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5 Best Exterior Projects for Summer!

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 3:45:15 PM

The real estate industry is not what it used to be.  More and more people are deciding to stay in their current house and make improvements rather than sell and upgrade. Others tend to perform renovations and remodel some parts of their home so it will immediately attract the attention of home buyers once they are ready to sell.  If you see yourself in one of these two categories, here are some exterior projects for your home this summer. You will see that simple improvements of roofing, siding, decks, patios, and windows can not only add elegance and sustainability to your house, but it can also increase its market value.

5 Best Exterior Projects


In terms of exterior remodeling, roofing is one of the most challenging tasks.  We all know that a solid roof is vital, as it protects your home and family from the elements.  Also, a perfectly installed roof can help regulate the temperate inside the house and lower your energy consumption.  On the other hand, if it is done poorly, it can lead to a long list of repairs.

Normally the cost of roofing is determined by its durability.  Slate and tile would be the most expensive while asphalt is the cheapest.  Another popular choice for homeowners is metal due to its affordable price and reasonable longevity.


A simple replacement your home's siding can create a dramatic facelift!  It can also increase the insulation and market value of your house once properly installed.  Highly consider the climate in your location when choosing the material for siding.


Studies show that adding a deck to your home can increase the return on investment up to 81% of the overall cost of building your deck.  A deck will not only add aesthetic appeal to your home, but it will also serve as a functional part of your house for your family to enjoy.  There are many options when building a deck, the primaries being wood and composite. Wood is less expensive, but composite is less hassle in the long run.  If you love kicking your feet up at the end of the day, grilling some steaks, and feeling a cool breeze...then a deck is certainly for you!


Your exterior project will never be complete without landscaping!  Building a patio out of stone, stamped concrete, or brick will definitely increase the appeal of your home.  If you want to "go all out", why not also add an enclosure or a pagoda that allows you to enjoy the relaxing beauty of your patio.


The current trend in home renovation when it comes to windows is to replace them with larger, more energy efficient ones in order to let the light pass through.  You also may just want to add more windows to a room that feels a little too "closed in".  The cost of new or replacement windows definitely pays off by decreasing your home energy costs and increasing the smiles on faces of your loved ones as they enjoy the view!

Enhancing the exterior part of your home may seem like an overwhelming experience, but it doesn't have to be! Our team at Perez DBR is here to help take the headache of home rennovations away and help you "Love Where You Live".

Topics: Roofing, Exterior Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Siding, Decks, Patio, Windows