Making interior updates is important, but in reality it’s your home’s exterior that garners the most attention. With that in mind, you want your property to look its best. Falling behind when it comes to trends in exterior design can make your home look outdated, and perhaps even compromise your comfort.
The following are some modern ways to freshen up your home’s facade and reap the benefits of stylish and efficient improvements that may leave you with less exterior maintenance in the long run.
Upgrade your garage doors
In the past, garage doors have gotten short shrift, with limited options and hues relegated to washed out whites or boring browns. There’s no reason your garage doors shouldn’t be just as attractive as your entryway door. Don’t miss this opportunity to help your home stand out. Stylish garage doors complement your home’s appearance. If you’re in the market for a new garage door, look for one with a high R-value, which serves as an indicator of the door’s resistance to heat flow, making your home more energy efficient. If you’d prefer to stick with your existing door, change the hardware or repaint it for a fresh look.
Enjoy longevity of fiber cement
Durable, long-lasting, and low-maintenance, fiber cement is the latest trend in siding. In addition to being insect- and warp-resistant, this inflammable material won’t rot or require repainting for at least a dozen years. Pair it with the right insulation, and you’ll enjoy lower utility bills as you reduce energy loss. Because fiber cement is thick, installation can be more laborious than with other materials, which can translate into higher costs.
Embrace the durability of a metal roof
Available in an array of colors and styles, metal roofing offers enhanced performance that in some cases doubles the life expectancy of traditional materials. In addition to being fire resistant, this lightweight material has the ability to withstand wind and rain storms. Because metal reflects the sun, this style of roofing minimizes the heat that enters your home during the brightest parts of the day.
Stay neutral with natural tones
Wondering which color to select for your home’s exterior? Timeless classics such as grays, greens, and other earth tones are popular picks. Black or metal accents, particularly when it comes to window trim and doors, pull the whole look together.
If you’re ready to boost your curb appeal, consider these updates which will make your home’s exterior look timely while some simultaneously improve your energy efficiency.