Make Your New Home ‘Stay-at-Home’ Ready from the Outside-In

Premium Exterior products provide a great return on investment.

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We’re all spending more and more time at home these days. Your new home will be the place where you work, where you play, and where you gather with close family. When it comes to choosing exterior finishes, you can select products that will give your new home an energy-efficient, up-to-date, super low-maintenance exterior, and enhance curb appeal to protect the value of your home. With interest rates at historic lows, premium custom exterior finishes are likely to be on your wish lists. And the promise of a healthy ROI makes these investments even more worthwhile.

Choosing your home’s exterior color is a way to brighten the look of your home. Painting is certainly an option, but if you’re looking for a lower-maintenance option, vinyl siding remains the number one choice of many homeowners. Today’s vinyl siding products are available in a wide array of rich, fashionable colors that won’t fade over time or require repainting, say manufacturers. Insulated vinyl siding also provides extra rigidity and protection from extreme heat or cold. According to the 2020 Cost vs Value Report, the return on investment (ROI) for vinyl siding is 74.7%.

Your choice of windows can also have a huge impact. Not only do they complement the style and appearance of your home, but installing the right windows can mean big energy savings as well. With so many styles and types to choose from, you can customize the look of your windows to enhance the appearance of the exterior of your home and select a finish that will mesh with the look of your home’s interior as well. Be sure to consider Energy Star certified windows for maximum energy savings.

Your home’s front door has the potential to make a bold statement about the personality of the people who live inside as well. Fiberglass entry doors offer the custom look and feel of wood and can provide better energy savings along with a low-maintenance finish. Sturdy steel entry doors can also provide security and energy efficiency. Either type can be customized to fit your unique architectural style; they’re offered in a wide variety of types and sizes and can be factory-finished to suit your special preference.

Spending time outside is the best way to gather with immediate family. Make outdoor living effortless by choosing a premium patio door. A patio door makes for easy transitioning from the inside to your outdoor patio or deck, increasing your living space while bringing light to your home’s interior. Patio doors can be very energy-efficient and are available in sliding or hinged styles that can be customized to fit your design and budget.

One of the most versatile finishes you can add to the exterior of your home is manufactured stone veneer. It makes a bold, dramatic statement when used on a home exterior in concert with siding styles and colors, and it lends warmth and rustic charm when used in outdoor living spaces like outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. Choose a stone style that matches the stone that occurs naturally in your area of the country for an authentic look. You can be confident that you’re making a wise investment – projects using manufactured stone are at the top of the Cost vs Value list, with a 95.6% ROI.

Nowadays, while people are staying closer to home, there’s a great opportunity for making exterior product choices that can make a big difference in your home’s overall appearance and protect your most important investment. For some ideas on how you can make your home look just the way you want it to – from the outside-in – check out the designer look-book available from ProVia. Then try ProVia’s online visualizer to see how your choices will look on your home.