Midwest winters can have a big impact on your home; from drafty doors and windows to leaky roofs and everything in between, it’s crucial to take measures to protect it. But, even the best-laid plans can go awry, and your home’s exterior can take a beating.
Luckily, winter can’t last forever! Spring is the perfect time to start planning ways to give your home’s exterior a little attention. With a few simple fixes, you’ll be falling in love with your home all over again. Ready to get started? Keep reading for a list of some projects that will help to spruce up your home’s curb appeal.
1. Inspect the Roof for Damage
Once the snow has been cleared from the roof, take some time to inspect it for damage. Look for odd spacing or curling at the edges of the shingles. This can be an indication that you need to have some shingles replaced. However, it could also be a sign of a bigger problem. Either way, your roof must be in tip-top shape to protect your home from the elements.
2. Clean Siding and Windows
Spring is a great time to breathe new life into your home’s siding. Walk the exterior of your home to check for any cracked or missing pieces of siding and replace them as necessary. With the needed repairs made, it’s time to wash away the dirt and grime. A power washer will be able to get into all the nooks and crannies and help the siding look brand new again. For the windows, use a regular hose with a window washing attachment to get them squeaky clean. Just don’t forget to wash the windows from the inside, too!
3. Freshen Up the Front Door
Nothing sets the tone for your home like an attractive doorway, so it’s essential to make it as appealing as possible. If your exterior door has seen better days, consider replacing it with a new one, which can have a significant impact on your home’s curb appeal. Another option is to add a pop of color with a fresh coat of paint. After giving the door an update, spruce it up with some decor. Hang a festive wreath from the door, add a welcome mat, and if there’s room, a few potted plants.
4. Update House Numbers
In the past, house numbers have been more about function than form. After all, they’re designed to help the mailman and visitors find your home. However, today’s homeowners are using house numbers to add a little bit of flair to their home’s exterior. Updating house numbers is a quick and easy way to make a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. Pick a set that not only complements your home’s aesthetic but also showcases your personality. Be sure to check out a few different locations, too, as house numbers may be more visible in another area.
5. Improve the Landscaping
Landscaping is a key piece to any home’s curb appeal. In addition to maintaining the lawn and landscaping in the summer months, there are a few things you can do in spring. Start by cleaning up any fallen leaves or debris that may have been hiding under the snow. Early spring is also a great time to reseed if there are any bare spots in the grass. Next, plant some spring bulbs and perennials to give the yard a little depth. Finish it off by adding mulch to the flowerbeds, which will also help the soil retain moisture.
To find out how Yanish Custom Exteriors can help you improve your home’s curb appeal this spring, get in touch with our team.