Replace an entry door with a steel one lately? Chances are, your customer will recoup more money than they spent on the job.

That’s according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2015 report, which has a 20-gauge steel entry door ranked at the top of the list with 102 percent of the cost recouped. According to the report, the national average cost of its replacement is $1,230 and the value at sale is $1,252.

Other noteworthy replacement ROIs include wooden window replacement (79 percent—midscale), vinyl window replacement (78 percent—midscale) and fiberglass entry door replacement (72 percent).

For upscale renovations, vinyl and wood window replacements recouped 75 and 72 percent of costs, respectively.

Mike O’Brien, president of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), says the statistics come as no surprise.

“The results of the study continue to support what WDMA has pointed out for many years—consumers consistently imbue value in window and door replacement, whether it be through energy savings, home comfort, aesthetics, home appreciation or return on investment,” he says. “Window and door replacement remains one of the smartest investments for homeowners.”

The full report can be found here.

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