You want to make your home look more appealing and maintain it for a low-maintenance cost? You can easily add personality and improve curb appeal to your home with just a few minor changes.

There are many design options available.

Are the siding chips, staining, or rotting. Power washing may be necessary for siding. Talk to your contractor about low-maintenance siding options such as vinyl or fiber cement.

CertainTeed’s CedarBoards Insulated vinyl siding can improve the thermal performance of walls by as much as 30%, which can help reduce cooling and heating costs. Vinyl and fiber cement siding are engineered to preserve the beauty of your home for many years.

Do not forget to look up.

A roof is 40 percent of a home’s exterior. It’s important to make sure it’s in top shape. You can use binoculars for identifying missing, cracked, curving, or decaying shingles. It may be time for you to replace your roof if any are found.

Asphalt shingles can be durable and enhance the curb appeal of your home. CertainTeed’s Landmark Solaris Shingles are able to reflect solar energy as well as radiate heat. This allows for a cooler roof in summer.

Create a comfortable “living room” outdoors.

Vinyl fencing is a consistent product in terms of quality and appearance. Vinyl fencing doesn’t require painting and is a great alternative for traditional materials.

Galveston’s CertaGrain is a low-maintenance alternative to wood. CertaGrain is a unique texturing process that gives CertaGrain a wood-like appearance. It also offers resistance to decay, warping, and splintering, which are common in wood fences.

A fence is more than a privacy barrier. A fence can increase property value, curb appeal and security.

Partner with qualified contractors to ensure that the job is done correctly.

It is important that homeowners only work with qualified contractors. You can check with the Better Business Bureau to find licensed, bonded, and insured contractors.

Call 800-782-8777 for more information about low-maintenance home improvement tips.