5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Curb Appeal Boosts Your Home’s Value
Curb appeal. We hear the term quite a bit, but many don’t really understand what it is. It’s actually quite simple: when you stand on the curb and look at your home, what do you notice? If you notice dead flowers, shoddy siding, and a curled asphalt roof, then your home is lacking in curb appeal. But if you notice a nicely manicured lawn, a fantastic metal roof, and clean siding, then your curb appeal is spot on.
Whether you’re going to sell soon, or you just want to have the nicest house on the block, investing in curb appeal is well worth it. Here are 5 ways that you can improve the curb appeal of your home, and live better.
Upgrade to a High Quality Metal Roof
Did you expect to come to a blog for a metal roofing company and not see that upgrading to a metal roof on the list? The truth is, however, that we’re not just saying it because that’s what we do. We’re saying it because it’s true.
The condition of your roof is immediately recognized by those who come to your home. Now if you have a basic asphalt roof that’s a few years old, it will be seen but not really considered. Your roof, it turns out, goes to the extremes. A worn roof that looks terrible is noticed, and detracts from the curb appeal. A new roof that looks amazing gets noticed, and adds to the curb appeal.
Make your house stand out from the others with a high quality work of art on top of it. Whether you go for standing seam metal, or metal shingles, the roof matters.
Replace Old, Broken, or Ugly Gutters
Much like the roof, gutters are noticed when they’re not up-to-snuff. If your gutters are old and broken, people will notice right away. If they’re just basic gutters, they probably won’t be noticed. If they’re nice crisp seamless gutters, they will be noticed right away.
Gutters, however, aren’t just for looks. They play an important role of moving the water away from your house, to protect your foundation. This is especially important when the weather gets a little colder. Water in the day can turn to ice in the night. That ice next to your foundation can cause serious problems.
Upgrading to seamless gutters will improve your curb appeal, and help your home last longer.
Plant Some Flowers
Imagine how you would look if every piece of clothing that you wore was brown, gray, white, or black. People may not notice right away, but they would notice that something was a little off. Eventually they would catch on, and wonder why you don’t liven it up with some color. Even something simple like blue.
Your home is the same way. Liven up the outside with some flowers! They’re incredibly cheap (For $20 you can have a great flower bed), easy to care for (a little water every day or two), and they make your house pop. If you want to go all out, install some window baskets.
Consider a White Picket Fence
A good job, a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence, and 2.5 kids. It’s the American dream, right? The truth is that a white picket fence is highly desirable because it gives your home that charm. It makes people think that this is where they should be.
Putting one in is a lot easier than people realize. It does take a lot of paint, and it does take some planning, but you can do it yourself and improve your curb appeal and the value of your home in just a couple of weekends.
Bonus: even though the fence isn’t big enough to keep anyone out, it does indeed protect your home.
Update, or at Least Clean, Your Siding
Many houses around the country have vinyl siding. It’s cheap and easy to install, so it goes on a ton of homes. The problems, however, are big. First, it gets torn up in a hail storm. Then people replace the vinyl with more vinyl (which will get torn up in the next hail storm). The second problem is that it gets Vinyl mildew is a pain to get off. It clings on tight, and scrubbing it does little. But there are ways to remove it. If you can catch it in the early stages, wipe it off with a 30% vinegar and 70% water solution. If not, then power washers are your friend.
Take care when you power wash, you could end up punching holes in the vinyl. If that happens, it’s probably time to just upgrade to LP Smartside.
Beartooth Metal Roofing Helps with Curb Appeal
We do metal roofing because we know the value. We have honed our craft so that your home ends up with a high quality metal roof that looks absolutely amazing. Your home is better protected, stands up to hail, is worth more, and you will likely have lower utility bills.
If you’re ready to get started on improving the curb appeal of your home, then let us start by putting on a metal roof on your home.
Call 406-839-0084 to get your quote today.