The exterior of your home is an important feature as it reflects a part of your personality to the outside world. Maybe you live in an older home which is starting to look tired and worn: the roof has loose or missing shingles, gutters are overgrown or sagging, paint is cracked or peeling, and windows and doors look ‘dated’. Although you could and may want to do a ‘soup-to-nuts’ remodel, even addressing some of the issues will make an impressive difference in your home’s outward appeal, cost of maintenance, and safety.
Remodeling the exterior, which might include installing double-pane windows, a new or newly repaired roof, new or newly repaired (and cleaned out) gutters, new front door, and new exterior paint, as well as new or tidied up landscaping, especially drought-resistant landscaping, can increase the value of your home, save (possibly significantly) on energy costs, and possibly even gain you some insurance benefits if the improvements have increased home security and safety, not to mention increased owner satisfaction and peace of mind.
Although some of the projects suggested above can be attempted by the industrious ‘do-it-yourselfer’, employing an experienced home exterior remodeling contractor might ultimately be the most cost effective way to go, helping to make your house a ‘little slice of paradise’. To recap, undertaking some exterior remodeling can provide your home with:
- A refreshed look: The exterior remodeling will add to the curb appeal of your house and update its appearance so that you will actually look forward to returning home each day. Exploring the possibilities and selecting the best exterior siding, doors, windows and roofing solution would create a big difference to the overall brightness and the aesthetics of your home.
- Improved safety: Installing the best quality doors and security systems would safeguard your house and help secure it from any of the unwanted intruders through installing proper exterior security lights, opening up the landscaping to provide good visibility of your home, which discourages intruders, and solid locking mechanisms.
- Low maintenance Costs: Fixing the loose or missing roof shingles, cleaning out gutters, or replacing single pane windows will make a significant difference in the maintenance issues of your house and save your maintenance costs along with saving on the energy bills through installing the latest upgraded windows and doors.
Thus, exterior remodeling your house could be a fantastic way of making your life much easier. Contacting an experienced contractor in your city could be an important first step in this direction.