Improving your home’s exterior for major curb appeal
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Improving your home’s exterior for major curb appeal

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Your home’s exterior makes a big impact on friends, family, neighbors, and potential home buyers—so make sure it’s a good one! Here are three ways to improve your home's exterior for more curb appeal.

Freshen Up Worn Paint

Peeling, mossy paint isn’t just unsightly—it can also make wood siding prone to water damage. To give your home a quick face-lift, paint doors and shutters a bold new shade. For a major makeover, repaint the entire house. You’ll be amazed at how much cleaner and brighter your home’s exterior looks in a day.

Find a local professional to paint your home’s exterior.

Replace Siding

Over time your home’s siding can wear out, leaving you with staining, patches, and cracks. Vinyl siding is an affordable low-maintenance option that has become increasingly popular. Gone is the plastic look—replaced by a range of colors and styles. Wood siding requires more maintenance, but some styles can last up to 100 years, while brick is expensive but can last the lifetime of your house. For stucco, a professional is key; they can help prevent unwanted cracks.

Find a local professional to install or replace siding.

Add a Deck

A front porch or a backyard deck is a great way to improve your home’s value. It’s also enjoyable for you and your family. A professional carpenter can help you pick the porch or deck that fits the era and style of your home.

Find a local carpenter to build your deck.


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