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Six Ways to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home

How can you add curb appeal to your home?

curb-appealIf you think your home’s exterior needs a facelift, consider the following six ways to add curb appeal to your home.

New Roof

  • Asphalt roofing is strong, natural looking, and economical.
  • Metal roofing normally has a warranty for up to fifty years.
  • Wooden shakes may be expensive but they enhance the look of the house.
  • Slate roofing is expensive and requires more maintenance but can last for up to fifty years.
  • Tile roofing may be costly but it can last for up to fifty years.

New Siding

  • Vinyl siding can last for decades and is not easily damaged. It is also available in numerous styles and colors.
  • Properly maintained wood siding can last a long time. Improper maintenance may cause the wood siding to deteriorate.
  • Stucco siding is naturally resistant to fire, durable, and requires little maintenance.
  • Metal siding can have the same appearance as wood siding but requires less maintenance.

Repainting

  • Maintain the traditional color scheme of the house.
  • Use computer imaging in previewing the selected color of the house.
  • Opt for subdued colors instead of vivid colors.
  • Look at the color of houses in the area and ask for the paint brand used on the house.

New Windows

  • Tubular sidelights provide better lighting compared to artificial light. Integrating light kits into the sidelights can provide lighting at night.
  • Windows can also provide solar radiation to solar heating systems to facilitate the heating of the house.
  • Window glazing can protect the house from ultraviolet radiation and enhance house insulation.
  • Low emissivity coating can keep heat inside the house during winter and block heat during summer.

New Doors

  • Checking other houses in the area can offer additional distinctive door ideas.
  • Architectural salvage yards may provide some good vintage door concepts.
  • A home remodeling company can also offer advice on good door designs.

Landscaping

  • The lawn and shrubs should be properly maintained.
  • Debris should be removed from the walkways to prevent accidents while enhancing the appearance of the house.
  • Motion-activated outdoor lights can offer security and add value to the house.
  • Privacy and security are improved through the use of fences.

Call AAA Remodeling Company at (636) 349-5777 today.

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