When it comes to home improvements  all homeowners know that it is best to invest money into a home where the return on investment is the highest.  Exterior home improvements are one of the most sought-after services that contractors in Southeast Michigan are hired for.  A homes curb appeal not only boosts the resale value of your home when it comes time to sell but also helps homeowners sell faster.  In this installment we will discuss several exterior home improvementsthat not only improve the look of your homes outside but also efficiency on the inside.

New Windows

Not only do new windows look amazing they help to protect a homeowners biggest financial investment. By replacing your homes windows, you improve the appeal of your home as well as improving security and energy efficiency.  Homeowners now have many choices of styles to choose from when picking new windows including: double-hung, casement, awning, picture, transom, slider, stationary, and bat windows.  Newly installed windows are a popular exterior home improvement because of the beautiful way they finish off the look of your home while adding efficiency to the home that keeps a home warm in the winter and cool in the summer while reducing energy expenses.

Updated Siding

Another exterior improvement that many homeowners are choosing to pursue is new siding.  There are two main types of siding that professional contractors recommend: vinyl siding and fiber-cement siding.  Vinyl siding is incredibly versatile as it comes in a wide range of colors, textures, and styles.  Contractors recommend vinyl for homeowners looking for economical, durable, and virtually maintenance-free option for the homes exterior.  Fiber-cement sidingis another siding option that is attractive and resilient to various climates.  The benefits of fiber-cement siding include: a variety of colors that can be updated to choose from, weather resistant, fireproof, rot, swell, insect, salt-spray resistant, and are installed in a manner that the seams do not overlap which prevents mildew and mold growth.

Front Door Replacement

The front door to your home is as important as the smile is to your face; it is the element that welcomes friends and family into your home and speaks volumes about home on a whole.  There are so many benefits of a new front door including:

  • A 10% decrease on your energy bills with the installation of an energy efficient front door
  • Added levels of security to the home
  • A1 00% return on investment upon resale
  • Appeal to future buyers

DIY Cheap and Effective Exterior Home Improvements

Not all exterior home improvements projects require a huge budget to improve the curb appeal of your home.  Pressure washing your home, driveway, deck and walkway can give your home an update appearance.  Fresh mulch along with a weed free landscape are another boost to the homes curb appeal that cost almost nothing.  A freshly cut lawn and debris free lawn really can transform a homes exterior.  Whether you have a large or small budget you can update your homes exterior that allows the outside to match the inside.

Learn more about Kearns Brothers, a full-service home improvement contractor servicing all of Southeast Michigan’s construction needs by visiting their website at www.kearnsbrothers.com or contact a remodeling expert at 888.355.6700.

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