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How to Know if Your Home Needs Exterior Renovations

Wondering if your home exterior is in need of some updating and renovations? Aside from obvious situations where damage must be addressed immediately, it can be tough knowing whether the exterior of your home needs some TLC. After all, it most likely looks the same as it always has. Here are some handy tips to better help you determine if it’s time for a home exterior revamp. 

The exteriors of our homes take quite a beating living in Calgary. Wind, hail, snow, sun, and torrential downpours bring with them the destructive potential that can make any homeowner a little queasy in the stomach. But what if your home has been spared from the elements? How are you to know if its exterior is in need of some renovations? Read on to find out.

The importance of your home’s exterior cannot be underestimated. It protects you and your family from the harsh weather Calgary is known to throw at us every so often. It’s also the first thing prospective buyers will see when they arrive to your home, and it’s the best way to differentiate yourself from the rest of your neighbours.

Even if you don’t plan on selling your house anytime soon, it can’t hurt to have the outside of it looking its best. Here are a few signs that some updating or renovations for your home’s exterior are in need of happening.

Your home’s interior is a lot nicer than its exterior

Since we spend a good chunk of our time inside (especially during the winter) it makes sense that homeowners in Calgary would be primarily focused on updating or renovating the interior of their house before doing anything to the exterior of it. But if the interior of your home is starting to look a lot nicer than the outside of it, that’s a sign you need to begin focusing your attention on updating or upgrading your home’s exterior.

The other homes on your block are making yours look outdated

If you look around your neighbourhood and see a bunch of nice updated home exteriors and then look back at yours and think to yourself “Yikes”, that’s a sign your home exterior is in desperate need of some upgrading or renovating. The renovations don’t have to be too crazy though. Even just updating the trim of your home’s exterior can make a huge difference.

You plan on listing your home soon

If you have plans to list and sell your house soon, you better believe that’s a sign your home potentially needs exterior renovations. Unless you’ve had them done very recently of course. By renovating the exterior of your house to bring it better in line with current styles and trends, you’ll be able to boost your home’s curb appeal and make it more attractive to a wider amount of buyers. 

While renovating the exterior of our homes is something we tend to put off until it’s a crisis situation, by keeping an eye out for the above signs or situations you can be better prepared to be proactive when it comes to keeping the exterior of your house looking fantastic. Should you ever need any help, feel free to give us a shout.