December 15, 2014

6 Quick and Easy Exterior Fixes

6 Quick and Easy Exterior Fixes

If you want to give your home a new refreshing look this summer, but don’t have the luxury of time to undertake big projects, you’re in luck!

Here are a few easy home renovation projects you can do to update your home exterior.

1. Repair Siding Flaws

A dent or ding in your siding is an annoyance, but a major rip or crack is nearly unbearable. Vinyl siding repair is not as expensive as you might think, especially if you just have a few places that need work. By taking care of these jobs while they are small, you can prevent major damages that could lead to major siding replacement.

2. Replace Broken or Missing Shingles

Even though it is on top of the house, much of your roof can be seen from the road. Replacing broken or missing shingles can instantly increase your curb appeal. Keep in mind that working on any roofing project can potentially be dangerous without the proper tools and experience. If you think you need to repair or replace missing or broken shingles, get in touch with your local roofing contractor.

3. Clean Gutters

Gutters are a very important part of your roofing system. During the summer, you should consider cleaning and repairing your gutters, in preparation for the winter. Well-designed and clean gutters are not only great for their functionality, but can also add to the aesthetic value of your home.

Making sure your gutters are clean and free from debris will keep your home sturdy against heavy rain and will keep the integrity of your entire roofing system intact.

4. Fix Broken Windows

If your windows are broken during the summer, chances are your racking up higher energy bills during hot and humid days. Summer is a great time to fix broken windows and consider window replacement to give your home an updated look.

Adding windows to your home will instantly give it an updated look and will let natural light in your home which can contribute to a higher home value. Window selections available today are not only attractive, they also offer enhanced protection against the elements.

5. Replace Your Door

Replacing your door is one of the easiest ways you can give your home an updated look. A new door can turn a home from modern to contemporary without a long drawn out construction project you may not have the time for.

6. Install a New Awning

If you’re feeling a little hot or simply want to add a bit of charm to your home, consider installing awnings or window boxes. Awnings don’t have to be boring! You can install an awning that gives your home not only shade, but also personality. Window boxes go with most types of home architecture and can give you a place to plant colorful flowers to accent your home.

Levechi Joe (2014 August 7) 6 Quick and Easy Exterior Fixes. Retrieved on November 17, 2014 from ExteriorMedics.com

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