With spring in full bloom, it’s the perfect time for Florida residents to upgrade their homes’ outdoor spaces to increase aesthetic and home value, comfort, protection, and privacy.
Prepare your outdoor area for this lovely spring season with these five crucial exterior home improvements.
Why You Should Consider Exterior Home Improvements to Your Florida Home
Upgrading your home’s exterior can provide many benefits. Doing so can:
- Stylize your home to better match your desired look and feel.
- Increase your home value if you are planning on selling or renting your home.
- Provide improved protection.
5 Exterior Home Improvements for Florida Homes
1. Upgrade Your Outdoor Area With a Glass Lanai Enclosure
If you already have a lanai, revitalize it this spring by replacing the screen panels with glass. Upgrading your existing lanai with glass can create an outdoor living area that can be enjoyed year-round. This is especially true for homeowners with a pool, as it allows for use in any weather. In addition, it can also add to your home’s square footage, significantly increasing the value of your home.
If you live in a coastal area, you can further upgrade your home by enclosing your existing lanai with impact glass. The thick layers of tempered, insulated, impact glass can further improve your home’s temperature regulation, prevent furniture damage from UV rays, and shield your interior from dust, insects, and debris.
Hurricane-protective Benefits of Impact Glass Lanai Enclosures
Hurricane protection is another crucial benefit that a glass lanai may provide when installed with impact glass. If you live in Southwest Florida, you are probably aware of how frequently our area is struck by strong storms, and an exposed lanai can be one of the largest points of weakness in a home’s exterior.
Impact-glass enclosed lanais can protect your home from intense winds that blow outside patio furniture or debris into your home or pool, preventing exterior and interior damage, such as broken windows and shattered glass.
2. Replace Your Doors With French Doors
You may not think of your front door as a critical part of your home’s curb appeal, but it is.
French doors focus specifically on symmetry and geometry to create a visually pleasing experience when looking at your home from the outside.
With impact-resistant French doors, you not only add aesthetic and home value, but you also protect your home from extreme weather conditions. French doors with impact-resistant materials that have been tested to withstand Florida’s severe storms won’t break, even in the most dangerous weather conditions.
Impact-resistant French doors are attractive and practical choices for safeguarding your patio or backyard openings from hurricanes and harsh outside weather.
Providers may also offer configurable options to meet your specific needs.
3. Add or Enlarge Your Existing Windows
If you feel like your home isn’t getting enough natural light, adding new windows or enlarging your home’s existing windows can give your home a whole new look and feel. For example, adding entryway side windows can bring in more light and create the appearance of a larger, more inviting entry into your space.
Though winter is the best time to install or fix windows, you can still do it during the spring. There’s no need to delay building your dream home just because it’s not winter!
4. Stylize Your Home With Roll-down and Bahama Shutters
For Southwest Florida homeowners, the convenience of deploying roll-down shutters in the event of a storm is a great benefit. They can be quickly draped over large openings, such as windows, doors, lanais, and balconies. The possibilities for adding roll-down shutters to your home for both a stylish and protective barrier are almost endless!
Bahama shutters are an alternative option that provides an even more stylish look to your home. These shutters can give your home a unique Caribbean look and increase both the aesthetic appeal and value of your home.
Both roll-down and Bahama shutters can provide:
- Better ROI on your home when selling.
- Improved shade.
- Hurricane protection.
5. Modernize Your Garage Door
A functional garage door is often overlooked by homeowners when making exterior updates. But considering that a garage door takes up ⅓ of your home’s exterior, it is one of the most notable exterior elements of the home and should be treated as such.
Replacing your garage door to increase home appeal can also offer benefits such as:
- Improved home value.
- Noise reduction.
- Multiple installation options to fit your home style and climate.
Additionally, you can also significantly boost your ROI by up to 103% when replacing your garage door, yielding a 93.3% recoup in costs when selling your home. This is one of the most profitable exterior home improvements you can add to your house.
Renovate the Exterior of Your Home With Storm Solutions
This spring and summer are the perfect times to turn your home into the abode of your dreams with the aforementioned exterior home improvements. Contact Storm Solutions today for an estimate so we can transform your Florida home together!