15 Aug Here’s Why You Should Never Overlook the Importance of Your Home Exterior
Building a new home or buying one is an exciting time in one’s life. You can’t wait to make your interior design dreams come true. There’s no better feeling than waking up and seeing your vision of a perfect home surround you. However, as important as the inside of our homes is, sometimes it makes us forget there’s an outside.
Here are some reasons why you should never forget your home’s exterior
Sometimes our life doesn’t feel like our plain old life. During some moments, we feel like the main characters of a movie. Driving up to your new home is one of them.
Can you imagine the feeling of seeing your house for the first time?
Imagine turning up and being less than impressed. Wouldn’t that be the anticlimax of a lifetime? Your first impression sets the tone for the next phase of your life in the new home. The architect and interior designer may have done great with the inside, but you won’t know that until you step inside. It’s the exterior that says hello first. If it is not aesthetically pleasing, you’ve already lost the plot.
It’s not just you, but your friends and family. We all want our home to be impressive to others. What does your home’s exterior say about you? Does it give off the impression you desire? Or is it nothing much to marvel at?
Building a home is as daunting as it is exciting. We can often overlook the most important things while being fixated on others. Just remember first impressions matter.
Test of Time
A home stays in a family for generations. While some build only to resell it later on, many don’t. Most people are setting down their roots in a community for the decades to come. They hope their children and grandkids will live in this home after them. That is honestly a sweet thought. However, with time, everything goes through a little wear and tear, no matter how strongly it was built.
That is inevitable; nevertheless, how much wear and tear a home sees depends on the quality of its exterior.
A home’s exterior protects it from the elements. It keeps the rain, sleet, snow, dust, dirt, heat, and cold from getting to us inside.
Going through all that, it’s bound to need a little patching up now and then, like a fresh layer of paint or some roof shingles needing replacement; however, if the exterior is made of low-quality materials or through low-quality workmanship, it will need touching up much more often.
Once you’ve already spent hundreds of thousands or even millions on your home, you don’t want to spend hundreds of thousands more on constant repairs.
A bad-quality exterior also means issues in the interior. Low-quality windows mean dust can get in, and the air conditioning will get out. Low-quality walls mean water can seep in when it rains, causing seepage stains.
You can save yourself a whole lot of problems by ensuring the exterior was designed and built by experienced builders like Bella Homes.
You may have built your forever home, but anything can happen. If you’re ever in a tight spot and need to sell some assets, move, or retire, you might sell your home.
When you decide to put your home on the market, you’ll hope it sells fast. While it stays on the market, your life stays on hold.
The first thing any prospective buyer is going to see is the outside. If they don’t like it, they can return before stepping inside. While some people buy with the intention of remodeling, many buyers want something they can move into instantly. For many prospective buyers, changing a coat of paint indoors or the flooring seems a lot easier than doing anything to the outside. Who knows, the exterior could make them fall in love with the home.
If you intend to sell the home you build or plan to sell it but give it a makeover first, contact us, and let’s see what we can do for you. We can give you great new home exterior ideas.
How to Maintain Your Exterior?
If you want to ensure that your exterior stays as good as new throughout the decades, you need to:
Get the Roof Inspected
A regular roof inspection will keep any leaks in check well before there’s any seepage or water damage. When it rains heavily, or there’s lots of wind, roof shingles could move out of place or get damaged. This causes an opening through which water can fall into the attic and slowly seep into the walls.
Are you wondering when to paint your homes exterior? When your paint starts to dull, look old, and chip away, it’s time for a fresh coat. Depending on the paint you use, that could be as early as five years or as late as twenty years after it dried.
However, you don’t always need to get a full coat of paint everywhere. Spot-treating issues as soon as they show up, instead of letting them spread, increase the longevity of your paint job.
For example, if the paint still looks vibrant and there are a few cracks on a wall patch, you can paint over just that patch of walls. Fixing such small issues ensures they don’t develop into massive problems later.
Your windows are far more important than you might think. Nice, tightly shut windows keep out dust and debris keeping your home clean and tidy. If there are any cracks in the window, the air conditioning or heating will leak out. You would have to crank it up to get the same results, and thus your energy bill will go through the roof. Ensure to replace or repair windows when they go through any issues.
The outside of your home is as important, if not more important, than the inside of your home. It’s the first thing you, your family, and your friends see before they walk in.
A well-built exterior protects the home from unnecessary damage and repair. It’s also the first thing a prospective buyer would see. Take care of your exterior while having it built and once you’ve moved in. A happy exterior makes for a happy home.