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The 5 Most Impactful Ways to Update the Front of Your House

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Home improvement projects may have you more focused on making renovations to your interior space but updating the exterior of your house can help you achieve a complete home makeover! The outside of your home is what you see every day, and it’s the first impression for guests and future buyers. And though it may sound like an easy way to go over budget, there are many stunning and subtle changes you can incorporate in your exterior home remodel that won’t break the bank and will leave your house looking new and improved!

Learn five ways to change the exterior of your house to enhance its curb appeal and resale value.

  1. Update the Front Door: The main entrance to your home should lead the way when it comes time to remodel your home. Try a pop of color like yellow or red, or consider a new door style with windows to let more sunlight through. If you want to improve your home’s resale value, go for black or charcoal gray paint. According to Zillow, this subtle change could score you an extra $6,000 when you sell.  
  2. Pick a New Color: To really change the exterior of your house without breaking the bank, try a new paint color. It’s one of the easiest ways to upgrade the look and feel of your home’s exterior, according to Great Home Ideas. Be sure to remove any shades or other outdated accents and choose a neutral color. For example, you can update a brick home exterior with a fresh coat of white or replace the bricks with low maintenance siding for a strong ROI.
  3. Tidy Up the Landscaping: Wondering how to update the outside of your home on a budget? Put in some sweat equity with yard work. Trim the grass, add fresh mulch or just keep your trash cans hidden for a neater look. Don’t forget to cut back overgrown bushes and remove old landscaping like crumbling rock retaining walls.
  4. Add Character: Enhancing your home with a few subtle accent pieces, such as shutters, carriage garage doors, stone accents or gable brackets, can really add eye-catching appeal to your home’s exterior, improving its resale value.  
  5. Don’t Forget the Details: Don’t overlook small details when you update the front of your house. Think lighting fixtures, mailboxes and decorative house numbers. Homey touches like a window flower box or a sitting bench will automatically change the exterior of your house for the better without draining valuable budget dollars.

Update the Front of Your Home with Asher Lasting Exteriors

Trust Asher Lasting Exteriors for expert guidance and selection, so you feel confident about your next home improvement project. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!

Are Retractable Awnings Worth It?

Retractable awning providing shade to outdoor patio

This summer you might be planning more “staycations” with the family than road trips to the beach or cabin. But is your home up to the task of entertaining and keeping loved ones cool and protected from the sun’s UV-rays? If not, it may be time to consider investing in a retractable awning to ensure your time spent outdoors is both comfortable and relaxing. 

Retractable awnings offer homeowners a stylish solution to help improve shade, reduce outdoor temperatures, and keep your energy bill low all season long. Unlike traditional awnings that remain exposed to outdoor elements that can damage your fixture (i.e. rain, snow, high winds, hail, etc.), retractable models can easily draw back when the weather turns sour or the season changes. Having this feature can also expand the longevity of your awning, so you can enjoy more time outdoors in the fresh air and less time dealing with awning replacement or costly repairs.

How Much Does a Retractable Awning Cost?

The cost to install a retractable awning will depend on several factors:

  1. Motorized vs. Manual: There’s two types of retractable awnings: electric and manual. If you choose an electric sensor over a crank, you can expect to pay more, but you may discover that having a remote to easily control its settings is worth the investment. 
  2. Standard vs. Custom: Depending on the company you choose to install your awning solution, you may have the option of customizing its size to fit your unique outdoor living area. Of course, more fabric (and custom options) will equal a higher price point but having your awning perfecting fit around the exterior space you’re looking to shade will help cool your backyard, keep your deck and furniture protected, and improve your home’s curb appeal. In the long run, retractable awnings always pay for themselves. 

What Is the Best Retractable Awning?

At Asher Lasting Exteriors, we’ve helped many homeowners enhance their outdoor living space with beautiful, custom awning solutions. And the one brand that continues to stand out against the competition for its superior quality, customization, and price is Sunesta!

As the first (and only) retractable awning to receive Miami Dade Product Approval and the International Building Code Product Approval, Sunesta offers homeowners more variety in frame colors and fabrics, UV protection, and wind resistance than any other brand on the market. If you’re looking to create your own unique shading system to match your personal style, needs, and budget, there’s no better option than Sunesta! 

Find Awning Contractors Near You

At Asher, our technicians are equipped to handle any size awning installation or replacement for your deck or patio area. From full-featured awnings to affordable entry-level models, our selection is custom-built to create more shade and less maintenance on your behalf! 

To learn more about our products and services, you can request a free estimate online or schedule a private tour of our showroom to see our products in action and speak with one of our knowledgeable team members

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