Most homeowners know the value of curb appeal. However, they’re often hazy on which projects are worth their time, energy, and investment. While countless repairs could improve your exterior, only a few do double-duty as practical and appealing improvements.
After all, you don’t just want your place to look good, right? You also want every dollar you spend (or at least most of them) to extend your home’s longevity and value. So, which repairs increase both curb appeal and boost resale value? Keep reading below for our list of 5 projects that are worth the investment!
1. Roof Replacement
Not only does a damaged or dated roof look unsightly, but it also compromises your home’s structural integrity. The roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements – it keeps everything safe and protected. Roof replacement will not only help you sleep soundly; it’ll keep your place looking new for years to come.
2. Driveway and Sidewalk Repairs
We all know how sloppy cracking sidewalks and driveways look. But beyond being an eyesore, damaged driveways and paths could also be a serious safety hazard. Accessibility is more than just a liability; it’s basic hospitality. Clear walkways make all the difference for busy little ones, active teens, and older relatives who need extra care getting around safely.
3. Seamless Gutters
Much like forking out funds for a new roof, seamless gutters may not sound like the most thrilling home investment. However, we’re here to say that they’re well worth considering! Particularly in a state like Minnesota, that’s subject to harsh winter snow, and intense summer storms, seamless (no leaks!) gutters protect your home’s foundation from water and moisture.
4. House Washing
Consider this task a curb appeal secret weapon – afterwards you’ll be amazed by how fresh and new your home looks! Most professional power washing companies recommend cleaning your home and outdoor wood at least once a year. It helps keep mold and mildew at bay and makes everything look polished and pristine. (Trust us, your neighbors will thank you.)
5. New Siding
Last but not least, if you can’t remember the last time you replaced your exterior siding, then it’s time for further investigation. Ironically, because your siding is designed to deflect the elements, it could wear more quickly than other features. Bottom line: if your siding is past its prime, then your home could be exposed to potential (expensive) damage.
If you are in need of a quality contractor to replace your roof or siding, or install seamless gutters, contact the roofing experts at R&R Remodeling at (952) 856-0575. We have an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau and our team of roofing & siding experts will be happy to help you through your home project while making sure the job is done right the first time.
Rey Cintron is the owner of R & R Remodeling, Inc. and an expert in the residential remodeling industry.