If your home’s exterior appearance leaves something to be desired, there are three very effective ways to make a dramatic improvement. Replacing your old entry doors and windows, as well as opting for reinforced vinyl siding, will give your home a fresh new look that is sure to turn heads. It also offers a variety of additional benefits, such as increased resistance to the elements and pests, and superior insulating qualities. Here is a quick look at how these three projects can enhance your home’s exterior.
Replace your Entry Doors.
Typically, your home’s front entry serves as a focal point. It can stick out like a sore thumb if the door is cracked or weathered, has damaged hardware, or is an ugly color. You can change the entire look of your home by replacing it. You have plenty of options. For example, you can choose a fiberglass or steel door that stimulates a variety of wood textures. It can have as little or as much glass as you want. Plus the glass can be plain or decorative.
Pay careful attention to your door’s color. Choose a color that complements your home’s exterior color(s), but don’t necessarily play it safe. A door with a bold blast of color, such as red or teal, will be noticed and is almost sure to look fantastic if it goes with your other color choices. Also, put some thought into hardware, including the styles of knobs and handles, such as craftsman, contemporary, classic, traditional, or rustic, as well as the finish, including polished nickel, chrome, or bronze. Just make sure your hardware pairs well with the style of the door.
Opt for reinforced siding.
Reinforced vinyl siding is known for its durability, rigidity, wind resistance, and fade resistance colors. Thanks to its insulated backing, it improves energy efficiency and provides protection from mold and mildew, as well as pests. As an added bonus, it looks great and will vastly improve your exterior’s aesthetics, particularly if your current siding is rotting, cracked, faded, or just bland.
Reinforced siding is available in a wide array of colors, ranging from classic shades of white, ivory, cream, and gray to dramatic shades that give your home a more distinctive look, such as autumn red, yellow, or midnight blue. Again, be certain that the color(s) you choose complement the style and color of your entry door, as well as your roof.
Swap out your current windows for vinyl replacement windows.
Although you may not realize it, your home’s windows can significantly enhance (or detract from) its overall appearance. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, new Mountainview vinyl windows can also enhance the level of comfort inside your home. They improve energy efficiency by blocking chilly winter drafts and the summer sun’s heat. As an added bonus, they are often effective at reducing noise pollution. Vinyl replacement windows have a reputation for durability, require minimal maintenance and can increase your home’s value. In fact, a mid-range vinyl window replacement can have as much as a 77.5% ROI (return on investment) . This data means that spending $10,000 on new vinyl windows can increase your home’s asking price by around $7,750 if you decide to sell it.
It is of particular importance to consider swapping out windows if your current ones have cracked, chipped or scratched glass, rotten frames or don’t match the style of your home. (For example, if you have a modern home, you would want to stay away from Victorian-style window designs. They simply won’t look right.) The simple act of trading out these worn, outdated windows will give your home an instant facelift. Mountainview vinyl windows are available in numerous styles and colors to fully complement your entry door and siding.
Whether you choose to take on all three of these projects simultaneously or decide to do them one at a time with a bit of a break in between, you are sure to appreciate the gorgeous results.