It’s easy to ignore how run-down certain areas of your home have become when you’ve lived there a long time. Try looking at it with a fresh set of eyes from the road. Imagine the difference adding a few new windows and a beautiful new door can make on the overall look and feel of your home. We’re all guilty of glassing over the unappealing parts of our home. If you can intentionally look at your home as if you’ve never seen it before you may realize it’s time to make some changes. Investing in your home this year may be the best use of your money.
If you’re struggling to decide which exterior home renovation projects to tackle this year, consider this list of high impact renovations that are sure to give you a hefty return and boost your equity.
Revive Your Roof
Deciding to replace the roof is one of the biggest things you can do to quickly transform the entire exterior of your home in a dramatic, positive way. Old, damaged roofs age your home as well as make it appear neglected and not well maintained-even if it is in other parts of your home. A new roof will drastically improve your curb appeal and overall value.
Another valid reason to consider moving a roof replacement to the top of your exterior home renovation list is it will improve the overall energy efficiency of your home. A new roof can save you money on heating and cooling costs, and help keep your home a consistent, comfortable, temperature year-round.
Focus on the Front Door
The significance of your front entry door is something that should never be underestimated, as it’s one of the first things people notice about a house. The front door sets the tone for the entire exterior of your home, and replacing your existing drab door with a new, beautiful, stylish front door is a small investment that will make a big impact.
If a front door replacement isn’t possible, you can still fix up your front door by painting the door a different color. When choosing a color, opt for a bold, bright color that won’t clash with the current color of your home’s exterior.
Replace the Siding
Over time, weather conditions like harsh sun rays or rain can make the vinyl siding on your home appear faded and unattractive. Unfortunately for homeowners, ugly siding can cause more than just an eyesore. If your siding is cracked or rotted, it’s time to replace the siding before the damage becomes extensive. Damaged siding can result in water, air, dirt and pests finding their way to the inside of your home.
It might surprise you to learn that a single, damaged piece of siding can potentially allow air flow to circulate throughout your home. In the summer, this means hotter interior temperatures, and increased cooling costs to try and keep the home cool. In the winter, cold bursts of air will continuously flood in, causing you to consistently bump up the heater to try and compensate. Don’t let damaged siding stand in the way of a comfortable, energy efficient home.
Don’t Overlook the Windows
Another quick way to boost the curb appeal of your home is to replace your old, leaky windows with a clean, sparkling fresh set of new windows. There are multiple benefits to replacing the windows, including improving overall energy efficiency, upping curb appeal, increased home security, less maintenance and cleaning required, and a greater sense of peace and comfort inside of your home.
Hire the Right Professional for the Job
In order to ensure your exterior home renovation project is a smashing success, contact your local home exterior experts at Armorvue Home Exteriors today. We’ve been installing exterior home improvements in this community for decades, and we’d love to help you improve your home too. Let’s set up a virtual appointment to talk about checking off some of those exterior home improvement projects you’ve got on your wish list.