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We have all been through those neighborhoods where the houses are lacking in curb appeal. Peeling paint, dilapidated patios, poor lawn maintenance. Nobody wants their house to fall into any of these unpleasant categories. As Summer comes into full-swing, it is the perfect time to start to beautify your house. Here are 6 questions to ponder that may help you determine how to improve the curb appeal of your home.
Is Your Paint Pale or Peeling?
Has your house lost the luster that it once had? Do you cringe at the sight of your house because of the faded, peeling paint? If so, it might be time for a touch-up. Maybe you want to choose a newer, modern color than the one that currently covers your house. Or, maybe you prefer to stick to the tried-and-true color you already have. Either way, a fresh coat of paint and the removal of the old and peeling paint is a great way to make your house more attractive.
Is Your Fence Falling Over?
Our relationships with our neighbors are often only as strong the boundaries we have. Nothing sours a relationship with a neighbor more than a fence that is broken and sagging. Take the time to fix up your old fence and you may be surprised by how much you improve your standing with your neighbors, and the rest of the neighborhood as well.
Does Your Roof Reflect Poorly on You?
Your roof is the last line of defense between you and the elements. It gets beaten and battered all year round by the weather. An ugly roof can make even the most pristine house look like a ramshackle shanty. Get those shingles replaced, holes patched, and/or that damage repaired. Maybe even replace your roof and add lasting value to your home (Summer is the perfect time to schedule a repair or replacement because the weather is more forgiving than the rest of the year). Whatever you choose to do, your house will look a lot better with a better-maintained roof.
Is Your Landscaping Lacking?
Dead grass, dirt spots, untrimmed hedges, unpruned trees, etc. These are all issues that can make your house stand out as the unsavory one that the rest of the neighborhood secretly talks about (face it, this type of gossip is a fact of life). Before it gets too hot, give your front and backyard some TLC.
Is Your Patio or Porch in Poor Shape?
A porch that is riddled with holes has steps that are cracking, and railings that are falling over is an eyesore, to say the least. Replace that old wood with newer, stronger pieces. Clean it up, make it look nicer, and maybe even waterproof it with a quality wood stain. Your house will look much more inviting if the front entryway is actually navigable and clean.
Does Your Door Leave Much to Be Desired?
Much like patios and porches, our doors let people know if they are welcome or not. A faded or broken door is not inviting in the least and gives the impression that you do not want company. Refresh your door with a lively new paint job or replace it altogether and let the world know that your house is not a foreboding, scary place.
Before You Go…
Increasing curb appeal does much more than making your house more attractive; it adds to your property value as well. Add some worth and desirability to your home this Summer season by fixing and repairing those neglected parts of your house’s exterior. If you feel it is time to get that roof repaired or replaced, The Roof Clinic has you covered. Contact us today for an estimate or for any other questions you may have. If we cannot help you, we can surely point you in the right direction.