Siding is one of those home features you might not think about very often, but when it comes to curb appeal, few features make a bigger impact!
Your siding is probably the first thing people notice about your home. Its color, quality, and cleanliness distinguish your home’s style, and if the siding is grimy or peeling, it definitely detracts from curb appeal. (Not to mention high-quality siding protects your home from extreme weather, like those thunderstorms we saw last week.)
To boost your home’s curb appeal, here are 3 siding renovations that will have your home looking the way you want it again! These exterior improvements are great for people thinking about selling in the near future, or for those who just want to protect and beautify their investment.
Get the Siding Inspected, Cleaned, & Free of Pests
The first step is to make sure there aren’t any structural problems with the siding, since these are the biggest threat to your home and can open the door to water and mold damage. Look for cracks, chips and any other deformities, and if you find them, you’ll need to replace the siding in those areas.
The next part of your exterior remodeling is to do a thorough cleaning—but be careful. Depending on what your siding is made of, you’ll need to use a cleaning agent that won’t damage it. Brick siding might require bleach, for example, but the same treatment would damage wood siding. Vinyl siding is the easiest. All you really need is to hose it down, usually with a power washer, to rid it of dirt, discoloration, and pests.
Take Advantage of the Option to Accessorize
You can boost curb appeal by adding unique touches to your siding in the form of accessories. Some high-impact exterior remodels are installing new shutters, decorative trim, or bold corner systems that add elegance and flair. You might install an accent area where you can make exciting color or texture combinations over a given area, without replacing all of your siding. The possibilities are endless – we’d love to make some suggestions based on your interests.
Make Your Home the Color You Want It
Last but not least, you wouldn’t believe the impact of repainting! But trust us, you’re going to want to entrust this job to a professional, because it’s so easy to mess up this project and do the OPPOSITE of boost curb appeal.
Once the job is said and done, a new, high-quality paint job in a great color really makes your home distinctive, appealing, and personalized.