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Replacement of your home’s roofing, siding, windows, and doors has the greatest return on investment. This is why, “How much will it cost?” is the most popular question asked in home consultations.

When needing a rough estimate to adjust expectations and plan budgets for your remodeling project, the industry turns to the Cost vs. Value Report as a trusted resource for realistic pricing. Even one of our trusted windows and doors manufacturers uses these numbers from Cost vs. Value to share with consumers, so they have an idea of what the cost and return on investment will be.

The Cost vs. Value Report has been compiling nationwide renovation data since 2002. Stats are based on information from professional and experienced remodeling contractors, so we at Mosby Building Arts confidently share this information with homeowners seeking ballpark figures. The report provides a realistic starting point for a conversation about your project.

Here we share with you the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report descriptions and average costs of exterior remodeling like roofing, siding, windows, and doors in the Metro St. Louis area.

Roofing

“Remove existing roofing to bare wood sheathing and dispose of properly. Install 30 squares of 235-pound fiberglass asphalt shingles (min. 25-year warranty) with new felt underlayment, galvanized drip edge, and mill-finish aluminum flashing. Assume a 5-square hip roof; custom flashing at two average-size skylights; and custom cap treatment at vented ridge.”

Job Cost: $22,008
Resale Value: $13,370
Cost Recouped: 60.8%
Project Note: This was a full exterior remodel, including roofing, siding, windows, and a new front door. This will boost and enhance your home’s curb appeal. Learn more about St. Louis Roofing services.

Siding

“Replace 1,250 square feet of existing siding with new siding. Include factory trim at all openings and corners.”

Job Cost: $15,151
Resale Value: $11,079
Cost Recouped: 73.1%
Project Note: This home’s value went up tremendously when they replaced all of the old siding with brand new vinyl siding. Learn more about siding replacement.

Windows

• Window Replacement (vinyl)
“Replace 10 existing 3-by-5-foot double-hung windows with insulated, low-E, simulated-divided-lite vinyl windows. Simulated wood-grain interior finish; custom-color exterior finish. Trim exterior to match existing; do not disturb existing interior trim.”

Job Cost: $15,370
Resale Value: $10,742
Cost Recouped: 69.9%
Project Note: We replaced the windows in this home as well as the siding on the front, sides, and back of the home.

• Window Replacement (wood)
“Replace 10 existing 3-by-5-foot double-hung windows with insulated, low-E, simulated-divided-lite wood windows. Interior finish of stained hardwood; exterior finish of custom-color aluminum cladding. Trim exterior to match existing; do not disturb existing interior trim.”

Job Cost: $19,028
Resale Value: $11,566
Cost Recouped: 60.8%
Project Note: See and learn more about replacement windows here.

Doors

• Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass)
“Remove existing 3-0/6-8 entry door and jambs and replace with fiberglass door with simulated wood grain, stained same color both sides; dual-pane, decorative half-glass panel with zinc caming; PVC-wrapped exterior trim in color to match existing trim; 2.5- inch interior colonial or ranch casings in hardwood stained to match door. Replace existing lockset with mortise lock with lever handle and integrated deadbolt.”

Job Cost: $3,310
Resale Value: $2,060
Cost Recouped: 62.2%
Project Note: We replaced the windows in this home as well as the siding on the front, sides, and back of the home. Think about when family and friends pull up to your home what the first thing they see is? Then when they knock on your door, they feel that new beautiful door you have just added to your home. See more photos of this remodel on Houzz.

• Entry Door Replacement (steel)
“Remove existing 3-0/6-8 entry door and jambs and replace with new 20-gauge steel unit, including clear dual-pane half-glass panel, jambs, and aluminum threshold with composite stop. Door is factory finished with same color both sides. Exterior brick-mold and 2.5-inch interior colonial or ranch casings in poplar or equal prefinished to match door color. Replace existing lockset with new bored-lock.”

Job Cost: $1,424
Resale Value: $947
Cost Recouped: 66.5%

Learn more about the reasons to replace your door here.

Visit Exteriors By Mosby

Please remember that the above information from 2017 Cost vs. Value Report is a starting point for enhancing your curb appeal. Exteriors By Mosby can help you with your curb appeal, by calling the Mosby Building Arts office at 314.909.8383 or contact us here.