How to Remodel Your Home’s Exterior to Achieve the Rustic, Farmhouse Look
If you are a connoisseur of house flipping or home remodeling shows, then you know that a key part of transforming many homes is changing the exterior. With the popularity of the rustic and farmhouse styles, you may have noticed an increase in both brick accents and wood siding. Also, many homeowners rely on a roofing installation process to transform the look of their roof.
Let’s start with the siding options that can transform your home.
If your existing siding needs to be replaced, you have several different options. The three most popular siding materials include fiber cement, cedar, and vinyl. To achieve that farmhouse look, cedar siding is a fantastic option.
Cedar siding comes in both smooth and rough textures. This siding replacement is available in small, medium and wide widths. Siding contractors can paint or stain your cedar siding in just about any color or shade.
If you live in an area with lots of greenery or mountains, the combination of cedar siding and natural backgrounds is just beautiful. It looks almost like a painting or postcard. That cedar siding installation will give you the rustic or farmhouse look that you desire.
If you choose cedar, there are a few important maintenance tips to be aware of. First, the stain or paint on cedar siding needs to be reapplied every three to six years. How long the stain or paint lasts is often dependent on the weather patterns in your geographic location. You also need to know that cedar is one of the more expensive siding options.
Next, let’s discuss the roofing replacement options that can both protect and beautify your home’s exterior.
Some of the most stylish rustic homes have a roof made of rustic metal panels or vintage and rustic rawhide. Another current trend is using rustic shingles.
Rustic shingles look great and can be ordered in many colors that will accent the rest of your home’s exterior. The rustic shingle texture is rugged and actually looks like a wood grain.
During the roofing installation process, installers use concealed, as opposed to exposed fasteners, which create a tight hold and prevent exposure to the elements. These shingles are also easy to maintain and do not crack, rust, or rot. Most homeowners find that the roofing installation process takes between three to five days.
Are you ready to transform your home to match what you have been dreaming about? Many reputable contractors offer both cedar siding replacements and roofing replacements.
To find the right contractor, you may want to ask friends and family for referrals. There are also online sites that rank the best contractors in your geographic area and provide detailed information about their services and availability. Best of luck to you in your rustic, farmhouse transformation!