Tips to Improve Your Home’s Facade

With spring in the air, many homeowners are putting together plans for house renovations. Before you consider the interior of your home, take a look at the outside. Improving your home’s facade can enhance its curb appeal and possibly even increase your home’s value. The home’s exterior can suffer damage because of wind, storm, and even intense sunshine. Make this season the time you make those important exterior fixes and upgrades to your home’s facade.

New Siding

Although installing brand new siding on your home promises to be a substantial investment, it’s likely a cost you can recoup by enhancing the home’s value. There are many high-quality siding products available today that provide superior resistance to moisture, rot, and fading. Moreover, you can choose siding that reflects the home’s architectural style. For a bungalow, you might want to opt for aluminum and board-and-batten siding to enhance its distinctive character. You’ll be able to choose from a myriad of colors and styles when purchasing new siding for your home.

Shutters

Could your house do with new shutters or do the old ones simply need a fresh coat of paint? Our contractors can refinish shutters or help you install new ones. While home improvement stores typically sell ready-made shutters in a selection of popular colors like gray, black, and white, you might want to order custom shutters to reflect your home’s unique look. With custom shutters, you can determine the precise size you want, along with style, and finish. You can even opt for a cut-out or special design to enhances the shutter’s aesthetic appeal.

Architectural Details

You can improve your home’s facade by installing or renovating its architectural details. While trim work and crown molding can elevate the interior look of your house, features like exterior molding and trim can also complement your home’s sophisticated look. We can help you install cornice moldings, roofed moldings, and other decorative trim. Today’s molding and mill work products are designed for durability as well as decorative charm.

Paint

Nothing quite detracts from a house’s well-kept look than chipping and dingy paint. A professional paint job can update the look of your home and increase its marketability if you’re planning to sell. Color choice is important if you’re selling, but you might also want to stick to a color palette that’s in keeping with the home’s age. It’s also important to use a good-quality exterior paint that’s ideal for the home’s climate.

Other Facade Fixes

If you don’t want to put a lot of money into updating your home’s facade, consider some easy upgrades like installing new window boxes and filling them with fresh flowers or greenery. Speaking of greenery, trimming the plantings in front of the homes facade will enhance its look too. Other simple fixes could include adding new stone planters to your porch, power cleaning the brickwork, painting the porch railings, and installing contemporary lighting features.

Take time to evaluate your home’s facade. How could you improve it? Then, let us know how we can help. Investing in your home’s exterior maintenance can help you protect its value and promote its great curb appeal.

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