Is your home in need of some exterior updates?
The first step to planning for your home’s exterior remodel is understanding your budget. To understand your budget and what projects to prioritize, you’ll need to know just how much each update will cost you. Here is a breakdown of the average exterior remodel cost by job for some popular, and necessary projects:
Having a roof that is in good condition is extremely important because it is the first line of defense in protecting the interior of your home. The cost of roofing can vary quite a bit, depending on your home and scope of the project. If your home only needs a section of your roof fixed or replaced, this will obviously be cheaper than installing an entire new roof. There are also several materials that can be used for your roof like metal, cedar shake, clay, asphalt, etc. The cost will vary depending on the type of material you choose.
Siding on a home is usually changed for one of two reasons; it is damaged or deteriorating, or you simply have the desire for an aesthetic update. Updating your home’s siding is a great way to give it a bit of a facelift and increase curb appeal. This is also a great way to change the décor on your home by going with a different color. The above price is based on vinyl material, but there are several other options.
Although gutters may seem like the least glamorous of exterior updates, it may be one of the most important. If you decide to update the rest of your home and neglect the gutters, you may be risking your home’s foundation and all the other beautiful updates you just invested in. Your gutter system is designed to flow water away from your home, specifically it’s foundation to prevent issues associated with water buildup.
Gutters also do not have to be boring! If you are choosing to update your home’s siding to a new color, you can install colored aluminum gutters that complement, match, or contrast (for a pop of color) with your new siding. You can also glamorize your gutters a bit by going with a specialty material like copper, galvalume, or galvanized! Or try ornate gutter accessories!
The price of your gutter project will vary significantly depending on footage, type of home, complexity of project, size of gutters, material of gutters, etc. Typically, an entire 5” aluminum gutter job on a traditional raised ranch will cost anywhere from $800-$1500.
Maybe you have a new pet that you want to allow to roam around in your yard without worrying about them running away. Or maybe you just want to add a fence for privacy, or because you enjoy the look. Regardless of the reason, if you are ready to have a fence installed, wood fencing is a very popular choice among homeowners. However, there are also other materials like composite. Depending on the material, complexity of the job, footage, and height, your final project cost is going to vary.
Deciding which project you should have done first on your home should ideally be primarily based on its importance. If you need a roof installation, this is usually the project that takes place first, followed by guttering. For more see our blog Roofing, Siding, and Gutters-What Comes First?
When it comes to gathering your exterior home remodeling budget, knowing the cost of each service is very important, and although a ball-park price is a great place to start, the best way to receive the most accurate cost for each project is to schedule an estimate with your local contractor. The Brothers that just do Gutters are your local source for any, and all gutter needs! Call us today for your free estimate!