There may be snow on the ground and holiday lights everywhere you go right now, but it won’t actually be that long before spring is sprung. It’s not too soon to start thinking about those springtime home renovations you’d like to get done.
Updating the kitchen and making improvements to your home office may be high on the list, but don’t forget about investing a little tender-loving care into your home’s exterior, as well.
Why Should You Renovate the Exterior of Your Home?
While internal renovations can help turn your house into a home, exterior renovations have several benefits that increase your family’s comfort and add value to your property.
Updating the exterior of the home gives you a chance to change its aesthetic to your liking, it’s true, but the right renovations can also increase your security and safety, improve your home’s energy efficiency, and eliminate a lot of the time-consuming maintenance that tends to creep up as houses age.
Where should you start? Consider the following suggestions:
Roofing Renovations Protect Your Property From the Top Down
Most people don’t think about their roofing until they see shingles on the ground following a storm or there’s a leak in the middle of the living room — and that’s a mistake. If you wait until your roof is in obvious need of replacement, you may already have leaks in the attic, invasions of raccoons and other pests, mold behind your walls, and rising utility bills.
Replacing your roof not only protects your home, its contents, and your family from the elements, it also improves your home’s appearance — particularly if you choose to update to a metal roof or an architectural style. Not only are metal roofs environmentally friendly, but they can also last a lifetime.
Siding Renovations Increase Your Home’s Beauty and Improve Its Style
No matter what its construction, your siding is designed to last decades — but sun, wind, snow, insects, and heat all take their toll over time. When the color of your siding starts to fade or your utility bills start rising, your siding may have outlived its natural life.
Replacing the siding on your home also gives it an instant facelift that will leave it looking brand new — which can increase both your personal satisfaction and your home’s price point if you choose to sell in the future. Curb appeal is one of the biggest factors in how a home is perceived by others.
Adding or Renovating a Deck Can Add Functional Space for Enjoyment
The pandemic has increasingly caused people to focus attention on their living spaces, both indoors and out. A deck not only adds aesthetic appeal to your home and increases its value, but it also increases the amount of outdoor “living space” that can be put to good use.
Adding or remodeling a deck to your home can provide a private place where you can either relax with your family all summer or host parties and family get-togethers. The right deck makes a home a retreat from the world.
What’s the Bottom Line?
When planning home renovations, it’s always a challenge to balance your current and future needs, but you cannot go wrong with roofing, siding, or a deck.