An investment property has a single purpose: to generate income.
And to make money, sometimes you need to spend money. Did you know that by adding something as simple as a deck railing, you not only add aesthetic value to the house, you also increase its perceived value that attracts the best in class tenants who appreciate the added security? Besides, a deck without a railing looks unfinished.
Additionally, adding deck railing to your investment property will pay off in the future should you decide to sell the property and move on to other projects. Decks, especially ones that are complete with attractive railings, can increase your Return on Investment (ROI) by as much as 80% of its original costs when it comes time to sell. Depending on where the house is located, you could realize an even more impressive return on your investment.
Where decks were once considered a luxury, a significant number of homes now include these structures. While some decks may not include deck railing, and all things being equal, homes with decks attract more homebuyers and renters.
Here are the top 7 reasons for adding deck railing to a house you may be flipping or investment property:
In various parts of the country, people spend a lot of time outdoors, and decks are used the biggest part of the year. This translates into a higher ROI in these temperate zones compared to parts of the country that experience more inclement weather.
Worthington products are made in the USA and are guaranteed to be free from defects, not to rust or corrode. Over thousands of styles, sizes, and colors to choose from, our products are designed to suit almost any style imaginable – from clean, straight lines to the rustic faux wood hand-sawn rough cedar look, our deck railings, columns, and balustrades add the finishing touch.
For those preferring a more decorative look, choose from Polyurethane, Cast Fiberglass, or Stone-Look balustrades. Give your deck that elegant touch or "plantation look" that sets your investment property apart from others.