Sep 17, 2021

Outdoor Living

Top 5 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

Curb appeal goes a long way to increasing the resale value of your home. These easy tips will help you spruce up your home!

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but many judge a house by its exterior! If you’re planning to sell your home anytime soon, curb appeal goes a long way to increasing the resale value of your home. Even if you’re not moving, a cheerful home exterior gives you that wonderful “welcome home” feeling when you pull into the driveway. Here’s a handy list of top-to-bottom projects to consider when you’re ready to vamp up the look of your property.

Roofs & eavestroughs

We all know that Alberta is no stranger to the elements. From scorching hot days in the summer to large dumps of snow in the winter; your roof and eavestroughs put up with a lot!  

It’s vital for the safety of your home to remove debris and clear blockages. To keep the top of your home in tip-top shape, we recommend taking a good long look at your eavestroughs, soffit and fascia at least once a year.  

As for your roof, typical asphalt shingle lasts 20+ years, but a major hailstorm or gale force wind can cause more damage than you may think. Luckily, we offer repair and maintenance services in addition to full replacement. If you’re not handy on a ladder, give Rümi a call; we’d be happy to help


There’s nothing worse than dirty, grimy windows, and while cleaning the interiors can be easy, the exterior is hardly a piece of cake. Extreme heights, funny angles, neighbourhood squirrels plotting an attack… If you’re having a hard time getting the job done, consider hiring a professional once or twice year to keep your view bright, clean, and streak free.

Not only are windows a focal point in a house, but they also play a large role in energy efficiency. If you have trouble regulating the temperature of your home, installing energy efficient windows could make a world of difference — and it might make a difference on your utility bill too! From multiple insulated air chambers and welded corners on our PVC windows, to dual and triple-pane glass with Low-E coatings, our experts will know how to match the needs of your home.


When one door closes, a newer (better-looking) door opens! A fresh coat of paint or new exterior doors can give your home a whole new look. Think of that cozy house in your neighbourhood with a cheerful yellow front door, or the sleek new place with a bold front entrance. What does your front door say about your home?  

And similar to windows, doors can play a role in your home’s energy efficiency. Having proper seals and locking mechanisms can improve security and limit exterior air from flowing into your home. Patios, decks, entranceways, exterior basement entries; new doors can go a long way.  

Take it a step further and consider how you close in your patio and deck. Extras like drop-down screens or retractable screen doors can boost the value of your home (not to mention your comfort).  

Paint & siding

The biggest exterior change you can make to your home (without completing a full reno) can be achieved with a fresh coat of paint. After all, the outside of your house is the first thing neighbours, friends, family or prospective buyers will see.  

Whether it’s changing up your personal design aesthetic or improving the weather proofing of your exterior paint, our Rümi experts have you covered. Our crews are equipped for any job, and can paint any style of exterior, including stucco.

Realtors will also recommend small changes, even to your mailbox, house numbers, handles and finishes to update the look of your home. Even these small changes can go a long way to modernize or freshen the look of your home!

Landscaping & yardwork

The best (and most pleasurable) way to improve your home? A well-maintained yard. Caring for your trees, shrubs and lawn can extend your livable space and make your home stand out on the block. The great part about landscaping and yard work, is that you can do as little or as much as you want. In the summer, a few planters of flowers and a freshly cut lawn can make a big statement.

Beyond curb appeal

If you’re in the market for a new home, or you’re thinking about selling, you may want to consider a Rümi Certified Home Inspection. A home inspector will go beyond the facade of your property, flagging any potential damage or areas of concern for you or a prospective buyer.  

If you’re selling, buying or renovating, conducting a home inspection is a must. It’s a fully independent and objective process that can help you understand your property better, leaving little room for surprises or unexpected costs down the road.

The outside of your home is the first thing anyone sees, so what kind of impression do you want to make? The exterior of your property is a great way to express your sense of design and showcase your home’s personality. So, whether you love the home you’re in or you’re on the hunt for new digs, curb appeal will be top of mind. And if your curb appeal needs a little TLC, Rümi service providers are ready to help make your home stand out!