Did you know that you can increase your home’s value by remodeling the exterior of your home?
It’s easy to focus solely on remodeling the interior of our home, but curb appeal makes the important first impression to anyone who approaches the house.
As your home ages, it’s likely the exterior will need some updates.
Here is a few exterior remodels to increase your homes value.
Upgrade Your Windows
The windows of your home are something that can affect both the outside and inside of your house.
Old and faulty windows can cause issues retaining the temperature inside the house which makes you utilize more electricity trying to regulate the temperature.
Older windows can also cause a buildup of condensation between the panes of glass. Larger gaps can even create a draft in your house.
Other cosmetic issues could be things like cracks in the glass, foggy windows, and loose casing around the frame of the window.
Exterior Remodeling Means New Paint
If your house has paint that is fading in color or is peeling, it’s time to look into getting new paint on the walls.
Years of exposure to weather conditions like heat from the sun, rain, and dirt can make your home lose the bright color that it once had.
A new coat of exterior paint is an easy way for your house to get a major refresh.
Choosing a new paint color for the exterior of your home can dramatically change how your home looks and the amount of curb appeal it has.
Change up Your Door
Just like the exterior walls of your home, the finish of your front door will eventually need some love. Harsh elements will wear away the paint and material of the door.
You might be able to get away with just sanding it down and repainting it the color of your choice. This will make the color look new and fresh.
However, if the wood begins to deteriorate and wear away, you might need to replace the door completely.
Having the door become sticky and hard to open is another issue that can happen. This is from the structure of the home slightly moving which makes the structure no longer level.
Fix or Replace the Exterior Wall Material
Depending on where you live, builders use different materials to construct the side of the homes.
Popular materials are fiber cement composite siding, stucco, brick, and wood.
If these materials are starting to chip, crack, or peel, it’s probably time to consider fixing or replacing the siding.
You’ll need to remove any paint on the siding before you work on fixing the material.
Increase Your Curb Appeal
These exterior remodeling tasks will help improve your home’s curb appeal which can increase the amount of return on investment you receive if you intend on selling your home.
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