Deck Renovations Are Worth the Investment | Tufdek™
Unless you’re planning on staying in your current home indefinitely, you’ll want to know before you begin just how much of a deck renovation investment you can possibly recoup when you sell your home. Fortunately, installing a Tufdek Vinyl Deck addition is one of the top renovations you can invest in – keep reading to find out what we’ve discovered.
National Data Comparison
Looking at the national data collected at Remodeling, you can view and sort the various types of remodeling projects. The point is to find out which projects offer the best return on investment. Of course, if you absolutely need to complete a reno it can be useful to know whether you’re better off with a minor or major remodel before beginning.
Tip: You can view the data for your own state for an even more accurate idea of returns.
Mid Range or Upscale – Which offers a better return?
It’s interesting to note that renovations differ in returns on investment depending on the materials used. This information can certainly come in handy when you are budgeting. For example, a mid-range roofing replacement offers a 63% return on average $18,488 investment. Meanwhile, an upscale replacement of $33,880 returns only 60%. While that’s only a 3% difference in investment return, it’s over $7500 that you don’t recoup when you sell.
When it comes to vinyl decks, you can get a better return with better materials, but you are looking at a higher investment.
Digging into Deck Renovation Data
The data for return on investment with a new deck addition (we’re assuming that replacing an existing deck must offer a similar return) varies. The costs are based on the materials used, as well as whether mid-range or upscale components are purchased. Here’s the breakdown:
The first thing to notice is that there is no data for an upscale deck addition using wood materials. This may be due to the fact that there isn’t much of a price difference between wood types utilized. On the other hand, composite decking can differ significantly in price.
Secondly, the data doesn’t delve into deck coverings, which would be a nice addition for decision-making purposes. However, keep in mind the following:
- Vinyl decking reduces maintenance
- Covering a wood deck with vinyl membrane extends the lifespan of the deck by waterproofing and protecting the deck structure
- A waterproof vinyl membrane makes the space below the deck dry, so it can be used as a second outdoor space or for storage
- Vinyl decking is safer for families
- Installing a vinyl deck membrane reduces the need for expensive materials (such as composite) underneath
Should the return of a renovation investment be a concern when you are planning a project? If you are bound and determined, then no, but it can certainly be a good idea to have some information on hand before a final decision is made.
Finally, having an Authorized Tufdek Dealer complete your renovation will affect your return on investment when selling. For new decks, in particular, it’s important to have a sturdy, safe deck that will offer an outdoor space that everyone can enjoy. For more information contact us today about using Tufdek on your next project.