If you live in an older home, chances are things are starting to look a little ‘tired’ on the outside. Damaged or worn out siding, peeling shingles and sagging gutters not only make your house look unattractive, they could also lead to costly water damage and reduced energy efficiency. True North Exteriors in Edmonton shares five benefits to an exterior home renovation.
Improved Curb Appeal
Updating the exterior of your home will give it a whole new look. You can choose from a variety of exterior siding materials and styles and update your trim. Replacing your old windows and doors will improve the look of your home and you can even replace or install a brand new porch or deck to enhance your outdoor living space. Not only will this increase your own personal enjoyment of your property, it will also be beneficial if you ever choose to sell your home. Curb appeal is very important to home buyers when they’re viewing listings and you want to impress them with your updated exterior.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Depending on what you currently have, installing brand new siding can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency. Plus, when you have that old siding off you can give your home an insulation upgrade as well. The professionals at True North Exteriors can inspect your home and recommend the best solution for upgrading your insulation system at this time.
Installing new windows and doors will also improve your home’s efficiency. Energy efficient windows will help keep the warm air in during the winter and new technology in windows will help block and reflect the suns heat in the summer.
Any owner of an older home knows that eventually things just start falling apart! Another part of the roof needs to be repaired or piece of flashing replaced. Perhaps your soffits and fascias are sagging, your gutters need to be repaired every spring and your siding and trim are in dire need of a paint job. Today’s exterior building products are more durable and require far less maintenance. For example, you can install new vinyl siding that mimics the authentic look of wood without having to worry about sealing or staining it every other year. Everything will look brand new and depending on the materials you choose, will stay looking that way for years to come.
Enhanced Security and Safety
New windows exterior doors are more secure than older ones. Windows can be installed with solid locking mechanisms and exterior doors can come with strong locks and deadbolts. While you’re renovating your home’s exterior you should consider installing some exterior lighting. Not only is it more safe to be able to navigate around your house when it’s dark, programmable or motion sensor lights will deter trespassers in the night or when you are out of town.
Increased Property Value
An exterior home renovation will increase your property value and most exterior renovations have a great return on investment. According to Remodelling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report for 2016 a siding replacement will re-coup 77% of it’s cost at resale and a roofing replacement will recoup 71.1% of it’s initial cost. Replace your front entry door and you’ll get back 91.1% of it’s cost. Not only will it increase your property value, it will also be more attractive for potential buyers. That means your house will sell faster and for a better price.
Exterior Home Renovation Contractors in Edmonton
True North Exteriors specializes in exterior renovations from roofing, windows and doors, eavestroughs, insulation, siding, deck additions and garages. They are accredited by RenovationFind which means they’ve been through our stringent screening process and have a proven reputation for quality craftmanship and customer services. Start reaping the benefits of an exterior home renovation.