Whether you bought a brand new home some years ago or found a wonderful deal on an older home that needs a bit of tender loving care, at some point you're likely to consider reasons for replacing the home's exterior. A professional pressure washing service can often restore a house to a new appearance, but the day will come when you need to replace what is there in order to maintain a home which meets the expectations of your family while maintaining curb appeal in your neighborhood and a welcoming appearance when you invite guests to visit.
Roofing Styles and Options
Roofing is often overlooked for cosmetic appeal unless there are multiple leaks and the roof needs replacement for sheer practical concerns. However, depending on the design of your home and how it fits into the local landscape, a roof can be a major part of the house's curb appeal and one of the first things people notice as they approach the house. You can never go wrong with basic asphalt shingles which are the paradigm of building in America, but there are options available for colors and profiles which may simulate tile, wood, or thatched roofing systems according to how you want to present the house.
Matching Gutters and Siding
Although the typical homeowner has a budget which prevents replacing the entire exterior of a house at once, it's always a good idea to approach the job with an idea of what you hope to eventually achieve. If you need a roof replacement, it's likely your siding is also reaching the end of its expected life. Even though it's going to be a few years before you proceed, it's always a good idea to decide what the end goal for your home is before starting a major project so your roof and siding will compliment each other rather than clash in styles. Gutters and shutters are also an important consideration, regardless of how nice the rest of your house looks it won't work if the trim doesn't match or simply isn't replaced along with the rest of your home's new exterior.
Finishing Touches: Windows and Doors
Again, although you may not budget everything at once, if the rest of your home's exterior needs replacement your windows and doors can likely stand an upgrade as well. There are so many options available that it is best to discuss with your contractor what doors and windows will best suit your needs and function according to your expectations.