Renovations increase curb appeal and value
In our previous segments alongside CTV Vancouver, we highlighted the fact that homeowners should focus on home performance renovations. This focus towards renovations will make for a more comfortable and energy efficient home, providing year-round comfort. In addition to these benefits, homeowners should also consider renovations that generate enhanced aesthetics and increase curb appeal.
Do people renovate their home or building to simply make it look better?
This is a very interesting question to ask as most of us find ourselves completing home renovations because something has worn out or is not performing to the level we expect it to anymore. It’s what we call the fed-up factor. For example at what point are you fed-up with dealing with roof leaks until you decide to just replace your whole roof. So performance issues generally initiate a lot of renovations, but what is very important is a renovation does not just need to address the performance of the material, it can also be updated to achieve a very specific aesthetic look of the building too.curb appeal of your home is incredibly valuable when it comes to the home’s value. The home’s exterior is the first thing and last thing that catches your eye. As we’re seeing today, Vancouver’s real estate market is booming and increasing your curb appeal and aesthetic goes a long way towards increasing the overall value.
If a homeowner wants to improve the performance as well as the look of their home or building, what should they do?
In BC we are all too familiar with the building wrapped in scaffolding due to water ingress and building envelope performance issues, but what we don’t always see is what is going on inside this scaffolding.
The first thing you want to do is discover what type of architecture you connect with. Everyone has a preference whether you know it or not, so searching for inspiration is always a good first step. Everything else will follow, especially if you have the right team.
So what are common architectural upgrades that can be done when completing building envelope renovations?
You don’t need to replace the siding with the same product that is already there. In today’s industry, there are many more material options to choose from. For example, there is a metal siding that looks like stained cedar siding and there is a cement based siding material made to look like painted wood siding. This siding material will upgrade the look of the building as well as reduce the amount of maintenance on the siding.
There is also a whole scale upgrade where a 1980’s stucco building completely transforms and receives a whole new makeover along with improved building envelope performance materials. This type of transformation does wonders for the residents and the building envelope. This type of upgrade not only enhances the curb appeal and value but it puts that sweater on the building, providing enhanced year-round comfort for all the residents.
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