Your home’s curb appeal depends on the condition of your roofing and siding. This is not to say that other features don’t affect curb appeal, such as windows and shutters. But the roofing and siding will have the largest impact. For example, no one will care if you replace the front door if the siding is moldy or the roof leaks.
Roofing and siding affect curb appeal, but they also affect the function and safety of your home. That’s why we recommend working with Eikenhout for all your roofing and siding needs. We offer quality products at nine convenient Michigan locations.
Here’s how to increase the curb appeal of your home with roofing and siding.
Install New Vinyl Siding
Over time, your vinyl siding can fade from the sun. To refresh the look of your home, install new vinyl siding. Sometimes, faded house siding can be a sign of structural damage caused by UV rays.
When picking out new colors for siding, be sure to check out the color schemes of your neighbors’ homes. Contractors tend to build houses in a neighborhood around the same time. For this reason, neighboring houses often share architectural styles.
Choose colors that reflect the character of your home and neighborhood. Taking the time to do your research will help ensure that your vinyl siding improves curb appeal.
Replace the Exterior Trim
Exterior trim can draw attention to the architectural lines of your home. You can also use trim to contrast the color of your siding. For example, white trim paired with dark blue siding creates a traditional, timeless style. We can help you choose from a full spectrum of colors so you can find the right color combination for your home.
Install a Gable Peak
For new construction projects, you may want to consider installing a gable peak. Gable peaks reflect a classic architectural style that appeals to homebuyers. They’re also a perfect fit for traditional style homes.
If you are building a custom home or having your roof replaced, consider adding a gable peak. This will help create visual interest and increase your home’s curb appeal.
Extend the Eaves
Roof overhangs help protect doors, windows, and siding from precipitation. For example, adding a roof overhang over the front door can help shield your guests from the rain as they arrive.
Eave extensions can also act as an umbrella against the sun. That way, certain rooms in your home don’t receive too much light.
Replace Your Old Roof
(aka flat roofs) are great for maximizing the space inside a house. They make interior rooms more spacious because the eaves don’t cut into the rooms on the second floor.
Roofing shingles and steel roofing are also viable options for roof replacement. Eikenhout offers high-quality building materials for renovating the exterior of your home.
No matter what you choose, a new roof will always look better than an old one. There’s nothing worse than an.
Explore your roofing options so you can make the best investment for your budget.
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Contact Eikenhout to Get Started
Eikenhout has all the roofing and siding products you need to improve the curb appeal of your home. Call one of our nine Michigan locations or fill out our online contact form to get started. We’d be more than happy to help!
This blog post has been updated.