If you’re tired of chipping paint or sagging gutters, it may be time for an exterior remodel. You deserve to delight in your home from the moment you arrive. It can be hard to know where to focus your effort or how to create your budget.
At SmardBuild, we are exterior design/build experts in Naperville and the Chicago area at large. We’re happy to offer tools like this blog to use to help you plan for your exterior remodeling project no matter where you live, but we’d be delighted to partner with you if you live within our service area. We can’t wait to deliver luxury results to welcome you home for years to come.
What Color Should I Paint My House?
If everything else looks good, you may get away with repainting your home for a quick facelift. It costs about $1,000 to $3,000 to paint 1000 square feet on a one-story house. It costs about $3,000 to $5,000 to paint a two-story house of about 2,500 square feet.
If you’re considering color options check out our blog on the exterior colors trending in 2022. We love warm neutrals, cool blues and greys, and natural green tones for home exteriors. White and off-white homes sell best, so these will continue to be popular choices.
How Much Does New Siding Cost in Naperville?
The price of new siding depends on the size of your house and the material you choose. For a 2,000 square foot house, Mastic Vinyl Lap siding costs between 13 and 15 thousand dollars, whereas premium, technologically advanced products such as James Hardie Lap siding cost between 24 and 27 thousand dollars for the same home.
Of course, there’s more to the price of new siding than the upfront cost. Consider James Hardie’s minimal maintenance needs and industry-leading 30-year transferable warranty. Fiber cement siding looks like beautiful wood and is available in just about every shape and size as wood siding but doesn’t need to be repainted or maintained like traditional wood. James Hardie Siding is fade-resistant and hail-resistant. Your upfront investment can save you money down the line.
How Much Do Exterior Renovations Cost?
If you’re done with boxy browns and dated stonework and you’re ready to update your home’s 1970s exterior aesthetic, siding may not be enough to finish the job Consider adding the following elements to your exterior remodeling project:
- Soffit and Fascia
You may be able to bundle services and save a bit by doing more at once, but here is a general guide to help you make a rough budget. Of course, we can only speak about our prices. Part of that is because many firms shroud their prices in secrecy. We aren’t interested in games, and we’re confident about the ranges that we provide for our Chicago service area.
- Vinyl Windows-$750- $850 per window
- Fiberglass/Wood Windows- $1,300-$1,6,000 per window
- Aluminum/Wood Windows- $1,400-$2,200 per window
Gutters and Gutter Guards
- 5” Aluminum Gutters with Oversized Overflow- $9 to $11 per linear foot
- 6” Aluminum Gutters with Oversized Overflow- $12 to $14 per linear foot
- Aluminum Gutter Guards- $6-9 per linear foot
Soffit and Fascia
- Aluminum Soffit and Fascia- $11-14 per linear foot
- James Hardie Soffit and Fascia- $24-$32 per linear foot
- Cedar Soffit and Fascia-$ 28-$36 per linear foot
Inexpensive Exterior Remodel Ideas
Not every home improvement needs to break the bank. Here are some ways you can modernize your home’s exterior on the cheap:
Landscaping: Use perennial plants to enjoy years of blooms and growing greenery. Let your green thumb soar or lean on tried-and-true trees and shrubs, but don’t waste the opportunity to use your landscaping to boost your curb appeal.
Door and Porch Decor: Add some personality to your porch! Hanging baskets, a cozy rocking chair, sassy signs, there are lots of ways to sprinkle your style into your interior aesthetic. Change up your wreath with the seasons! Try some solar lighting! Stroll through the home and garden section of your favorite store for inspiration.
Show Your Chicago Neighbors Your Best Face
At SmardBuild, we are proud to provide our clients in the Chicago-land area with a stunning exterior remodel. There is a reason that 75% of our business is word of mouth. We make a habit of leaving delighted customers behind. If you’re interested in an exterior remodel in the Naperville, Addison, and Wheaton area, we would love to talk to you.