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It’s no secret that people are buying houses at record speed over the last few months. The buying spree certainly benefits owners and makes even dated homes easier to sell. While homeowners can get away with postponing repairs in a seller’s market, it may not be in their long-term interest to forgo maintenance. Upping your curb appeal and driving buyer interest can help boost the ultimate value of your home.
Whether you are looking to sell your home or just make improvements to enjoy your space even more, projects that increase curb appeal can increase everyday homeowner satisfaction and keep your home listing-ready. Attractive home exteriors have additional benefits beyond monetary value; beautiful exteriors can improve neighborhoods and contribute to a greater sense of community. Furthermore, homes with professional landscaping and well-kept lawns sell at 7% higher than similar homes. To get you started, here are 4 ways you can increase your home’s curb appeal in 2021.
Surprisingly enough, the condition of your roof significantly impacts your curb appeal. Next time you are driving up to your home, take a peek at your roof and look for signs that your roof needs work. According to experts, the issues to look out for are: missing shingles, streaked or dingy-looking areas, and moss or algae growth. All of these eyesores can become weak points and will need attention immediately. Larger cleaning or repair projects may require professional maintenance.
If your roof needs complete replacing, you might attract potential buyers with a custom roof. A wide variety of asphalt shingles colors are available to complement your exterior house color. Metal roofs have a longer lifespan and also come in an assortment of different designs and tones to beautifully highlight the pitches and angles of your roofline.
Few things in life are more satisfying than a pressure washing before and after; it’s an instant win for any homeowner looking to transform their exterior affordably. Pressure washing reliably cleans a variety of surfaces around your home’s exterior by removing buildup from oil, dirt, and rain. From siding to sidewalks, and almost every surface in between, pressure washing is a tried and true method for a boost in curb appeal.
One tip from the professionals–when it comes to pressure washing, please note that many models come with different power and nozzle types. Using the wrong nozzle on a surface can actually cause damage to your home. If you are unsure about what type of pressure washer to use, please have a professional pressure wash your home.
A well-manicured lawn may seem like the only piece of landscaping that matters when it comes to curb appeal, but there are many ways to enhance your overall gardening design. Consider adding planters with colorful annuals or flowers to energize and enhance your space. A fresh application of mulch also improves your space by creating a uniform look and helping with weed control.
Incorporating lights around your home’s front walkway can extend the beauty of your home well into the golden hour. Solar-powered lights are a relatively inexpensive yet effective way to light up your front path.
The benefits of painting your home are seemingly endless, but one of the main reasons to keep a fresh coat of paint on your home is the added curb appeal. Your home’s exterior surfaces are built to withstand the weather we typically see in Thurston and Pierce counties, but over time the paint on these surfaces begins to deteriorate.
Not only does paint lose its luster, but it also can leave your home vulnerable to moisture and rot. Hiring a professional contractor to ensure a quality paint job not only protects your home but boosts your curb appeal and buyer interest.
As winter weather recedes, it’s time to take advantage of fewer rainy days and tackle outdoor projects. Many painting contractors begin to fill their schedules with exterior projects, but there is still time to make your exterior a bright and beautiful space.
The painters at Flying Colors Painting Co. are ready to collaborate with you to complete your roofing, pressure washing, and painting projects, and reach your curb appeal goals. We can’t wait to help you transform your outdoor space. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate.