Exterior renovations can improve the look of your home and increase its curb appeal, but there are other reasons to make improvements to the outside of your home. Here are just a few.
Many exterior renovations have the added benefit of improving your home’s energy efficiency. This is especially true of new windows and doors, but there are other energy-efficient improvements you can make. For example, you can have shingles installed that reflect the sun and keep your roof cooler. Other energy-efficient exterior improvements include skylights, siding and special paint.
Safety and security
A number of exterior improvements can improve the safety and security of your home and your property. For example, adding new doors with better locks can make it harder for intruders to get into your home. New windows with double-paned glass also can make it more difficult for people to break in. Putting up new gutters and downspouts can be a safety improvement, especially if the old ones were in such poor shape that they were in danger of falling down. New exterior lighting can improve your safety and security by eliminating dark areas around your home.
Many newer home materials require a lot less maintenance. For example, most siding sold these days is maintenance-free. And adding siding means you don’t have to worry about repainting your home’s exterior every decade or so. New windows are wrapped in either vinyl or aluminum, so your don’t have to worry about ever having to touch up the trim.
You can’t discount the importance of what exterior home renovations do for your home’s curb appeal. Something as simple as a new entry door can give your home a totally new look. New windows with frames wrapped in a different frame color are another way to alter your home’s look. New siding can turn a tired-looking home into one that appears brand new.