5 Ways to Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal Value

Written by Posted On Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:32

Whether you have a starter home, or you have a million dollar manor, curb appeal adds value to your home. That’s important for those of us who love to come home to a beautiful oasis (and who doesn’t), and it’s crucial if you ever plan on selling your home. Now, if you want to be the talk of the town thanks to your home’s curb appeal, we’re here to provide you with the some home improvement tips you’ll need to make the most of your property. You’re sure to get the neighbours and impress passers-by with these home improvement, and curb appeal boosting tips.

Roofing replacement. 

Let’s start with the biggest and most visible part of your home: your roof. A well-built new roof never fails to boost a home’s curb appealhome’s curb appeal. It also offers an excellent return on investment. Remodelling Magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value Report states that homeowners got as much as a 71.7% return on investment with a full roof replacement. If you want a truly long-term investment, invest in slate as a roofing material and watch your home’s value rise.




Siding replacement. 

Your siding is the second most visible part of your home (apart from the roof), and is a vital element of your home’s curb appeal. Aside from the practical benefits of replacing damaged or discolored siding, a full-house siding replacement is also an opportunity to try a different color palette to complement your roof.


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Front door replacement. 

Your front door is the focal point of your home and it should always look good. A new, energy-efficient front door would be an excellent complement to your new windows, and not just for looks.


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Window replacement. 

If your windows still have single-pane glass, your energy bill is likely higher than it should be. With modern replacement windows in, you can enjoy the benefits of increased energy efficiency (and much lower energy bills) through insulated frames and dual-pane Low-E glass—the windows practically pay for themselves over time. And don’t forget: new windows always look good, even from across the street.


Gutter repair or replacement. 

Gutters play a key part in prolonging your home’s curb appeal by preventing problems caused by rainwater, such as basement flooding, wood rot, insects breeding in standing water and landscaping erosion. If your gutters are relatively new, a thorough maintenance check (and repair, if necessary) helps ensure your gutter’s longevity. Investing in a well-made gutter protection system, like Ply Gem’s Leaf Relief, also helps prolong your gutter’s service life.

Try these 5 ways of improving your house, and you will be well on your way to putting your humble abode on the map, with a little extra appeal.

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