Fiberglass Exterior Doors will Add Instant Equity
January 02, 2010
What's the fastest way to add value to your home? Fiberglass exterior doors increase not only your curb appeal, but the value of your home. Why? Fiberglass exterior doors offer energy efficiency, durability, increased curb appeal and more security - all of these elements combine to give your home a higher value.
If you're planning on selling your home, the return on your investment for fiberglass exterior doors can be over 100%. This means it's not only possible to make your 'investment', the cost of the door, back in a higher selling price, but increasing your home's curb appeal leads to a shorter time on the market for your home.
If you're not planning on selling your home, fiberglass exterior doors can still turn a profit for you. There are currently federal tax credits being offered for home improvements that increase energy efficiency in a primary residence.
Qualifying products purchased between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010 are eligible for a tax credit equal to 30% of the product cost. Installation and sales tax are not included in the tax credit, so be sure to get an itemized invoice if you have them professionally installed. The maximum amount of homeowner credit for all improvements combined , including roofing, insulation and HVAC, is $1,500. For more information, consult a tax advisor for your individual situation, or check the IRS website at www.irs.gov.
If you're considering making an investment in your home, fiberglass exterior doors may just offer the return you're looking for - in looks, curb appeal and perhaps a bit of extra money as well!