Tips For Improving The Exterior Of Your Home

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Your home might be well kept and updated on the inside but have you taken time to attend to the exterior lately? Curb appeal matters and it’s important that you make a good first impression on visitors and passersby and help your neighborhood to stay looking nice.

You may be wondering what projects or enhancements will have the greatest impact. You not only want to think about aesthetics but also ROI. Learn some tips for improving the exterior of your home so you can make it look more attractive and ensure it’s not an eyesore.

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Clean up the Landscaping

Improve the exterior of your home by cleaning up the landscaping. Do a good job of maintaining your lawn, trees, and shrubs by trimming and watering them often. Get outside and work on picking up loose sticks, weeding, and raking the leaves in the fall. You may also want to think about planting new and colorful flowers and mulching your beds for a more beautiful appearance.

Inspect the Roof

The last situation you want is water leaking into your home or your property feeling damp and cold. Your roof is an essential element when it comes to protecting you from the weather and uncomfortable temperatures. Therefore, inspect the roof and know how old it is and consider if it needs to be replaced. In the case that you want to install a new roof then do your homework and consider all your options including having the American Foam Experts help you switch to an SPF roof.

Replace Old Siding

Your siding may be old, rotting, and discolored. Therefore, it makes sense to replace it so you can improve the exterior of your home. New siding is a great way to change the look and feel of your home and make it appear brand new. Be sure to do your homework when it comes to choosing material and a color so that you’re happy with the end results. New siding will not only improve the appearance of your property but it’ll also increase the resale value and give your home structural integrity.

Install A New Garage Door

Another way to improve the exterior of your home is to install a new garage door. There are many benefits of doing so including more protection and security, a better outside appearance of your property, and superior insulation. Most importantly, it’s an excellent opportunity to increase your home value. With the right maintenance, a new garage door can last you up to 30 years.

Decorate & Add Lighting

If you’re looking to improve your home’s exterior and boost curb appeal then consider decorating and adding more lighting. Highlight certain areas or trees with a spotlight, replace the lights near your porch and garage door and consider adding landscape path lights for your walkways. Decorate your front porch with a rug or mat, include small furniture pieces, and hang a few plants. Also, think about painting your front door a unique color that draws attention to your home in the right way. 

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