Curb appeal is an important factor that affects your home’s value. Choosing the right exterior components, such as gutters and roofing, can help improve curb appeal. Hinkle Roofing shares a look into the mistakes that can affect your home’s curb appeal and should be avoided.
Not Considering Curb Appeal at All
Utility is always the primary reason for exterior remodeling, but there’s no reason not to choose options that improve how the home looks. More than a few homeowners choose whatever “gets the job done” and end up with plain-looking and unremarkable homes. With today’s manufacturing technologies, there really is no excuse to choose an inferior option when the difference would cost little, if at all.
Forgetting Home Maintenance
Exterior components such as roofing, siding and gutters are constantly exposed to the elements. Therefore, as with anything that is exposed to wear and tear, it only makes sense to have these components cleaned and maintained periodically. Your roof, in particular, needs to be inspected every year, with scheduled maintenance every two to three years. Even “low-maintenance” vinyl siding needs to be cleaned every once in a while. In addition to looking good, a well-maintained home is less likely to fail during weather extremes.
Lack of Planning
An effective exterior design doesn’t need to have intricate details or complicated designs but it has to look good together. This is why you’ll see plenty of advice online about your roof, siding, and landscaping has to be coordinated. For example, while cedar shake siding looks good on its own, but would be a visual mess if paired with roofing of similar visual texture. Properly planning your exterior remodeling with a capable contractor can prevent such visual disasters from happening.
Toys, garbage cans and damaged lawn ornaments should be put away. No matter how well-coordinated your home’s exterior elements are, they won’t look as good if there’s clutter everywhere. In addition to regularly cleaning the lawn, teach your kids to put away their toys when not in use.