Curb appeal is one of the most important aspects of your home's value. To sell your home at the highest price possible, enhancing the curb appeal is smart. Fortunately, there are many ways to update the exterior look of your home to ensure it has a good first impression.
New siding is one of the best investments you can make on your home when it is time to sale. On average, new vinyl siding can offer you an estimated 78.2 percent return on your investment. Of course, knowing which color and style of vinyl is suited to your home is essential. Here are a few tips to consider when selecting new vinyl siding for your home's resale value.
One of the first things you need to consider is what is permitted by your local community or neighborhood association. If you live in a rural area that is not in a subdivision or community, you do not need to seek out any approval. However, if you live in the city limits or a neighborhood that has a homeowner's association, make sure to consult the government or board first.
In most cases, an approval will require an application process. Your application will require a detailed plan on what you hope to achieve with your siding installation. You should provide the city or board with color samples on not only your new vinyl, but color samples for trim and accent pieces on the home's exterior. This will give the city or board an idea on how your home's siding will look with trim work, gutters, shutters, and your front door.
The actual style of your home is also a factor to consider when selecting a siding color.
A traditional-style home is versatile, since most neutral colors work well. Choose a white, cream, or even gray siding color.
If you live in a craftsman style of home, your siding color should be an Earth tone. A rich brown, olive green, deep red, or golden yellow work best on craftsman home styles.
Victorian homes are a bit more difficult because you want the siding to complement the ornate details and accents without overwhelming the home style. If you choose a brighter, more unique siding color, make sure to play down the main color with trim work that is painted in neutral tones. If you choose a neutral color for your siding, use brighter, more bold colors on trim and accents.
With proper planning and considering your home style, your siding project will be a great investment for your home's curb appeal and resale value. Contact a company, like Unique Home Solutions, for more help.