The home’s exterior is the first impression people will get. Your friends and family, other guests, or people just driving or walking past on the street will judge your home based on its curb appeal. Are their problems plaguing your home’s exterior? Could your home benefit from new siding, facades or style, and replacing your windows and doors? Perhaps it’s time for your home to receive exterior renovations? If a house has good bones, it is easier than many realize to give dated houses a complete facelift. Because an exterior renovation can make a huge difference, we put together the Ultimate Exterior Renovations Guide. Here are some of the most impactful updates homeowners can make to give their homes a transformative look.
Replace your windows and doors
These things are some of the most noticeable exterior items which have the greatest impact on a home’s overall aesthetic. In fact, the very first thing someone notices about a home is likely to fall within this category, whether that is good or bad.
Replacing windows and doors leads to energy savings
Even if a home is older and leans into that vintage or “Character” aesthetic, it can be maintained more tastefully by updating the windows and doors. Some manufacturers specialize in creating energy-efficient windows and doors with traditional “Character” design features. Older homes will benefit from updated siding not only in terms of looks but also as a measure to protect the structure itself.
New Siding for your exterior renovation
Completing an update to your home’s siding can completely change the appeal of your home. There’s a wide spectrum of options, materials, styles, and colors – to the point where it may seem overwhelming. We recommend thinking about the elements which are most important to you and your situation. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you want maintenance-free?
- Is there specific visual styles or colors you’re seeking?
- What is your budget for the materials?
- What about your budget for the installation of the siding onto your home?
- Other things to consider include the type of climate your home is in, if using recycled materials – or siding materials which can be recycled is important?
What’s our exterior renovations siding recommendation?
In most situations, we’ll recommend a durable vinyl siding for your home’s exterior. The siding material is designed for a variety of extreme climates, can come in a wide range of colors and styles, is affordable, and requires very low maintenance. In addition to the vinyl siding, we would plan to add an enhancement feature to the front of the home for increased visual interest.
However, we can work with your specific requests and would love to help you design your exterior renovations within context of your unique, individual style.
Exterior renovations to change the home’s shape
With a few changes to the facades of your home, your exterior renovations can get the ‘wow’ factor you desire. Completing architectural related tweaks are some of the most transformative exterior renovations. At Dash Builder’s we’ve completed numerous exterior renovations with a focus on the home’s façade renovations.
What are some of the reasons you might want to update the home’s façade as part of your exterior renovations?
When your home was built, it was likely built in the style of the times. There’s a high likelihood the style is outdated. Depending on the era your home was built in, it may not be in a style which is desirable – nor, make a lot of sense. Creating an extension or addition to your home can have significant, profound impact on how your home’s exterior is perceived.
Of course, you can’t just start digging up the ground or tacking on a second story. This sort of exterior renovation requires careful and calculated planning from conception to completion. City permits, authorization, blueprints, and profound knowledge of architectural design is required. This sort of home façade renovation is best left to the expert team at Dash Builders.
Soffit, fascia, and eavestrough
The devil is in the details, and that’s never more apparent than when soffit, fascia, or eavestrough need attention on a home.
These areas may seem like small accents to the home’s appearance, and indeed they are, but they can either tie together the exterior or send it completely the wrong direction. Updating these aspects can provide a sense of clean lines and intention.
Make landscaping and fencing part of your exterior renovations
Tasteful landscaping can make even unimpressive homes enviable. Planting flowers, bushes, or trees strategically adds a sense of coordination and care to a front yard.
Likewise, backyards can help update the look and feel of a house by adding things like wood fences, adding planters or garden spaces, or planting flowering trees.
Our exterior renovations can include porches and decks
An outdoor living space can tie a home’s exterior together in unexpected ways. The right porch or deck completely transforms a home’s curb appeal by accenting the measures that have already been taken in color and texture.
Porches are also an excellent way to frame the front of a home and make it appear more symmetrical. Porches can be screened in to provide additional outdoor living space that has protection from insects and the elements.
A new roof can sound like a daunting undertaking, but it’s often necessary for a home’s structure as well as for transforming its look.
There are all sorts of shingles and roofing materials available now, so no matter the intended aesthetic exterior of a home, there’s bound to be a roofing option that matches it. Manufacturers have changed their methods to accommodate the growing demand for recycled and sustainable roofing materials, so finding something for your home that is “green” and still has the look that you want to achieve is possible.
Ready to start your home’s exterior renovations?
No matter what sort of exterior renovation – whether it be replacing windows and doors, updating your home’s siding, or completing a full façade renovation Dash Builders is here to help. Contact us today to discuss the changes you want to see and let us give you the exterior of your dreams!