeling jobs that tend to show the best ROI, and why might you consider them? Here are several to keep in mind.

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Garage Door

When it comes to a combination of practicality and aesthetics, the garage door is at or near the top of any home remodeling list, especially if yours is older or less efficient. The garage door protects from the natural elements while also adding valuable insulation properties – plus is highly visible to the exterior and plays a major role in curb appeal.

For this reason, a durable garage door replacement is a common remodeling project. In addition, be sure that door hardware areas like rollers, cables, pulleys and any other moving parts are working properly, plus have the right amounts of lubrication.


When it comes to home value itself, particularly among those who are considering listing their home for sale in the near future, few remodels are more valuable than upgrading or replacing your siding. Home appraisers and inspectors will always look closely at siding, both in terms of its aesthetic value and the protection it’s offering while keeping your home’s structure sturdy.

There are also modern forms of siding, including vinyl, that are far more efficient and cost-effective than past options. With all this in mind, upgrading your siding is a great remodeling option that those concerned with ROI should be thinking about.

Window Themes

While windows are generally visible from a home’s exterior, their primary value comes in the practical realm. They protect from air loss and drafts, keeping your HVAC system working efficiently throughout the year – but if they’re older or dealing with poor seals, this will not happen properly and you may lose significant air. This is another area that appraisers will notice quickly; if your windows are older, especially if they’re single-pane windows that aren’t very efficient, your home value will be lower than one where modern, quality windows are in place.

For more on the kinds of home remodels that will up your ROI, or to learn about any of our home remodeling, home additions or other services from our local contractors, speak to the staff at Pine Tree Construction today.