Extending Your Home's Exterior, Part IV

Homeowners often ask us, “What can I do to enhance my home’s curb appeal and not break the bank?”  Licensed general contractor and Universal Roof and RbA Director of Sales, Jim Sellers, has the answer!

I’m not an expert designer, but in my experience as a builder and a contractor, I know that adding some simple exterior design features will definitely create a unique look and enhance your home’s curb appeal.  Florida homes built in the last decade have a very standard look – a smaller lot line and the typical stucco front.  Replacing traditional stucco bands with design features like shutters, three-dimensional sills, or “eyebrows” will add a pop of interest and draw extra attention to your home’s exterior. 

Also, many area homes have the typical single-hung aluminum windows which are not very exciting.  As an expert with Renewal by Andersen of Central Florida, I know that switching to casements, gliders, double-hung or cottage style windows will take your home exterior from basic to beautiful.  Renewal by Andersen replacement windows possess the warmth and beauty of a painted wood window but the low maintenance of vinyl. With their renewable and patented composite materials and advanced construction, you not only enhance your home’s appearance but you improve efficiency, lower your electric bill, and have incredible sound reduction.

Watch our blog for more home improvement tips and expert home exterior advice from Jim.

Read Part IPart II, and Part III of Extending Your Home’s Exterior now!

Jim Sellers, Director of Sales & Estimating

Jim came to Universal Roof & Contracting in the summer of 2012 and now oversees both the Universal and company affiliate, Renewal by Andersen, Estimating Teams. With a Bachelor’s degree from UCF and a background in new home construction, renovation and remodeling, Jim holds a FL General Contractor license and is a Certified HydroStop Applicator and RbA Installer. His leadership skills, knowledge and experience benefit our roofing, construction and replacement window customers. Also co-host on our syndicated home improvement show, In the House, Jim is a valuable member of the Universal Roof & Contracting and Renewal by Andersen teams. At home, Jim and his wife enjoy leading their family of five, as they all serve vital rolls in their church and the community.

Listen Saturday mornings to "In the House". Get more Home Tips and show info at the In the House website. For a free inspection and estimate on your next Home Improvement Project, visit Universal Roof & Contracting or call now. Orlando: 407-295-7403 Jacksonville: 904-647-3907.

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