How a Thousand-Dollar Facelift Can Make a Home Look Like a Million Bucks

landlord helpWith an investment of less than $1,000, a makeover with vinyl decorative solutions can spice up curb appeal and dramatically transform any property’s facade.

Windows, doors, gables and fascia can all be enhanced using shutters, window headers, sunbursts, door surrounds, dentil trim, decorative gable vents and more. With these infusions of color and dimension, homes become more welcoming and exude an owner’s sense of care and pride.

Installing these exterior accents is accomplished in a matter of hours, but their beauty benefits last for decades.

Vinyl shutters offer virtually limitless ways to bring excitement and make a colorful starting point for one of these affordable multi-faceted makeovers. Whether shutters are for two windows or a set of five, the difference is dramatic.

Shutters can combine with sunbursts or window headers to frame a window with style.

The timeless style of window headers projects an image of stately refinement. For a front door, a header is combined with twin pilasters to create a door surround conveying subtle strength. The pilasters crisp vertical lines deliver a grand entryway feel. The eye-pleasing dimension of a door surround can also be used to uniquely frame a garage door.

For an expressive combination, a door surround can be paired with the lively contrast of specialty siding shapes. Round specialty shapes provide textured accents for gables and contrasting color around a homes second story.

Dentil trim is another accent available for upper exteriors, delivering timeless elegance and immediate architectural distinction. Mid-Americas Square Tooth and Scalloped Tooth Dentil Trim create substance all the way around a home with harmonious interplays of light and shadow.

Decorative gable vents (non-functional) are simple yet provide impact. Combining with shutters, window headers or other accents, they help unify a homes appearance.

Smaller details also do their part to generate serenity and a more finished look. Cost-effective, color-coordinated mount blocks and vents deliver crisper, cleaner appearances for light fixtures, electrical outlets, exhaust vents and more.

Vinyl additions enhance various architecture styles and can be directly installed on exteriors ranging from brick, fiber cement and vinyl to wood, stone veneer and stucco. From modest homes to those in luxurious neighborhoods, a selection of these decorative accents can reinvent a homes exterior with captivating new appeal.

For the best selection of vinyl accents, see Mid-America Siding Components, a division of The Tapco Group®, a U.S. Green Building Council member. For more information, visit or call 800-521-8486. For more great ideas to enhance your home, find The Tapco Group ® on Facebook at, Twitter at and on YouTube at

The Tapco Group is the building industrys leading provider of easy to install, premium innovative interior and exterior products. Serving the building industry since 1961, Tapco specializes in the manufacturing of stone veneer, roofing, siding, trim, tool systems, egress systems and siding components. The products combine versatile application, durability, vast color palettes and uncommon authenticity to exceed the expectations of contractors and homeowners. Tapco delivers Innovation Born from Original Thinking„¢.

Courtesy: Home Improvement News and Information Center

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