Whether you’re looking to sell or just want to keep your home looking sharp, give your exterior some extra attention. Home improvement experts recommend walking around the outside of your home, giving it a critical inspection. Look especially for warped, damaged or loose boards, popped or missing nails and peeling paint.

Next, decide whether you’ll be repainting your home in its existing colors or using new colors. Replace any warped or damaged boards. Re-nail any popped or missing nails. Now let’s talk about your windows. Use caulk to seal around windows. With properly sealed windows you should notice a savings in your heating and cooling bills.

Now, you’re ready to prime your home. Whatever you do, do not skip this step. Primers seal porous surfaces and level uneven areas to give your final coat a more uniform look. Make sure you choose a high-quality 3″ to 4″ paintbrush with nylon bristles.

Finally, you’re now ready to paint your home. Paint, using broad, steady strokes with your paintbrush. When you’re painting is complete, take a step back and admire your work. Look for areas that still look drab. Local realtors say, an old roof with faded shingles turns potential buyers off in a big way. If it’s time to replace your roof, consider going green with a metal roof. It will not only save you energy, but it will probably be the last roof you’ll ever need. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a leader in the industry and can show you why metal is the hottest roofing material on the market today!