Home Exterior Makeover Before Summer
Depending on where you live, winter has either been brutal and cold or unseasonably mild. But one thing that all regions can celebrate is that winter will soon be over. With warmer temperatures and sunnier days on the horizon, now is the time to start thinking about giving your house the home exterior makeover it probably needs.
Looking for some inspiration? Here are five easy house exterior facelift ideas that you can choose from to transform your home into the envy of the block this summer.
#1: Try the German Smear Painting Technique
If your home has a brick exterior that has seen better days, you might be thinking about replacing it with another type of siding. But why shell out a lot of money to replace your brick façade when you can give it an all-new look using an easy painting technique called “German Smear?”
While this is often called a painting technique, it doesn’t involve paint. Instead, you apply a layer of wet mortar over the bricks. As the mortar dries, it provides a rough texture to the bricks and gives them a look that’s pleasantly rustic and fashionably distressed with patches of red brick showing through the white mortar.
#2: Clean Up the Landscape
You can’t believe how much your home’s landscape matters when it comes to improving curb appeal. If your property is overloaded with trees, shrubs, and other foliage, then your home may benefit from scaling back the greenery. This will instantly brighten up the look of your home and help keep that pesky moss from growing on the sides of your home this summer.
Or, on the other hand, if your front yard is barren, then simply adding a few plants or shrubs in strategic spots can quickly lend it more character and style.
#3: Paint the Siding
If you have aluminum or vinyl siding that’s showing its age, you can give it an easy facelift by applying a fresh coat of paint over it. Of course, before you get out the ladder and get to work, make sure you clean the siding thoroughly and then wait for it to dry. If you aren’t keen on working with wet mortar (German Smear technique), then painting is also an effective way to freshen up any dated brick exterior. New vinyl siding from Thompson Creek is the best way to boost curb appeal.
#4: Install a New Front Door
Your home’s front door is what will likely shape the overall impression of your home in the minds of your visitors. So, this spring will be a great time to finally replace your worn and dented front door. If you’re worried about the expense, don’t think too much about it. The amount of money you invest in your new door will be well worth it because your home’s value will increase by that same amount or higher.
#5: Replace the Windows
You can have a beautiful home exterior, but if your windows are fogged, that’s all people will notice. But more importantly, that foggy appearance is proof that the window’s insulative properties have been compromised. By replacing those windows, you’ll make your home more beautiful on the outside and more comfortable and energy-efficient on the inside.
Schedule Your Home Exterior Makeover Now
Summer is coming fast, so if you’re thinking about having replacement windows, siding, or a new front door installed, then you want to get on your contractor’s calendar now. At Thompson Creek, we offer a complete selection of solutions that can give your house the exterior facelift you’re looking for.
From energy-efficient replacement windows to ultra-secure, state-of-the-art front doors to durable, low-maintenance vinyl siding, all our products are made in-house and installed by the very best professionals in their fields. And, everything comes backed by our no-hassle warranty.
To learn more about our home exterior makeover solutions or to get a free estimate for an installation, contact Thompson Creek today.