The Best Exterior Improvements To Do This Summer

The summer season always seems to fly by quickly, with only a few months of idyllic warm weather to enjoy with friends and family. This year, make the most of this fun-filled season by making home improvements that will add to the summer fun!

Fortunately, with the help of a qualified professional like Exterior Source, you can quickly complete home improvement projects with plenty of time to enjoy them before summer is over.

These exterior improvements are sure to bring the ultimate summer enjoyment to you and your family.

An outdoor entertaining area. Enhance your backyard with a brand new outdoor living room. You’ll increase your living space by extending the inside of your home right into the backyard. Decks are incredibly versatile and good for alfresco dining, family fun, and lots of relaxing. Not only is it a great addition for your family and friends to enjoy this summer, but it also has an awesome return on investment should you ever sell your home. In fact, Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report says that homeowners can recoup an average of 80% of the cost of building a new deck during resale!

A new entry door. Summer is the time of year when your landscaping and curb appeal really begins to shine. Flowers begin to bloom and the grass turns green, but even a tidy yard can look uninspiring if your front entry is lacking. A new entry door is a great way to make a statement while improving the overall look of your home. If your front door is cracked, warped, or weathered, consider investing in a replacement door this summer. Not only will it spruce up the exterior of your home during the warmer months, but it will be a welcome addition once the colder weather rolls around again.

Fresh new siding. The winter months are hard on the exterior of your home. If your siding is faded or damaged, consider having new siding installed this summer. Nothing improves the overall curb appeal of your home like fresh siding. At Exterior Source, we work exclusively with CertainTeed and James Hardie to offer homeowners beautiful siding options for their homes in both vinyl and fiber cement. These durable products are attractive, provide maximum thermal and moisture protection (perfect for those steamy Virginia summers!), help save on energy costs, and are virtually maintenance free.

Eye-catching landscaping. As a homeowner, you work hard to make your home welcoming and inviting. Landscaping is a great way to extend that feeling to the exterior as well by adding warmth, color, and texture to your yard. If you don’t have a green thumb or aren’t interested in lots of yard work this summer, consider adding low-maintenance shrubs and plants, such as a Summerific hardy hibiscus or Blue Star Juniper bushes. You can also create eye-catching layers in your yard by using elevated planters and hanging baskets.

Ready to start sprucing up your home this summer? Give Exterior Source a call for all your professional gutter, siding, roofing, windows, doors, and deck needs!

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