Does your home’s exterior feel a little bland? While a major renovation may not be in the budget, there
are often simple things you can do to revamp your home’s exterior. Don’t underestimate the impact of a
few thoughtful design choices! Small details like decorative garage door hardware or a new handrail on
the porch can add character and personality to your home.
Here are some other ideas to help enhance the look of your home without a full remodel.
A New Front Door
There are several ways to breathe new life into an old front door. If you’re on a tight budget,
repainting your existing door can drastically improve the appearance with minimal effort and
expense. Another option is to install a replacement door in a new style or color. With numerous
styles and colors to choose from, you can easily find something that expresses the personality of
your home. If you want to take it even further, have a professional door installer expand the
door opening so you can install double doors or a decorative side glass too. Finally, adding
seasonal touches like a wreath or new door mat are always great ways to spruce up your front
Trim and Embellishments
Trim and embellishments can upgrade your home without a lot of construction or expense.
Veneers, wainscoting panels, brackets and balusters are all items that can be added to your
home for decorative purposes. Just be sure to consider your home’s style, age, and location to
find something that’s suitable.
A portico over your doorway can add detail and dimension to your entry without breaking the
bank. Porticos come in a variety of styles and materials, so talk with a professional to determine
which architectural style suits your home the best. You can use simple basic columns or decorative columns and brackets to fancy it up a bit.
Adding a substantial size planter on either side of the front door will give a polished look to your
home’s entrance. Using ferns, such as Boston or Asparagus ferns, along with ivy and begonias or
geraniums, will give fullness and color to your entry, making it inviting and improving curb
Decorative architectural accessories are a great way to transform your home’s exterior without paying
for a full-blown renovation. If you’ve been looking for ways to boost your home’s curb appeal on a
budget, try these tips!
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration reports that up to 5,411 hail storms were recorded in 2015 alone, with siding being one of the most-damaged areas of the house. Siding manufacturer LP Building Solutions has recently announced that their best-selling LP® SmartSide® products are now warranted for hail damage. In this blog, siding and gutter installation contractor Exterior Source takes a closer look at how LP SmartSide stands against hail damage.
Tested for Hail Resistance
LP SmartSide products were tested by the National Wind Institute at their Debris Impact Facility, located in Texas Tech University. The test results have shown that LP SmartSide lap siding outperformed comparable fiber cement and vinyl siding. LP SmartSide didn’t show signs of impact damage when hit by 1.75-inch hailstones at 81 mph. Fiber cement siding, on the other hand, showed dents up to 0.201 inches deep after being struck by the same size hailstones at 74 mph. Vinyl siding fared worse after being fractured by a 1.25-inch hailstone at 57 mph.
This means when you invest in LP SmartSide, you know that the average hailstorm won’t even create a dent on your home, especially when combined with impact-resistant roofing and gutters. With spring and summer being peak hail months, it’s never too late to invest in siding that will truly protect your home.Other Advantages of LP SmartSide
LP SmartSide offers complete protection for your home. The lap siding is complemented by trim and fascia, shingles and shakes, panel and vertical siding, and soffit. It’s available in a wide selection of colors, textures, and profiles that will fit any home style. Thanks to its lighter weight, it’s one of the easiest exterior materials to work with. Longer lengths of up to 16 feet help reduce waste during installation. This also helps shorten installation time, with reduced seams. LP SmartSide products, when installed by a certified contractor, are backed by a 50-year prorated limited warranty. This includes a five-year, 100% labor and material coverage.
Exterior Source is your leading provider of gutter repair and siding installation services. Give us a call at (804) 275-5323 (Richmond) and (757) 464-2060 (Tidewater). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.
There’s nothing gloomier than a bare deck in summer. After all, the deck is the perfect place to enjoy the summer sunshine and a fresh breeze. Make the experience even more enjoyable by decorating it a bit. Read on as Exterior Source, a top roofing contractor in the state, shares some tips below.
Exotic hardwood is one of the most beautiful decking materials available. But owning a wooden deck means you have to commit to vigilant care and maintenance. With Zuri® Premium Decking, you can have the best of both worlds. Read on as decking and gutter installation contractor Exterior Source shares an overview of the features and benefits of Zuri® Premium Decking.
Concrete pavers are beautiful, affordable and easy to install on walkways and patios. As with most parts of your home’s exterior, concrete pavers are subject to regular wear and tear. In this blog, home improvement contractor Exterior Source shares care and maintenance tips for concrete pavers.
Is your home’s exterior in need of a refresh? If you’ve been contemplating an exterior makeover, these top trends will ensure your renovation stays fresh and on trend longer.
More and more homeowners are investing in their home to enhance its look, feel, and flow instead of solely for maintenance and upkeep. These exterior home trends for 2019 are sure to enhance any architectural style, improve you and your family’s enjoyment of your space, and increase resale value.