Fypon Launches Second Annual National Curb Appeal Month in August
Fypon, a leader in the synthetic millwork industry, will once again shine the spotlight on the benefits of curb appeal for the home during the Second Annual “National Curb Appeal Month” celebration in August of 2015.
The month-long focus is dedicated to helping homeowners discover ways to add value and design appeal to their home’s exterior. During August, Fypon provides curb appeal tips on their Facebook and Twitter pages along with extensive curb appeal information and color advice from national color expert Kate Smith at www.fypon.com.
According to the 2015 Cost Versus Value Study* conducted by Remodeling magazine, investments in a variety of exterior home improvement projects on a midrange priced home can have solid return-on-investment for homeowners. The study reports a garage door replacement has an 88.4 percent cost versus value recoup. Other curb appeal elements with strong payback for homeowners include:
- Manufactured Stone Veneer – 92.2 percent
- Vinyl Siding Replacement – 80.7 percent
- Wood Window Replacement – 78.8 percent
- Vinyl Window Replacement – 72.9 percent
- Roof Replacement – 71.6 percent
- Steel entry door – 101.8 percent
- Garage door – 88.4 percent
- Vinyl siding – 80.7 percent
- Energy-efficient vinyl windows – 72.9 percent
- Fiberglass entry door – 72 percent
- New roof – 71.6 percent
For tips on adding color to the home exterior, Fypon offers advice shared by color expert Kate Smith of Sensational Color.
“Strategically placed ‘pops of color’ on a home exterior can make a huge difference in creating positive curb appeal,” says Smith. “Whether it’s window boxes filled with bright red geraniums or trim pieces in a striking deep green, colorful accents really help a home stand out.
“My advice is to add ‘top down’ color to the home to gain a cohesive and appealing exterior. Start with the roof color, then work down to the siding, trim, doors and landscaping. The colors should all complement each other. Even if you have a sedate color scheme, there’s nothing wrong with shaking up a home with a warm, welcoming color on polyurethane shutters.”
According to the 2011 DaVinci Roofscapes’ Homeowners Exterior Preferences Study conducted online by Harris Interactive©:
- 61% of homeowners say that when house hunting or designing their home, the most attention-grabbing exterior feature was the style of the home,
- 78% of homeowners report their home’s curb appeal is either “extremely” or “very” important to them
- 59% of homeowners place a lot of emphasis on the role color plays when they think about replacing major exterior home features
- 67% of homeowners prefer earthy, calm colors such as beige, tan, white, gray or brown as the dominant color on their home’s exteriors.
Visit the @Fypon Curb Appeal Month site for 25 Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home and Quick Fix Curb Appeal Projects that Help Sell Homes!