Why You Should Start Home Renovations with the Exterior
If you have a lot of upgrades you’d like to make to your home, you might wonder what the best order of home renovations is for you to follow. We recommend getting started with your home exterior remodeling before you move on to interior spaces.
While we understand the temptation to get right to that big kitchen or bathroom remodel, there are a variety of reasons why starting with the exterior makes more sense.
Here are a few examples of some of the benefits of home exterior remodeling for you to consider as you plan out the timeline of your projects:
- Improve home value: Many exterior projects will do more to improve the value of your home and give you a stronger return on investment (ROI) than interior projects. For example, replacing siding or repainting a home is one of the best ways to boost your home’s value. The siding will not only dramatically increase the curb appeal of your property but also will help boost energy efficiency, as new siding provides better insulation.
- Appeal to buyers: There are certain types of projects that buyers of homes do not want to have to take on themselves, so seeing a listing where that project was already done will make them more likely to investigate the home. One example of such a project is installing a new roof. This is an expensive project and one that’s not particularly fun, so home buyers want to be able to take their roof for granted for quite some time after they move in. If you have a roof with missing shingles or one that has been leaking regularly, it’s a good idea to replace it before taking on any interior work, especially if you intend to sell it any time soon.
- Cut down on maintenance: Taking care of certain exterior remodeling tasks can help you reduce maintenance needs at the property. For example, adding a new roof will prevent you from having to worry about leaks, water damage and missing shingles. Installing gutter guards will prevent you from having to clean out your gutters or worry about the fascia separating from the structure of your home or garage due to weight. Sealing a deck will prevent you from having to worry about replacing rotting boards. These investments affect the rest of your home and save you money and time in the long run.
- Improve energy efficiency: Some types of exterior projects will do much more to boost your home’s energy efficiency than most interior remodeling projects. For example, adding new energy-efficient windows throughout your home can significantly cut energy expenditures, so too can adding new siding, which can offer additional insulating properties.
These are just a few of the biggest reasons why home exterior remodeling projects should come before you start to take on some of the more fun interior projects. For more tips and information about how to handle your upcoming remodeling projects, contact us at Green View Building & Design Company, Inc.
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