The exterior of your home is a crucial part of every home improvement project. This is because the exterior of your home is the first impression you make on neighbors, potential homebuyers, and people who you invite over into your house. Yours could currently be one of those “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” situations – meaning you may have a gorgeous interior, but many people won’t be able to see past a worn-down or out-of-date exterior.
This becomes especially crucial if you’re trying to sell your home, as many house hunters will drive past an unattractive home without deciding to tour the inside.
So how can you make over the exterior of your home to match the inside? Whether you’re in the process of selling your home or you’re just looking to give your home a fresh look, we’ve got 5 tips that will get your home looking in tip-top shape!
New Replacement Roof
The roof may not be the first thing you see when you look at a home, but it is a significant part of the home-buying process. An old deteriorating roof can definitely detract from all the hard work you’ve put into reviving the curb appeal of your house. Not sure if you need to replace your roof or not? Take a look at the 4 biggest signs that it’s time for a replacement.
Build a Walkway
While a walkway is typically thought of as a practical aspect, it can also add a great deal of curb appeal to any home. Try a curved walkway and opt-for stone or brick pavers, such as flagstone, instead of concrete. Another great idea for homes here in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania is a heated walkway – can you say no shoveling in the winter?! Sounds good to us.
Now that you have your beautiful walkway take a look at what it’s leading to… how is your porch looking? Repainting or repairing (or adding a porch if you don’t already have one) can add a new level of comfort to your home’s exterior. Imagine sitting out on a nicely refinished porch in the fall evenings with a glass of hot cider. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? It’ll sound great to prospective buyers too.
New Door Replacement
Doors get used so often that you probably haven’t even noticed the gradual wear that has naturally occurred: scratches, dings, and dents. But anyone walking into your home for the first time will notice. A beautiful door can serve as an eye-catching statement piece for your home. There are many different colors and styles of doors to choose from. New doors also have the added benefit of increased safety and security for your family.
Installing New Siding
Covering the largest area of your exterior, siding is the very first thing that people will notice about your house. Sometimes all your siding needs is a good washing, but there are times when replacement is the best option. Siding that is cracked and falling apart will definitely need to be replaced. Even if your siding is in good condition, you still might consider swapping it out for a new color if the current color appears dated. Replacing old siding with new energy-efficient siding will help you home not only look attractive but keep energy bills down!
If you’re ready to add some curb appeal to your home, Aspen Home Improvements can help with all of your siding, door, roofing, and window replacement needs! Take the first step and schedule a consultation today to learn about roof repair and replacement in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.