Most of the time when you think of home renovation or maintenance it’s the inside of the home. But what about the outside of your home?
You can remodel the inside of the house as much as you like, sprucing it up with chrome surfaces in the kitchen, a beautiful feature wall in the living room, and some new pipes in the bathroom, but none of that can change the condition of the outside of your house.
You’ve just had the attic redone, and now it’s time to focus on the roof that covers it. You’ll also want to look at the siding that coats your house in a protective layer, among other things. Here’s a couple of things to keep in mind about how your house’s exterior looks, and how to keep up your curb appeal.
There could be some serious repairs that need to be done.
Repainting The Exterior
There are quite a few steps involved here, before you manage to get to any of the actual painting that is! You’re going to want your efforts to do some real good for your house’s exterior, and to not just cover up any damage or dirt you could easily cleanup. So before you break out the ladder and get your brushes ready, make sure you do these things first.
Get some kind of power washer, to make sure you’re washing the entirety of the house and hitting all those hard to reach areas. Then you’re going to want to sand down the plaster, if you have it exposed on your house, to make sure your new coat sits well and looks aesthetically pleasing once you’re done. Only then should you think about painting! All in all, it’s a lot of work, and you might be better off contacting a contractor for painting and remodeling to help you out here.
Window frames can get easily discolored, and even start to rot, so you’re probably going to need to clean them up, at the very least! But if that’s not a viable option, you’re going to want to get them replaced. Be sure to use a guide like this to make sure you’re removing your windows correctly, if you want to do so alone, and that you’re doing so with energy efficiency and safety in mind.
First of all, know your measurements – there’s no point buying the standard new frame only to get home and discover there’s no way it’s going to fit. Then, after you’ve fitted a new window, and it has a wooden frame, you’re going to want to cover it in some kind of preservative, to prevent similar effects from occurring again.
The outside of your home needs a bit of extra tender loving care every now and then, even if only for the curb appeal value of your property. Your house works hard to keep, return the favor!