Having home improvements done can help in a number of ways–it may improve home aesthetics, comfort, function, or energy efficiency. Whatever project you choose, you will find such investment worthy of your time and money. However, not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some are cheaper to do than others, while there are those that require quite a significant investment, but would prove to be cost-efficient and invaluable in the long run.
In this post, we’ll look at three exterior improvement projects that are highly recommended for homeowners looking to make the most of their investment. While enhanced exteriors primarily lead to a boost in aesthetic appeal, they also offer other improvements, such as better energy efficiency for the home.
Siding may be seen by some as an exterior decorative factor. While this is definitely true, it actually does more than just give your home an attractive, streamlined appearance. It serves as a structural system that adds another layer of protection to your home keeping unnecessary heat gain and loss and external threats at bay.
Why Siding Replacement?
Siding replacement is a home improvement project recommended by many professionals because it has a lot of benefits. For one, it will automatically give your home a facelift, instantly transforming your home’s appearance. In fact, it’s not unheard of for siding replacement to make a home look brand-new. Additionally, it provides renewed protection for your home, allowing it to better withstand the elements and other threats.
When replacing siding, it is important to remember that the type of siding you choose can make or break how your home looks and how much protection it can get from the siding.
Making Siding Work
To make siding replacement work to your advantage, there are a number of things you should consider, first of which involves carefully considering aesthetic details such as profiles, textures, and colors.
Siding comes in various profiles, such as clapboard, lap, panel, tongue-and-groove, board-and-batten, and more, while textures mimicking other materials like wood are also available. As for colors, there’s a multitude to choose from, so make sure to select what will best match your home, particularly your roof. For all of these, your choices will generally depend on the type of siding material and the brand you choose.
Need to work with a budget? Don’t automatically go for the most affordable choice! Instead of low prices, you want cost-efficiency, which means getting the most value out of a siding option.
Lastly, making sure your siding replacement project is a success means ensuring proper installation is carried out by hiring a certified and experienced professional.
Window replacement is another home improvement project to consider if you want more than aesthetic enhancement. One of the primary benefits of window replacement is increased energy efficiency brought on by lowered HVAC costs. Furthermore, you can also benefit from improved home comfort, and increased natural light and views, as well as reduced condensation and fading.
Window Replacement Reminders
To make the most of window replacement, you should keep in mind that it is best to go for replacement windows that have energy-efficient features. This means looking for window frames that are not just stunningly beautiful, but also offer enhanced insulation and durability to keep air leakage at bay and stabilize indoor temperatures. Window replacement can be done to improve aesthetics, so take advantage of the numerous options available to find the style that will best address your needs.
If your needs lean more toward boosting aesthetic appeal, take into consideration these style tips:
● You can combine window styles to create a dynamic look for your home. For instance, you can install a specialty window above a double hung window, resulting in windows that offer the best of both styles.
● Interested in a cottage-like appeal? You can add window boxes outside to give you a space for growing ornamental plants.
Your entry door protects your property, but you should remember that it also serves as a focal point for your home’s exterior. To optimize this role, you can choose a beautiful, durable material for your entry door, or a bold or bright color to further draw attention. A well-maintained entry door will draw attention for the right reasons.
Exterior home improvement can do a lot to take your property to the next level. With the range of options available to you, there are many areas you can focus on, but drawing your attention to your siding, windows, and door first can steer your efforts in the right direction. However, even if you choose to work on one area at a time, there are many considerations to make. As such, you will definitely appreciate working with trusted home improvement professionals in your area who can guide you every step of the way and provide you with expert recommendations.
Vicki Kiger has more than 14 years of specific marketing experience in the home improvement field, with previous experience in the deck industry, and now, in exterior home improvements. She has an extensive event background, having planned and organized hundreds of special events, including grand openings, in-store appearances, and sports marketing with professional athletes, such as Russell Wilson and Denny Hamlin. Vicki has served on the Board of Directors of the Ches