The harsh weather conditions in the winter months can cause unintended wear and tear to the exterior of a home. Between the dirt and excess salt and grime from the snow sludge leaving marks on the siding of a home, preparing your home’s exterior to match the landscaping can be a large task. There are several ways that you, as a homeowner, can improve the curb appeal of your home.
1. New Gutters Guards
Part of spring cleaning usually involves cleaning the leftover leaves and stray materials that sink into your home’s gutters during the winter. Adding gutter guards to a home’s gutters can help keep stray, unwanted material out of your gutters while reducing the risk associated with, and the time spent, personally cleaning out the gutters.
2. New Siding
Replacing the siding of a house is one of the best ways to improve a home’s overall value. Although there are several different options available for consumers to choose from when picking out new siding, fiber cement siding has been featured in several home improvement magazines as the best return on investment.
Fiber cement siding is easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. It also requires less maintenance and doesn’t need to be repainted as often as wood or brick exteriors. Other siding options such as vinyl can still increase curb appeal for a much lower cost
3. Roof Restoration
Tattered, damaged, or old roofs can decrease the curb appeal of a home and affect the energy efficiency of the home. Roof restoration provides many benefits for home owners as it can help improve the look of the home, eliminate leaks, reduce the energy costs of the home, and increase the roof’s longevity.
Rejuvenating a roof is a great way to save money in the long run, and it can increase your home’s energy efficiency rating. In addition, restoring a roof can eliminate ponding water issues and extend the life of your roof well past its original life expectancy.
4. New Energy Efficient Windows
Windows can accumulate dirt and grime from the snow and harsh weather during the winter. Replacing old windows with new, energy-efficient windows can help save money on energy bills as well as improve the curb appeal of a home.
There are many different window options that can match the design layout for any home. Popular window replacements include vinyl and wood replacements, double hung or slider windows, and picture windows. In addition to increasing the curb appeal, new windows are easier to clean and take care of than older windows.