Step Up Your Curb Appeal 3

Four Fabulous Spring Upgrades for Your Home

It’s spring! Top your “to do” list with these tips to step up the curb appeal on your home. Tony Knutson and Randy Wolf, the experts at Titan Siding and Roofing, a locally owned and operated company in West Chester, suggest these four fabulous spring upgrades.

1. Raise the Roof

Winter ice and spring storms are tough on your roof. Do you notice damaged shingles, algae streaks or granules in your gutters? If so, it’s time for a new roof.

“If you get the right shingles, and the right crew to install it, you should get 30 years out of your roof,” Wolf explains.

Dare to show some style with your roof. Wolf and Knutson install a lot of architectural shingles, also known as dimensional shingles.

“They give the house more of a pop—a 3D kind of look—instead of flat. It not only looks better, but they provide better protection and are more durable,” Wolf says.

2. Bigger Gutters Are Better

During the rain of spring, gutters help keep water, and the damage it could bring, at bay.


Knutson advises that bigger gutters are better.

“The bigger the gutter, the bigger the downspout, the quicker that water is going to get away from your house,” he says. “A six-inch gutter will serve better than something smaller.”

Beware the mature trees that line many of our neighborhood streets.

“It only takes one or two trees to wreak havoc on your gutters and downspouts. We offer gutter guards to help,” Knutson explains.

3. Stylish Siding

Most homeowners don’t pay attention to their home’s siding unless it is warped or broken. Updated siding can bring both function and fashion. Consider siding to add colorful or decorative accents to your home. Highlight gables or preserve a historical look, all while insulating your home and lowering energy bills.

“We can do lap siding or shaker-style shingle siding to add accents,” Wolf explains. “Titan can help guide color and style selections,” he adds.

Titan’s top choices for siding replacement are fiber cement or vinyl siding.

“Vinyl siding is the most cost-effective choice,” Knutson says.

4. Window Dressing

Windows frame our view of the world.

Windows in older homes are often drafty and difficult to use. Even newer homes, especially those with builder-grade options, could use new windows to update style and safety.

Titan installs windows from Vinylmax, a Hamilton company.

“They make a high quality window,” Wolf says. “Vinylmax features double-hung and double and triple-paned windows. They come in many grid styles and colors. There’s something for everyone,” he explains.

Some window styles have safety features and hidden locks that deter break-ins.

Titan Roofing and Siding is known for providing a personal experience and professional performance.

“We aren’t going to put anything on your house that we wouldn’t put on our own,” Wolf says.