Nothing is more thrilling than the thought of fixing up your living room or redoing your kitchen, but sometimes it is hard to gather the same fervor for exterior remodeling. When you own an older home, it is tempting to focus on upgrading the inside first. Besides the obvious aesthetic change, not as many benefits come to mind with overhauling a house’s exterior; people want change that directly affects their day-to-day life. Instead, exterior remodeling has as many if not more benefits that you can start seeing straight away.
Studies show that newer homes of thirty percent larger size consume equal amounts of energy to older homes. For the good of the environment and your utilities bill, installing new siding, windows, and other exterior fixtures can make you more comfortable than a new set of cabinets ever could.
If you think your pets and children are a natural disaster on your hardwood floors, imagine was a real natural disaster does to your home’s roof and siding. With every summer thunderstorm and winter blizzard, your home’s exterior is slowly losing its integrity. If you start to notice any visible damage in your siding, you want to consider a replacement or upgrade. Ideally, you can beat the weather to the punch. Your standard asphalt shingles on your roof need replacing every fifteen to twenty years under normal circumstances, but one bad storm chips at that life expectancy. Preventative replacement means you only have to deal with construction, not a leaky roof.
It is hard to imagine while you are still paying your mortgage, but most places you live are not likely your last. Older homes are that much harder to sell because buyers worry about what is hidden behind the walls. There are not as many guarantees in regards to durability and safety as there are with a newly built home, and the overhaul of a bathroom will not change that. Instead, touting a new roof and fresh siding is more likely to ease potential buyers’ concerns.
For more information on the exterior remodeling of your Ann Arbor or Detroit area home, contact us today.