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Investing in your home is never a bad idea. Remodeling the exterior is the best way to improve the looks of your home without spending a fortune in the process. Whether you are planning to keep your house for a long time or just want to improve it a little bit and sell it, there are several important things that can be done to improve the curb appeal and landscaping of your home. People make snap decisions about a house based on the curb view of the house. Improving the landscape and remodeling the exterior are basically the easiest ways to improve the market and aesthetic value of your home.
Landscaping plays an important role in enhancing the curb appeal of a house. Sprucing the yard and keeping it tidy is important to get a better first impression about the house. As you know, the first impression counts in everything, in life. Once the impression is created in a person’s mind it is difficult to get over it for a longtime. But, the landscaping is not the only thing that will help to improve the curb appeal of a home. The exterior of the house is as important as the landscaping in enhancing the curb appeal, and thereby improving the first impression that a person may have on observing the house.
Remodeling the exterior of a home includes improving the sidings, windows, roofing and gutters. Complete replacement or partial replacement will depend on the state of the house, and the years that would have passed without any improvements to the exterior. There are essential benefits in doing a complete remodeling of the exterior of a house. This article will highlight several important benefits in this regard.
Enhancing the Market Value of Your Home –
Remodeling the exterior will definitely have a good first impression on people observing your house. If the sidings are old, better replace them with new sidings as it will help to improve the protection that the house receives from inclement weather. New sidings will also help to shed water effectively, thereby minimizing the ill effects it can have on your home. Old windows can be replaced with new energy efficient ones. New technology has made it possible to manufacture windows that save energy and protect the interior of the house from the bad effects of UV rays. The roofing material can be replaced with the latest roofing shingles that will help to save energy, and maintain the roof for 4-5 decades more without any problem. All this remodeling work will definitely improve the curb appeal of the house, and thereby enhance the market value in leaps and bounds. You may remember that old saying “don’t buy a book by its cover”. This saying is still popular because this is exactly what people do. They buy things for the looks than for the content. This is true for a house, as well. Upgrading the exterior will have a positive impact on people’s minds, about your home.
You May Start to Love Your Home Again –
People don’t like things once they become old. This is a natural instinct, and it is true about a house too. Remodeling the exterior of your home may help you to feel good about your home again. Simple changes might make you love your home again. This is a good reason to remodel the exterior of your home without delaying it further.
Saving Money on Heating and Cooling –
Replacing old windows with energy saving windows will ensure you save money that is spent on heating and cooling your home. The latest windows have double or triple panes with dense gases inserted in between the panes that are helpful in preserving the heating and cooling inside the home. Some windows have reflective film laminated panes to protect your home from the bad effects of the UV rays of the sun. All this will help to save money in the long run, and it will add up to a considerable amount as time passes by. This benefit is enough to think of remodeling the exterior of your home and replacing old windows with brand new energy saving ones.
Spend Less on Maintenance –
Replacing old exterior material with high quality and updated products will help you to save money that would have otherwise, been spent on maintenance work. Vinyl sidings need no maintenance at all and does not need any painting either. Replacing the old sidings with vinyl sidings will help to save a considerable amount of money on maintaining the house in the long run. Installing leaf gutter guards on your gutters will guarantee that you will not need to clean them out every year. This will help to save your time, and invest your time on something else that is more productive than cleaning the gutters. Leaking doors and windows could be swapped with new ones, and it will help to avoid bigger problems in the future.
Protection from Criminal Threats –
A well maintained and lit exterior will deter criminals from trying to enter the house when you are not in. Poorly lit exteriors and overgrown plants are the most helpful conditions for criminals to enter into your house. Motion sensitive lights are helpful in deterring criminals entering your home, as well as, help you to move about freely in the garden. This will also help to save on electricity bills.
Praise from Your Neighbors –
Remodeling the exterior of your home will help to improve your image positively, among your neighbors. If you improve the exterior of your home, your neighbor will no doubt think of doing the same thing. This is the competitive mindset of humans. When your neighborhood has great looking houses, the land value in your area will no doubt increase, as a result. This is another benefit of remodeling the exterior of your home.
The above mentioned are the major benefits of remodeling the exterior of your home. Remodeling will help to guarantee the durability of your home too.