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5 Best Exterior Home Improvement Projects

With spring in bloom, it’s time to get outside and get started on some of those exterior home improvement projects you’ve been waiting to do. Here’s the scoop on the best exterior home improvement projects to try this season!

Which of these home improvement projects is next on your list?

#1. Update the siding

If your siding is looking damaged or dingy, it may be time to invest in new siding that leaves your home looking its best. Refreshing the siding is one of those home improvement projects that can be as elaborate as you want it to be—whether you opt for a fresh coat of paint or invest in a big change, like swapping vinyl for real wood.

#2. Add an outdoor deck

An outdoor deck is the perfect space for enjoying meals with family and friends or sipping a cool drink on a sunny day. And like bathroom and bedroom additions, this home improvement project almost always boosts your property’s resale value. If you can afford it, a wood deck will give you an even better return on investment than composite.

#3. Replace the roof

This exterior home improvement project may not be as exciting as the others, but you really can’t put off a roof replacement until the last moment. If you’ve been making do with an old, leaky, or unsafe roof, it’s time to invest in a new one.

#4. Upgrade the front door

There are a lot of simple home improvement projects that can transform the look of your front door, like changing the paint color or installing molding to make the entranceway pop. But if your front door is old, drafty, or outdated, it may be time to replace it with an attractive and efficient steel or fiberglass option.

#5. Install new windows

Leave the old, drafty windows to haunted mansions. If your windows keep the house breezy in the dead of winter, this is the home improvement project for you! You’ll get better energy efficiency and an updated look when you install new windows.

We’ll admit it, some exterior home improvement projects are just more fun than others (give us a new deck and we’ll give you the perfect drink to pair it with!). But make sure you prioritize the home improvements that need your attention first, like roof repairs or window replacements. Taking care of these before they become a real problem can end up saving you money down the road…so you’ll have more of it left over for the fun stuff!

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