Updating old brick house exteriors

The photo shows melted siding on the home of Robb Kowalik, who lives in a suburb of Chicago. In chemistry, vinyl refers to a carbon-and-hydrogen group (H2C=CH–) that attaches to another functional group, such as chlorine (vinyl chloride) or acetate (vinyl acetate).

siding that has been melted by sunlight bouncing off nearby windows.

There are many things that you can do to the exterior of your home to give it a welcoming feel and presence on the street.

When folks drive by your home or come to your front door, you want them to have a nice first impression.

Since I did my major house renovation on my 1979 fixer-upper and now just this year have begun to work on the exterior of my house, I thought it would be fun to share ideas on how to update the exterior of your home, not only creating curb appeal but also adding value to your home.

This pattern follows the way the reflected sunlight moves across the wall as the sun travels across the sky.There’s nothing that is more noticeable and gives greater curb appeal than the careful and thoughtful landscape of a home.I love a manicured and well-kept front yard and homes like the ones below draw me in every time.We’ve all seen unkempt houses that have no curb appeal and there’s a drastic difference in one that is well cared for and one that has been neglected. But, as I said, I had a vision for what this house could be not to mention, it was what I could afford to buy. So, today I’m talking about ways to improve that curb appeal, which is sure to help increase a home’s value too.We’ll start this post with the drastic exterior changes in my own house. I did a little research before writing about this and these seem to be the biggest bang for your buck in exterior home improvements and curb appeal too.The driveway has parking space for two cars and was made with compacted gravel finished with two coats of Pour-On resin, a DIY product that is a fraction of the cost of laying a concrete driveway.I used the aluminium roof sheets again as a fence to close off the end of the driveway for more privacy.This melted-siding pandemic makes vinyl manufacturers very nervous — so nervous that the topic is rarely discussed.Most reported cases involve siding that melts, gets replaced, and then melts a second time.Then I simply painted it with my spray gun – an instant fence for less than 0.Creating a driveway adds value to the property, and prevents cars from driving up and parking on the front lawn – never a good look.