During the festive season, people often have themed decorations. With the holidays coming up, it’s obvious to look at the existing home design and rethink certain areas of the house to compliment the festive themes, especially if it’s been long since the last home renovation.
You don’t have to wait until next year to start thinking about exterior home renovations. Beautify your home with exterior holiday decor along with some of these not-so-expensive exterior home renovations to complement the season.
Before you start with any exterior home renovations, always check for possible weathering problems your home already has. During the harsh winter weather, both exterior and interior walls can be affected by the condensed moisture from melted ice. Check for the following problems and treat them in advance before it is ruined with damp, musty-smelling houses as remodelling a house with these problems may create a more costly renovation.
Insulation keeps the indoor air warmer than outdoor air. The place responsible for the loss of heated air is the attic of the house. Insulating the attic with R-49 prevents heat loss and protects the walls from condensation, keeping the home warmer. You can set a temperature you prefer for your home at certain times of the day or night with programmable thermostats. Installing weatherstripping to the insides of the doors and window frames can control drafts from appearing. Install foam or felt weatherstripping to the exterior of all the doors and windows to prevent drafts and loss of heat.
During the snowfall, the snow gets clogged in the roof gutters. Also, the pipes get frozen due to low temperatures, causing some pipes to burst. During the day, when the snow on the roof melts, there is no way for the melted ice to flow out as the pipes are clogged. This causes the roof to have puddles of water that damage roof shingles and cause leakages in the ceiling. It is all a vicious cycle that needs to be checked well in advance. For those who haven’t cleared their down-take pipes and gutter pipes, ceiling leakages and cracks will continue to appear.
During winters, leakages due to pipe bursts or melted ice cause cracks in the walls and the ceiling. The exposed cracks will surely spoil the elegance of exterior home decor and ruin the holiday decorations that you have installed on the walls. Professional home renovators can easily fix shingles, leakages, cracks, etc. To prevent your home from any further cracks or leakages, do check for clogged gutters and clear them to avoid additional home issues.
Now that we have looked for possible household damages and how to repair them, here are some ways to decorate your home for the holidays. You could choose a typical colour scheme for your exterior remodelling materials.
Sidings cover the majority of your home’s exterior surface. Sidings prevent water seepage and also keeps the interiors warm. This insulation reduces energy consumption and load on the HVAC system. Since sidings cover a large surface area of your home exteriors, the colour scheme and style you choose for the sidings determine how other onlookers view your home. The right colour and type of siding that suits your home the best make an excellent first impression in front of guests and visitors. It also makes it easier for your buyers to like your property during resale. You could choose among many different siding materials that will upgrade the style of your home and modernize its theme. The choices range from vinyl, fibre cement, stone, and many other engineered siding materials.
A good eavestroughing system is essential for the shedding process to take place. Consult some professional service to utilize a seamless, cold-rolled technique that is efficient and able to drain away rainwater or melted snow. Eaves, fascia, soffits, and downspouts need to be perfectly sealed. For this purpose, professional installers can design the perfectly fitted eavestroughing system for your home.
If you wish to remodel a part of your exterior space, you need to rethink the parts of the house that need a replacement or repair services. You could never go wrong changing windows and doors. They are noticed first by guests and visitors. Installing windows and doors is quick. A new front entrance door would change the look of your home so much more than just repolishing the old one. You could also install front door walks on your porch to add a little detail to the entrance area.
You can express your style by choosing different classy door replacements that will eventually attract buyers. Explore different materials available like glass and different types like french doors that add elegance to your exterior home facade.
If it’s been a long time since you had any exterior home renovations, you could always begin this year before the holiday season. It’s the best time to explore and play with different materials and styles. Give your home a much-deserved makeover and upgrade your exterior looks with some simple remodelling ideas.