As the seasons change, so do a lot of other things. The temperature, the style, the food and more. One opportunity for change you might overlook is your own home! As the fall approaches here are 5 simple changes that can be made to the exterior of your home to get it ready for the new season.
#1: Paint the Front Door a New Color
The front door is the first thing someone sees before entering your home, so why not give it a makeover? Something as simple and cheap as switching up the color of your front door can really change the appearance of the whole exterior of your home! It can tie the look together, or add a pop of color to stand out. Repainting that old, faded, and nicked up door can really give the illusion of a new look for your home.
#2: Replace All the Screens in Your Windows and Doors
Nothing makes a homes exterior look more unwelcoming than worn down, aged, or broken screens on the windows and doors. A seasonal change is the perfect time to make your home look put together. New season, new home! Repairing any old screens on the exterior of the house will change the appearance to make it seem more welcoming.
#3: Touch Up the Trim
Fall is a good time to freshen up and protect the exterior trims on your home. The wooden trim around windows and doors, above and around overhead garage doors, and around the post base and fascia boards can be painted. A fresh coat of paint outside can typically last 3 to 5 years depending on weather exposure.
#4: Re-Caulk Your Windows and Doors
As time goes by, the protective seal between nasty weather and the inside of your home begins to wear down. Caulk protects the interior of your home from exposure to harsh weather such as rain, cold temperatures, and winds. Taking the time to seal up your windows and doors before the temperature drops will make your home a comfier living space, as well as save you some money on having to crank up the heat!
#5: Go "Maintenance-Free"
Some of these exterior trims can be either replaced with PVC material or wrapped in metal to protection against water damage and dry rot. The "maintenance-free" option can last longer (15 to 20 years or more) than painting over existing wood trims. The up front cost can be more than painting, but in the long run, the savings add up from less frequent painting needs, and the house is better protected from the elements.
With those quick easy changes, you’ll have what feels like a beautiful new home approaching the fall season. Ready to start but don’t have time to DIY? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Specializing in almost any and all home repairs, we here at Andy OnCall will have your home looking brand new in no time. Click HERE to get a free estimate today!