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House with exterior trim work

Do you like the look of a well-trimmed house? Trim work can be one of the most exciting finishing touches on your home exterior. It can add style and balance to the look of your house, and it can give your house an instant update and make it look new.

In addition, exterior trim work can provide extra protection for your roof against moisture and wind.

Read on to find out about all the exciting exterior trim options!

Whitewash brick

Are you looking for a clean, new look for your home’s brick exterior? Have you considered the whitewash technique that uses latex paint?

Today we are going to wrap up our series on exterior brick and how you can change the look and feel of your house.

Limewash brick exterior

House with limewash brick exterior. Photo courtesy Acme Brick*

Do you have visibly aging brick? Are you considering a new exterior on your brick home, but not sure how to change the color or appearance of your brick?

Although brick is one of the oldest and most stable building materials, it doesn’t always age well.

Bricks that are chipped or worn around the edges aren’t the look everyone is going for. There is also the genuine problem of dated brick facades for many homeowners.

How do you give your house an update that doesn’t cost many thousands of dollars in this situation?

Brick house with German smear technique

Brick house with German smear technique. Photo courtesy Pine Hall Brick

Is your home’s brick exterior outdated, dingy, or old? Are you looking for a new look for your home but not sure if you should paint your brick exterior?


House with painted brick exterior

To paint or not to paint your home’s brick exterior, that is the question. It is at least the one perennial and raging debate you will find on any home renovation blog or show.

Fierce battle lines have been drawn with one side fully in the natural all-brick-all-the-time camp and the other willing to do whatever it takes to cover their bricks.

Do you have your mind set on freshening up your home’s traditional brick exterior? What are your options?

New front door

Are you considering a new front door for your home?

There are a surprising number of critical factors about a front door. You may not appreciate them all unless you are re thinking about replacing your front door.

Residential house roof depicting hidden features of a roof.

Do you think of your roof primarily as shingles?

Maybe you know it has something to do with rafters and beams. Did you know there are significant components to a roof done right?

Most of them can’t be seen once the final product is installed. However, they each do an essential part of forming a weatherproof system to protect your home.

New roof price variables

There are a number of new roof price variables that impact the overall cost of a new roof.

House having roof replaced depicting new roof price factors

As much as we like to make our job look easy, there are many variables associated with having a new roof installed.

If you, the customer, get three or four different quotes from different roofing companies, you might be surprised at how different the price estimates are.

We don’t recommend only choosing the lowest price available for many reasons. However, we recognize that cost is a factor.

House with gambrel roof architecture

Do you know your roofing architectural styles? Do you know what sets a hip roof apart from a gambrel roof or a mansard roof?

You might be surprised to find out how many roof styles there are, let alone how many different roofing materials there are to choose from.

There are many architectural styles that “go with” their own type of roof.

Gambrel roofs are no exception. Let’s take a look at this classic style and find out if it will work for you,