Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Aug 29, 2016

First impressions are everything. Your home’s exterior should serve as a snapshot of what’s to come on the inside. J&B Construction offers ways you can update your home and improve its curb appeal.

“The first step is to clean up the outside of your home with a good pressure washing,” said Wendy Cline, owner of J&B Construction. Pressure washing dirty siding, decks, and the driveway is an extremely easy and cost-efficient way to give your home a clean look.

“Next step is the doorway. The front entry welcomes guests, so you want it to look appealing and inviting,” she said. Consider refinishing your door with a fresh coat of stain or paint and repairing sagging screens or cracked glass. If your door is beyond repair, opt for an entirely new door that is eye-catching and sets the tone for the entire home. Symmetrical compositions of light fixtures and front-door accents will complete the entryway.

Peeling paint, rotting holes, and bubbling siding are all signs that your siding is in need of a repair. “Not only does poor siding look bad, it also affects the heating and cooling of your home, invites in pesky bugs, and makes you more susceptible to leaks and other weather damage,” Wendy said. A fresh coat of paint can be a temporary fix for minor problems, however, a professional will need to repair and replace the siding when major problems are present.

Wisconsin winters can really take a toll on roofs. “The condition of your roof is one of the first things buyers notice and appraisers assess,” she said. “Inspect your roof for damage and make any repairs necessary to ensure your home will be safe and your gutters are functioning properly.” Wendy encourages homeowners to seek professional roofing help to prevent injuries.

Polish paths and patios to ensure your walkways and entertaining areas are in tip-top shape for barbecue season. “Renew porches and decks by fixing broken boards or adding a fresh stain to create a more inviting summer entertainment area,” said Wendy. “Your guests will appreciate it and you won’t have to worry about anyone tripping over cracked baseboards.”

Sagging fences with rotting wood can make your home look unloved. Add some life back into the exterior by fixing fence posts and adding a fresh coat of paint. In addition, break out your gardening gloves and fix up your landscape. Spruce up your lawn with bright new flowers and a clean layer of mulch to create a fresh and springy look to your home’s exterior.

“It’s always fun to tackle home improvement projects and make your home look the best on the block,” she said. “For those items on your to-do list that are too much for you, J&B Construction is ready to help and improve your home.”

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 The only complaint I have is when I have J&B do my roof in another 30 years or so, is Dave their sales man (a great guy) would not guaranty I could get the same great crew I had this time. They did a fantastic job. Much better than the last roofing company did. A nice bunch of guys. Did a very nice job cleaning up. I'd give them 10 stars but 5 is the limit. If you need a roof done this is the company you want to do it. One more point I need to make. The guys that did the chimney flashing are artists. I went up on the roof when they were done and was very pleased with not only the roofing job but the sculptured sheet metal work. It's kind of a shame it's on the roof and not hanging on the family room wall :). You get the point. Hire em. You'll like em. 
 We live in a historic designated neighborhood and recently had our 30 year wood shingle roof replaced with another wood roof and new gutters. From Day 1 of the project to the final day, the entire team was responsive, professional, and very competent. When some minor changes were proposed by us they quickly and effortlessly complied. After going through this experience with J&B, I would highly recommend them to anyone considering a roof and gutter replacement, whether it be a simple or complicated project. 
 J & B did an amazing job from start to finish. The initial meeting at my home took place exactly at the time that was agreed upon and Scott was thorough in his explanations and transparent about costs. When the time came to begin the project, the team that showed up was friendly, professional and timely in getting the project done. The cleanup afterward was such that it looked like they hadn't been there at all. The roof looks great, there were no surprises and Scott came by to inspect the work and explain the warranty upon job completion. I would highly recommend them. 
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