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The Exterior Signs Of An Unloved Home

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It can’t be helped, your home is going to get dirty. On the inside you have full control, you manage how much dirt and debris is allowed to be spread around. But on the outside, you almost have no say at all. If it rains, it won’t just make your home wet but it will make it dirty. Why does this happen? As the raindrops onto the ground it dislodges soil particles from your garden, dirt and dust on the pavement or driveway outside your home and splashes it onto the front of your home. Couple with this that rainwater is already dirty due to water evaporating from land and drifting out into the sea salt air over oceans, it’s always going to cause your home some kind of harm. It may only be little and you won’t notice it for many years, but the exterior of the home is slowly but surely withering away. If you don’t do anything about this, the signs of an unloved home appear everywhere.

Chipped and tired

If your home has tiles instead of shingles, this is one of the first places to begin examining for wear. Tiles are made from clay which is itself a delicate material and even though it is hardened to produce tiles, it’s still vulnerable. The issue of chipped tiles arises when the outer layer of the tile which is hard, is slowly eroded away leaving the softer clay on the inside exposed. This accelerates the degradation. Contracting roofing experts will update your home’s appearance while also making it physically stronger. They know how to waterproof the roof and make it more robust for the winter months but also, replace shingles and tiles. If you need a total overhaul of the roof and a new one put in, they can do so. Fully insured, bonded and licensed this kind of specialist company is what an old and haggard exterior needs.

Needing a new coat

The most visible sign of wear is when you have a home with a faded paint job. Nothing is more out in front than a paint job that has seen better days. Parts of the wall might be exposed, different tones are bashing heads, the underlayers are showing their age and the overall style is anything but modern. This is why you must take it upon yourself to give your home a much-needed new coat. You might also that giving your home a slight gloss coat brings it up to date with the most contemporary styles. You might want to consider sticking to neutrals such as white, grey, beige and dull browns like walnut. Contrary to interior design it’s better to not go with a matte finish because you want the sunshine to glisten off your home and increase the curb appeal.

A tired and weak roof isn’t just a poor sight but it can be dangerous especially if you have tiles. Contract experts that know how to make it more water-resistant. By giving your home a new lick of paint, you can bring it into the new era of contemporary exteriors.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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