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Why You Should Renovate Your Home’s Exterior

February 23, 2022

Being a homeowner presents seemingly never-ending opportunities to take on projects of all sizes and types. While it’s natural in the dead of winter to find yourself thinking about how you can make your living space a little nicer, it’s important to keep in mind that exterior renovations can also enhance your relationship with your home.

Some of the benefits of exterior renovations include getting more enjoyment out of your property, improving the functionality of your space, reducing your maintenance needs, bolstering home security, raising your home value and boosting curb appeal in preparation for a sale. Below we’ll take a closer look at each of these benefits—maybe these are projects you’ve already been thinking about taking on, or perhaps you’ll get some fresh ideas to improve your home!

Getting more enjoyment out of your property

Exterior renovations are all about adding the personal touches that will make your home feel more like your own personalized living space and less like a standard, run-of-the-mill house. Adding an outdoor entertainment area, for example, is a great way to enjoy your property on nice days with friends and family.

Improving the functionality of your space

Whether you need a deck to accommodate an outdoor kitchen or a garden for your family, any exterior renovation that enhances your home’s functionality will give you more reasons to use it.

Reducing maintenance needs

Upgrading exterior finishes and materials can increase the lifespan of your home’s exterior, which may reduce the amount of maintenance you’ll need to do in the future. For example, sealing a brick facade with a long-lasting liquid sealer will help protect it from rain and other moisture that can easily deteriorate bricks over time.

Making your property safer and more secure

While most exterior renovations are all about personalizing your living space, sometimes the biggest reason to renovate is to make it safer and more secure. For example, adding a security system or even just new locks on an existing door will help you sleep better at night knowing that your house is less vulnerable.

Improving your home value

Renovating your home’s exterior can also increase its resale value. While you don’t want to go overboard on renovations, making simple changes that improve the look of your home can help buyers see your house in a new light and set it apart from others that are similar.

Preparing for a sale

Finally, making your home’s exterior more attractive and functional with minimal work can help you sell it with ease. If you’re considering selling your house in the near future, it may be smart to make outdoor improvements that will help your home appeal to a larger number of prospective buyers.

Some of the most beneficial exterior renovations to consider this spring include adding an outdoor entertaining area, updating roofing materials, improving insulation and weatherproofing features, adding new windows and doors and improving your home’s curb appeal with landscaping updates.

To learn more about how The RockAway Company can help you get your home ready to enjoy this summer and beyond, reach out to us today.

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