The 3 Largest Exterior Areas to Renovate
Investing in an exterior upgrade is a simple way to create your dream home. Don't worry about searching for your next home, when you can fall back in love with yours! Think about the time when you bought your home; didn't you once fall in love with it or have hopes to make it into your dream home? Well, 2022 is the year to change your exterior.
When you think about upgrading the exterior of your home, these three areas should come to mind:
- Doors and Windows
They not only help boost your curb appeal but can help with making your home more energy-efficient and durable for years to come.
Since siding makes up a large portion of your home's exterior, it should provide proper protection against the weather elements, such as rainfall, snowfall, strong winds, and heat.
What else can it provide?
Re-siding your home can help you address hidden damage that you wouldn't be able to notice otherwise. When the current siding is removed, it allows the contractor to assess the structure of the home. Is there moisture/water damage, is there rotting, does something need to be replaced?
Siding also determines the amount of hot/cold air that enters and exits your home. Newer siding materials will give your home more of an energy-efficient barrier allowing it to stay warmer in the colder months and cooler in the warmer months.
Read our Siding 101: Understanding Vinyl Siding blog to find out more about this.
Roofing also helps shield your home from all of the lovely weather elements and provides it protection for years to come. There are so many different roofing materials and products to choose from that you can decide on one that suits your needs and design concept to give your home added curb appeal. Using metal roofing is exceptional and is the best choice for a long-lasting roofing solution. If you're looking for a unique look to your home, you can also decide to use different materials for a textured look. Combinations on homes in the past are metal roofing with copper accents, asphalt roofing with metal accents, cedar roofing with metal or copper accents, etc. We would always recommend going with a new metal roof, such as the Bayview Roofing Collection, as it promotes sustainability and energy efficiency, durability, curb appeal, and comfort for your family. Check out our Choose The Bayview Roofing Collection for Your Next Roofing Solution blog to see why it’s the superior choice.
Windows and Doors
Windows and doors can affect your home's energy efficiency if they're old or outdated. Older windows can cause cold drafts to enter the home in the winter and hot air to enter during the summer. Not only does the window glass play a large role in keeping your home warm and cozy, but the casing around the window needs to be in good condition without cracks or chips. If your window casing has cracks or chips in it, this could cause water/moisture buildup and damage, which can eventually domino effect on the siding and structure of the home.
The siding, roofing, and windows and doors on your home are just the three main areas for your exterior. You can also decide whether you need a deck/porch with railings, revamp your driveway or change up the decor with things such as light fixtures, shutters, or gardens. Read more on our Quick and Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Exterior blog.