6 Low Cost Upgrades to Your House Exterior

Make believe your house is for sale or pretend you're an appraiser inspecting the exterior. Then make these low cost repairs and replacements and you'll like the way it looks.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

6 Low Cost Upgrades to Your House Exterior

Once in a while it’s a good idea to pretend you’re going to hang a For Sale sign on your house and take a walk around the outside looking for what needs to be repaired or replaced. You’ll probably notice a few small nuisance jobs that detract from its appearance. That little "just pretending" exercise shines a light on needed repairs that won't break your budget and will prevent further damage in the future, not to mention make it look a lot better.

Here are six upgrades that are inexpensive and easy to complete whether you do it yourself or hire a professional. Click on the project to learn how much it costs to do the work yourself and compare it with the price of hiring an installer. Adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code in the cost box.

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