Your Exterior Home Remodel – Everything You Need to Know

Dilapidated house before and after remodeling, EPS 8 vector illustration

 After a while, you might be thinking about renovating your home. It’s important that you think about remodeling the exterior of your home, not just the interior.

The problem is that you might not know exactly what you need to do or target when remodeling the exterior of your home. These are just a few steps you should take when making a renovation plan.

Exterior Plan

First, you have to think about what you’re going to do with the exterior of your home. For those having a newer home, you might just be looking to repaint all around the exterior.

For those who have an older home, you might be making more extensive changes. These changes could be changing out your roof, windows, siding, and more. You would do this when you want to make your home safer or you’re just looking to raise the value of your home before you end up putting it on the market.


Next, you need to think about how much money you’re willing to spend. You can easily spend thousands of dollars when you’re purchasing all types of material for your home.

Having paid contractors coming out will also cost you a lot of money, which is why you should be searching around and finding the rates for labor in your area. You should also contact building supply stores to figure out how much money is it going to cost you for all of the supplies.


Speaking of contractors, you need to find reputable people to work on your home. The wrong contractors can end up losing you thousands of dollars and a lot of your time, things you can’t afford for them to happen.

You’ll want to look around for reviews before hiring a contractor. Positive reviews should have details like how much time it took them, the quality of their work, how nice they were, and more.


You’re also going to want to think about the order of how you’re going to remodel the exterior of your home. This is important as some types of remodeling can best secure your home from any damage, while some types of exterior changes might be for more cosmetic reasons.

For example, you might want to replace your roof first when looking to replace the exterior of your home. This is because your roof can end up taking a lot of damage from rain, hail, snow, and more all from past storms.

Future Maintenance

You will want to consider the cost and time involved when choosing materials for your renovations. Think about the time and cost involved in cleaning siding, rooves, and windows, and be sure that you have the budget going forward. Get an estimate from a pressure washing company.  Also, consider how often you will need to re-paint or make small repairs. You might want to make a larger investment now to avoid small costs that will add up in the future.