Maybe you’re planning to move out by 2020. Otherwise, you just want to have a beautiful home with a high value that nobody can deny based on aesthetics. Whichever you need it for, it pays to know the best curb appeal-improving tips for this coming 2020. As your friendly and highly-reliable roofing company in Calgary AB, it’s not just your roof that will help you improve its curb appeal.
According to experts, good landscaping, excellent roofing, and exceptional curb appeal can increase a home’s value by 12 percent of its base value. And if you’re situated in an excellent neighborhood such as ours, you won’t have any problems when it comes to residential depreciation.
Better Homes and Gardens has a few tricks that can help you improve your residential curb appeal. Aside from having excellent roofing upgrades such as an architectural asphalt roofing installation, the following can increase your home’s value significantly.
Upgrade the Front Door
A new front door instantly enhances your home’s appearance, and what’s more, it can greatly increase resale value. A recent study by door manufacturer Therma-Tru found that upgrading the front door of a house increased the perceived value of a $190,000 home by almost $8,000. Estimates for new entry doors start around $2,500, so you could actually make back triple the money you spend.
Take Care of the Landscaping
Curb appeal starts with quality landscaping that enhances the style of your home. Landscaping doesn’t have to be expensive; only well-thought-out, interesting, and cohesive. Pick a theme for plantings (native, tropical) and stick with it.
Refresh your home’s exterior—and increase your home’s value—with new siding. There are numerous options, including vinyl, cedar shingle, and seamless steel siding, but many homes are moving toward high-performance fiber cement products, like James Hardie® siding and trim. This durable siding is available in a wide variety of colors and styles (including scalloped and square-cut shingles), so you’re likely to find something that suits both your taste and your budget. When adding siding to your home, be sure to work with a trusted siding professional. Not only can they help you find a local contractor, but they can also narrow down the seemingly limitless siding options based on your preferred color palette, durability features, price point, and design aesthetic. (Continued)
Once you’ve finished with these aspects, it’s time to check up on your roof. Thankfully, the roof is the least of your worries if you have regular roofing maintenance. If you haven’t, it’s time you did. Alliance Roofing has an excellent list of roofing maintenance specifically aimed at improving your property’s curb appeal.
MISSING OR DAMAGED SHINGLES
Age and weather play a huge role in how your shingles look. They weren’t meant to last forever, so over time they will begin to wear down. If there is a huge storm that moves through the area, shingles that are loose or brittle can be blown off the top of your house. Not only can this make your roof look bad, but it can also lead to leaks, which can cause a lot of damage in your home.
RUST ON THE ROOF
If you have items that stick out from the top of your roof (and you more than likely do), then flashing is used around these things to make sure that they don’t leak. More often than not, the flashing is made from metal, which means over time, it can begin to rust. This can make it less effective at keeping water out of your home, and it can also reduce the curb appeal because rust is an unsightly element that shouldn’t exist on your roof.
ISSUES WITH THE GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS
Most houses have gutters and downspouts on them to direct water away from the roof and into the yard where it won’t cause damage. If these are damaged or missing, then it will mean that water can leak into the home. In addition, if they are pulling away from the house, dented, or broken, they can also make the house look run down and like it’s falling apart. Issues with the gutters and downspouts can reduce the curb appeal of your home. (Continued)
Remember, if you need roofing maintenance, repairs, or replacements in Calgary AB, you can always count on No Payne Roofing’s experienced team of roofers and guaranteed quality of results. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!