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Curb Appeal From the Top Down

Anyone who has bought or sold a home is familiar with the phrase “curb appeal.” It’s the term used to refer to the outside appearance of a property. Having high curb appeal means your home is visually pleasing to those who pass by, and if your house is on the market, it also means that potential buyers are more likely to stop in and see what’s inside.

Whether or not your house in on the market, you still want it to look its best. And increasing your curb appeal can be achieved through both simple and major projects, including updating your roof.

One of the most underappreciated elements of a home is its roof. It’s not something that usually gets noticed unless it looks really good or really bad. Either way, it makes a statement, and by updating its look, you can increase the curb appeal of your home by as much as 40 percent. And at Adamstree Roofing, we carry a great selection of shingles in a variety of materials and colors, and we can help you determine which is best for your property according to whatever style you want. By updating your roof, you’ll be sure to attract the eyes of either potential buyers or simply those who live nearby.

Once you have a great roof over your home, you can also increase your property’s curb appeal by addressing a number of other exterior elements.

For instance, take a look at your landscape. You might consider adding potted plants and flowers or even adding window boxes for extra greenery. Make sure your bushes and trees are trimmed appropriately and that any landscape beds are weed-free. And, of course, make sure you mow your lawn frequently.

The paint and siding of your home is also critical when it comes to curb appeal. Make sure your exterior is updated and fresh and that all trims are sharp. Also, consider adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference it will make in the look of your overall home.

Smaller elements can also play a key part in updating your home’s appearance. Is your outdoor hardware outdated? Try buying new house numbers that are current with today’s style. Then replace unsightly doorknobs with new ones that match the numbers. Also, consider replacing old gutters and downspouts, which can really take away from the curb appeal if they are rusted and worn. Finally, think about installing outdoor lighting along the perimeter of your home or walkways. It’s an instant way to add class and charm without going to a great deal of trouble.

When it comes to curb appeal, we suggest starting at the top and then working your way down. Take a look at the roof and make the necessary updates, and then look at the rest of the exterior and landscape. Increasing curb appeal can and should be fun; all it takes is a good plan and a set of capable hands. At Adamstree Roofing, we offer both. Well, at least to an extent. While we will leave the flower beds up to you, we’ll help you get your roof in shape and even be able to lend a hand with the gutters.

So contact us today! The next level of curb appeal is only a phone call away.


  1. When my husband I looked for our house, I did keep an eye on the roof – admittedly it was more to see if we would have to replace it shortly or not – but that did come into mind when searching.

  2. This is a great article and a great tip to look for when searching for a house. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These are great tips, thank you for sharing! The outside appearance of a home really does make or break it.

  4. The roof is the most important part of any home. If its quality is poor, it ruins the quality of the entire home. Great tips.

  5. Curb appeal not only attracts potential buyers, but shows pride in ownership to the entire community. One can either be the gold standard, or the black sheep.

  6. U.S. Home FilterU.S. Home Filter09-20-2012

    If money isn’t plentiful and you have to choose something small to start, I like the idea of changing hardware out or putting some potted flowers and plants out. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Having a high curb appeal can even attract a higher caliber of neighbor, especially if your neighborhood is developing.

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