Have An Old Home Exterior? 3 Tips for Exterior Renovations
3 Tips for Exterior Renovations
Is the exterior of your home aging? Could it use some updates and exterior renovations? Then this is the right blog for you!
If you have been thinking about some renovations for your older home exterior, we are here to help.
Where and When to Start Exterior Renovations
Sometimes it is hard to know where to start. When you look at the exterior of your home it can seem overwhelming and stressful to decide what to tackle first. What is necessary and what is just something you would like to happen?
Some changes are purely cosmetic, such as landscaping, outdoor lights, and similar projects. Other updates are necessary to maintain your home and its structural integrity. Among those are roof, siding, and windows.
If you are wondering what to keep in mind when deciding what exterior renovation to do first and what to consider, here are three tips for you:
Plan and Budget
The first thing you need to do is plan out what you would like to start with. There are some steps you can take to freshen up the exterior of your home if that is all that is needed. But if the exterior is old and not aging well, more work might have to get done.
Figure out what is most important to you to get done. Then set yourself a budget that is realistic. Find a contractor you trust and that is knowledgeable. That way you can get an accurate estimate and see what might be possible.
Once you have gotten an estimate you can decide if you get everything done at once or stagger the projects, if the exterior needs more updates. Decide when it would be best for you to have the work done and plan ahead to reserve your preferred time slot.
Address The Biggest Issues First
One of the biggest things you can improve during an exterior renovation of your home is the siding. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all that is needed. That will immediately improve the curb appeal of your home and make it look updated.
Painting the trim in accent colors can really liven up the exterior of your home. It is also a way to highlight design features of your home and make then stand out.
If your siding needs more than just some paint it might have to be replaced. If the siding is old and failing that will make a huge difference for the exterior of your home. Replacing your siding will give it a whole new look and appeal.
There are a huge number of options when it comes to new siding. Decide first what material you would like, whether that is fiber cement, wood or engineered wood, or even vinyl. All sidings have pros and cons and it comes down to what your budget allows for. If durability and versatility is your main focus, fiber cement siding is probably the right choice for you.
Windows are part of both the exterior and the interior of your home. New windows can completely change the look of your home’s exterior. That might be just the update your home needs. You can pick window colors that complement your siding or create an attractive contrast.
You will notice the difference on the inside of your home as well. Depending on what kind of window you have installed, they can save you large amounts of money on your monthly utility bill. They will also improve the comfort and temperature control.
Make It Your Own
No matter how big or small the exterior renovation, pick something you love and think you will love for a long time.
Any investment needs to last and stand the test of time. It should also reflect your personality and preferences. You are the only one who can decide what that might be.
Gather information and ideas first. What is the current trend, what fits in, what would set it apart, what has the highest ROI? However, ultimately you need to pick whatever color, siding, window, landscaping, etc. you like and can budget for. Find a balance that works for you.
One Contractor Who Can Do It All
Updating the exterior of your home makes a huge difference to its curb appeal, especially if it is older. Furthermore, depending on what improvements you make, it can also save you money on your energy bills. Some projects even pay for themselves over time.
If you are thinking about replacing your siding or your windows, we are the right contractor for you! Additionally, we install insulation and paint the exterior of your home. That way we can create a matching look for the house as a whole.
When you hire Colorado Siding Repair, you do not need to search for multiple contractors for your exterior renovation. We are the one company who can do it all. That way you get all of your work done by one trusted source and know it will get done right.
We are a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor. That means that our team members are factory trained and know how to install these premium products right. We follow all best practices and unique specifications to make it look best and last longest.
If you have any questions about your exterior renovations do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to answer all of your questions and walk you through your options. In order for you to have all the choices we also offer financing options.
Call Colorado Siding Repair today to get a hassle-free quote and let’s get started on your exterior home remodeling project!