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Additions and Facades

Posted July 21st, 2013 under renovations and repairs.

After living in a home for a number of years (especially with a growing family) it's not uncommon to add a room to the ground floor of your home.

When adding a room, people spend most of their time thinking about the construction (and any special challenges), and then on the look of the interior. However, you should also pay some attention to the look of the exterior!

You want your addition to integrate smoothly with the rest of your home, but it's usually not possible to match the existing siding perfectly, whether it is brick, wood, aluminum, or vinyl. This is a time where it can be worth spending a little extra money.

Step back and view each side of your home that is touched by the addition. How much extra material and labour would be required to cover that side from corner to corner?

Corners help to hide transitions to different materials, or from newer-to-older materials (especially after a few years). When it comes time to sell, you'll be happy when buyers don't even suspect the addition was built after the rest of the house. The investment in re-siding corner to corner is worth it.

Want to know more about exteriors and facades? Just ask me, I'll be happy to help.

--Peter

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