According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, curb appeal is the visual attractiveness of a house as seen from the street. Curb appeal is a catch phrase often used by the real estate industry, but first impressions matter even if your house isn’t on the market.
Many outdoor beautification projects are do-it-yourself endeavors that can be tackled in a few days. Others, like roofing repairs or tricky construction projects, require a seasoned professional like Centennial Roofing. Here are six weekend projects that will beautify your home’s exterior.
Spruce up your Front Door
Giving your front door a new coat of paint is an easy way to add a bit of zing to your entryway. Choose a hue that compliments your home’s finish and adds a pop of color to the front of your house. A gallon of exterior paint in either satin or gloss is all you need. A new door-knocker, and a seasonal wreathe will finish the look.
Landscape your Front Yard and Walkway
Liven up your front yard and walkway with colorful plants that are beautiful and easy to care for. Easy, flowering shrubs that grow well in Texas, include azaleas, oak leaf hydrangeas, and spirea. Use these as foundation plantings to add interest and color to your front yard. Perennial plants for walkways and flower beds should be easy to care for and maintenance free. Consider Texas Columbine, garden phlox, or perennial salvia for a summer full of easy color.
Paint the Trim around Windows and Doors
Tired, peeling trim paint speaks of neglect. Gently scrape off peeling paint, add a coat of primer, and finish with a high-quality exterior paint in a color that matches your siding.
Wash your Windows
During the heat of the Texas summer, dust and grime easily collects on the outside of your windows, giving your house a grungy appearance. Clean your windows like a pro, and use a squeegee with soap and water instead of rags or newspaper.
Maintain your Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts don’t just collect rainwater. As the water runs off your roof, it collects all kinds of debris, clogging gutters with leaves, dirt, and insects. Clean your gutters at least twice a year, and give them a coat of paint if they’re looking drab.
Clean and Repair your Roof
A dirty, damaged roof is certainly an eyesore and should be taken care of promptly. Discoloration caused by dirt, mold, and algae can be washed off with a bleach and water solution. Do not use a pressure washer, as this may harm your shingles. Damaged roofing that is not promptly repaired can cause leaking inside your home. Centennial Roofing is committed to providing the highest-quality roof repair and maintenance, protecting your home and your investment. Call Centennial Roofing at (972) 223-1765 to request a free estimate for any roofing repairs your home might need.