Whether you’ve lived in your home for several years or have just moved in you’re going to want to modernize t and place your own stamp on it. This usually involves a fresh coat of paint and perhaps a new kitchen, or even a new bathroom. However, many people forget about the exterior of their homes or question whether it is worth it.
The answer is yes. Of course, it will depend on the modification you wish to do and how long you’re planning to stay in your home. However, if you’re not sure about the value of changing the exterior then consider the first thing you looked at when you wanted to buy the house. Curb appeal counts for a lot.
The Benefit Of Cladding
The most obvious change to the exterior is the walls of your home. You can paint them or repair rendering damage. However, this is not necessarily the best approach. Cladding or curtain walls is effectively a blanket wrapped around your home.
It can be professionally fitted in very little time and you can choose your preferred style and color. In fact, you can even choose what material you want to be used, there is certain to be something within your budget.
But, this is about more than just improving the look of your home. Cladding also creates an extra layer of insulation which will help to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. That will actually save you money in the long term.
The cladding will also protect your original walls, helping to ensure they stand strong for longer.
It’s also much easier to maintain, making it a worthwhile investment even if you’re not planning on staying in your home for the next 50 years.
Upgrading Windows & Doors
It’s not necessary to upgrade your windows and doors every year, that would be a costly exercise. However, if they haven’t been done for a long time then changing them will improve the insulation of your home and the look.
You can choose between a wide range of options for your windows, including UPVC, wood, or metal. But, it’s the door that can really make a difference. There are so many styles of doors that you can choose from and an array of colors, this means you can place your own stamp on the door, confident that it will improve the exterior of your home.
Don’t forget that it’s the door that usually draws the eye when people visit your house for the first time.
The Smaller Details
If you’re going to change the exterior of your home then you should take some time to look at the finer details outside your home. This means looking at the gutters, shutters, and the window surrounds. These are the details that will quickly look tired if you’re busy with the rest of the exterior and neglect them. Even the outside lighting can transform the exterior of your home.
The question really is whether you’re doing the changes for yourself or to help sell your home, the answer will dictate your choice of materials but not which changes you make, they are all worthwhile.