You want your home’s curb appeal to make a great first impression. Here, local builders share ways to give your abode’s façade a facelift.
Patrick Devers, Gundaker Construction
• Sharp shingles. Asphalt roofing mimics the high-end look of slate or cedar shake shingles.
• Upscale accessories. Large-scale custom copper vents add upscale appeal to your roof while increasing ventilation.
• Attractive alternatives. Composite material—Trex, Azek or Evergrain—serves as an attractive alternative to real wood by minimizing maintenance and mold issues.
• Dramatic entrance. Custom stone work, stamped concrete or slate tile on a porch makes for a dramatic entrance.
• Home highlights. Solar-powered lights and positioned spotlights combined with custom pillars create a warm welcome.
Dave Dunlap, Consolidated Construction
• Point of interest. Dormers bring a unique emphasis to the home's second story.
• Lighter and longer. Lengthening windows also enhances the home’s exterior.
• Magnificent makeover. New windows, siding and roofing can complement the existing exterior, as well as increase insulation for greater comfort in the interior.
• Warm welcome. The addition of a front porch gives the home a welcoming and well-lit, secure entrance, while also creating a new outdoor entertainment space.
• Fantastic facelift. Grouped porch columns, rather than heavier single columns, help retain a ‘light’ feel to the front façade.