Exterior Remodeling: More Than Just Curb Appeal


A Better-Looking Home is Just the Start

The way your home looks reflects upon you and who you are. If you don’t like what your home says about you, MDV can help. Exterior remodeling can greatly improve your home’s appearance. The better your home looks, the more “Curb Appeal” it has. It also means your home is more desirable, which means, when the time comes, it is easier to sell and generally worth more. Plus, a well-executed exterior remodel can make you feel better about your home. And…like wearing stylish new clothing, a better-looking home can make you feel better about yourself.

Well done exterior remodeling can make your home look better, make you feel better, and increase the value of your home. But that’s not all.

Now imagine walking up the stairs of your new covered front porch and seeing your kids sitting in rocking chairs waiting to greet you. Or imagine turning down your street and catching a glimpse of the clean lines of your home with its new clapboard siding. Imagine having a home that looks exactly the way you have always dreamed a home should be. Think of all of these great benefits and add to that the fact that your exterior remodel is going to save you money on future energy, maintenance, and replacement costs.

So the bottom line is that exterior remodeling will make your home look better, make you feel better, improve your home’s appeal and value, while also lowering your home’s maintenance, replacement and energy costs.

Types of Home Exterior Remodeling

Exterior remodeling projects range from replacing siding and trim, or windows and doors, or your roof to completely changing your home’s façade and/or installing energy-saving features. Sometimes exterior remodeling is a standalone project, but many times it can be more cost effectively done in conjunction with other home remodeling.

Here are the general categories of exterior home remodeling projects

  • Basic replacement siding, trim, gutters, doors, windows, and roof. This may be minor changes in color texture of siding, etc. but does not change the style of your home.
  • Exterior remodeling concurrent with a home addition project. When a room addition or bump-out is part of a remodeling project, the exterior of the new section must be considered. Sometimes the existing exterior is in good shape and the addition can be built to look like the rest of the home. If the existing exterior materials can’t be matched or are old and faded, it is an opportunity to remodel the entire exterior of your home so it all blends together. You can also make overall changes to things like color, trim, design, materials, etc. If the new addition is a major one, it usually makes sense to use the opportunity to remodel the exterior of the home for the same reasons and so the original part of the home does stand out as being the “older part”.
  • Major “exterior only” remodeling project. Perhaps over the years your home (or a home you recently bought) had one or more additions built or had other remodeling done which resulted in the home looking pieced together without much thought to how it looked. The inside may be great but the outside is not. To fix this problem, MDV can design and remodel the entire exterior of your home. This will make it look much better, lower your maintenance costs in the future, and can also make your home more energy efficient.
  • Significant cost savings. No matter which type of exterior remodeling project above you do, each one offers you the opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of your home by allowing you to increase your home’s exterior insulation properties (also called your home’s envelope). This will result in lowering your energy costs. And by selecting from almost any of today’s modern exterior, long-lasting, low maintenance building materials and approaches, your exterior remodel will lower your future maintenance and replacement costs.

Most of the exterior remodeling projects MDV is involved in are in connection with building an addition, a whole house remodel, or a major exterior remodel that substantially changes the appearance of the home. We also do more basic exterior remodels when we undertake an interior remodeling project such as a new kitchen, finishing a basement, or the like. Virtually all of the exterior remodeling we do helps improve your home’s energy efficiency and lowers its future maintenance costs.

 MDV Makes Exterior Home Remodeling Better

With MDV’s TruYou Design Build Process, we look at how you can get the most from your remodeling investment. Some of the ways we make exterior remodeling better:

  • By pointing out opportunities and offering you information and options that make sense for your home and your priorities.
  • If you are replacing windows and siding, we can also make your home more energy efficient.
  • We can design and remodel your home’s exterior to make your entire home look like it was just built.
  • When it comes to design, we can remodel your home so it either keeps its original style or looks very different. Whichever you wish.
  • We only use skilled craftsmen and installers who meet the same high standards of quality we insist on when we build high-end custom homes.
  • We can combine exterior remodeling with an addition or even interior project, reducing the number of contractors you need to deal with and simplifying the process for you.
  • Because of MDV’s special TruYou Design Build approach, MDV makes remodeling the outside of your home easier, more enjoyable, and less stressful.
  • We believe our clients are best served when we provide them the information and advice they need to make informed decisions. So when we meet with you, we provide you the relevant information you need. We answer your questions. We offer suggestions, recommendations, and options based on what is important to you.
  • We don’t pressure you into making a decision on the spot. We don’t pressure you with a higher price if you don’t sign immediately or within 24 hours. We want you to be comfortable about your decision and with MDV.
  • MDV’s experts provide you with a great exterior remodel that delivers the kind of value that only knowledge, experience, quality, craftsmanship, and expert project management can provide.
  • And we offer guaranteed pricing and extended warranties.

In short and in every way, MDV makes exterior remodeling better.

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