Whether you’re searching for a home in McKinney, Frisco, Plano, or any other city in the DFW area there is no doubt curb appeal plays an important role. Who doesn’t love a beautiful, perfectly manicured landscape? While looks are important, there are a couple of elements you need to pay particularly close attention to – the roof and siding. Our Dallas real estate professionals want to share a few tips with you to help you when shopping for a home in DFW.
Siding is a vital element of a home, protecting your home and everything inside – but it’s also an important visual aspect of a home. Whether vinyl siding, metal siding, wood, brick, or stone, every material has factors that should be considered in terms of cost, how energy efficient it is, the visual elements and versatility. You’ll also want to think about how easy the material is to maintain.
Always be sure to thoroughly assess the roof and its condition. There are various roofing materials including asphalt shingles, metal, clay and concrete tiles and more. Asphalt shingles typically last about 20 to 25 years and are one of the most affordable options, while metal roofs are highly durable and often last for the life of the homeowner. If a textured look is your preference, clay and concrete tiles are beautiful and typically last for as long as 50 years when well maintained. The roof provides a “cover” for your home, but it also lends to the beauty of the siding and windows, giving all of the elements a more cohesive, appealing look.
Of course you want to assess all of the elements and aspects of a home carefully before you invest your hard-earned money, but these are two attributes you want to pay close attention to not only in terms of condition, but your personal preference. You should be happy and satisfied with every element of your new home!
For help finding your dream home, count on the DFW real estate pros at Team Nelson.