Six Quick Ways To Amp Up Your Home's Curb Appeal
Whether you're planning to put your home on the market, welcome company over, or just want to make your home stand out, there's always a good reason to make your home look great. The average homeowner doesn't have tons of spare time that they can devote to meticulously curating their home's appearance, though. However, if you can keep on top of a few key areas with a little basic cleaning and maintenance, it's easy to create and maintain excellent curb appeal for your home that will last throughout the year!
1. Touch Up Your Landscaping Throughout The Year
Even if you don't have a green thumb, a little landscaping maintenance here and there goes a long way. Get your lawn aerated, fertilized, and reseeded about once every season to keep your grass green and lush. Make sure your landscaping gets adequate and even hydration. Keep your shrubbery trimmed, and have your lawn mowed and edged about once every two weeks in the summer. Just a little bit of TLC here and there will have your landscaping looking as lovely as any garden.
2. Spruce Up Your Sidings With A House Washing
Your house gets gradually coated with dirt and grime throughout the year, and even if the mess isn't obvious at first, your home slowly starts to dull in appearance over time as the mess builds up over its walls. The subtle buildup of mess can harm your home's curb appeal just as much as any obvious staining. That's why it's a good idea to have house washing done about once every 6-12 months. Soft washing the sidings will get rid of all the built-up mess and debris and rejuvenate your home's appearance, restoring color and brightness to it!
3. Wash Your Windows
Getting your windows cleaned brightens and enhances the appearance of your home's facade by better reflecting the sunlight. Not only does it benefit your curb appeal, but it also allows more natural light to get into your home and creates a brighter, fresher environment indoors! Window cleaning also helps your glass last longer too, as it gets rid of built-up micro-abrasive substances like pollen and sand which slowly but surely fog up the glass over time.
4. Tidy Up Your Driveway
Your driveway might not be the most glamorous part of your home, but it's a large focal point when viewing your house from the street. A dirty, stained driveway is no good for your curb appeal. When you're working on cleaning the rest of your home, make sure your driveway gets a good pressure washing to restore its color and remove ugly stains and discoloration. Pressure washing also helps clean up contaminating substances that can erode your concrete, extending your driveway's longevity.
5. Give Your Roof And Gutters Some TLC
Not only is cleaning your roof and gutters beneficial for your curb appeal, but it's also an important part of your home's maintenance. Those ugly black stains that plague your roof are a telltale sign of harmful black algae growth, and gutters clogged up with debris can't function to protect your home from water damage. Due to the difficulty and safety risk involved with cleaning these high-up areas, we always advise homeowners to entrust their roof and gutter cleaning to a professional.
While this list is substantial, most of these services (barring more frequent landscaping touch-ups) only need to be done about once or twice a year. You don't need to wash down your whole property every month to achieve curb appeal. Just be sure to plan your home cleaning strategically- the spring and the fall are usually the best times to catch up on exterior cleaning.
If you live in the Bradenton area and are looking for a contractor to help with house washing, roof cleaning, or other similar pressure washing services listed here, All Florida Power Washing is right for you. We invite you to give us a call and request a free estimate for a custom cleaning for your home. We're Bradenton's curb appeal doctors, and we can't wait to help rejuvenate your home!