Whether you’re looking to sell your house soon or you simply want to have the best curb appeal on the block, there are several things about your home’s exterior that can greatly enhance its overall appearance. In addition to just looking great, however, a few of the following things will also ensure that your home is safe and protected from future issues that may occur. The house you live in is both a place where you and your family live and get protection, but it’s also an opportunity to show off your personality and style, so when you’re looking for projects to increase curb appeal, why not choose tasks that do both?

How to Protect Your Home and Make it Look Great

Landscaping

It all starts with a fantastic landscape, right? There are several things that can make a landscape look healthy and enhance the overall appearance of your home. Consider setting up a sprinkler system to ensure that the grass is lush and healthy, trim any hedges that may surround the house or property line, plant some flowers near the front of the house, or add mulch to existing flower beds, and if you have taller trees in the front yard, consider hiring a company who can professionally trim them. Landscaping projects may not directly improve the safety of your home, but when low-hanging branches are cut back, it can reduce the risk of them falling and causing damage in the wintertime.

Driveway & Walkways

Nothing gives the impression that the house and property haven’t been properly maintained like cracks in the sidewalk or weeds growing in the driveway. Driveways and walkways require regular maintenance to prevent cracks from developing and if small cracks do occur, homeowners can benefit from killing any weeds and sealing problem areas. If your driveway is made of concrete, applying a concrete coating or epoxy will improve the longevity of the concrete and create a beautifully finished look.

Front Porch

If you choose to add a concrete coating to your driveway, continuing the look with your concrete front porch will create a cohesive look for the entire curb appeal. If you’re focusing on the front porch, there are several other projects that you can tackle at the same time, including adding some simple decor. The front porch is one of the best areas to play around with your style and personality. Add a couple rocking chairs, a long bench with some throw pillows, large vases with flowers or potted plants, or refresh any old railing by removing old, chipped paint and applying a fresh coat.

Power Washing

If it’s been a few years since your home has been thoroughly cleaned, you may want to consider a professional power washing. Power washing can remove years of built-up dirt, debris, stains, and even mold and grime from the driveway, sidewalks, decks, porches, and the house’s siding. When you choose to power wash, however, make sure you hire a professional power washing company who understands how the pressure can affect various surfaces. Wood or stucco siding, for example, can become damaged when the pressure is too high. When it’s done correctly, however, this project can greatly increase the appearance and cleanliness of the house and yard, and can prevent other issues from developing, like damaged siding.

Exterior Painting

Over time, the weather can do a lot of damage to your home’s paint. If the paint on your house is peeling, cracking, fading, or blistering, it’s time to hire a house painter to apply a fresh coat of paint. When you start to see certain issues like peeling or cracking, it’s much easier for rain and snow to damage the underlying siding. And when the siding becomes damaged, replacing or repairing it can be a much more costly project. Updating the exterior paint on your home is a great way to quickly and affordably enhance the curb appeal, and can also prevent issues like mold from developing. A reliable painting company will ensure that the job is done with precision and that no details are left unchecked.

Windows

The windows are often overlooked when trying to increase the value of a home or when enhancing the home’s curb appeal, so replacing them with more energy-efficient windows or repainting them to get rid of cracking or peeling paint is a must. Just make sure to hire a professional house painter who understands the importance of doing it right. No homeowner wants to see splatters of paint on the glass or on the siding. Updated windows, especially energy-efficient products, can have a significant impact on your energy bill.

There’s no doubt that there are dozens of projects that homeowners can tackle when looking to increase the home’s resale value or to improve the overall exterior appearance. The trick with any exterior project is to choose a company who values quality and providing honest service from start to finish.

Work With Integrity Painting in Winnipeg

From exterior house painting to concrete coating to power washing and many other exterior services, the contractors at Integrity Painting can do it all. Since 1992, we have been serving the Winnipeg area with quality service and we are dedicated to helping each client get exactly what they envision for their home. Our team of house painters approach every project with the mindset that quality matters, that the opinion of our clients matter, and that completing each job with the highest level of detail matters. If you’re not completely satisfied with our work, we’ll do what we can to fix the problem before you make the final payment. So whether you’re selling your home or just want to add a touch of style, get in touch with Integrity Painting for a free quote.