Boosting the curb appeal of your home: tips from Gunner Roofing

October 3, 2023 by

When it comes to enhancing the curb appeal of your home, many homeowners immediately think of landscaping or fresh coats of paint. While these are undoubtedly vital, there are other often-overlooked aspects that can significantly improve the look and value of your property: roofing, siding, and windows. With expertise and certifications in these areas, Gunner provides valuable insights into transforming your home’s exterior from ordinary to extraordinary.

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1. Roofing – more than just a cover over your head

Choose the right material

Choosing the right material for your roof is crucial, and as a GAF Master Elite® residential roofing contractor, Gunner has the right team for the job. With Gunner, homeowners have a diverse array of high-quality options. Brava offers composite roofing solutions that mimic natural textures with long-lasting durability, while DaVinci synthesizes the timeless elegance of slate and shake roofs but with a modern twist, giving homeowners the luxury look without the associated maintenance and weight.

For those inclined toward strength and longevity, metal roofing is an exemplary choice, offering resistance against extreme weather conditions and a life span that can stretch for decades. Cedar, on the other hand, brings a touch of natural beauty, insulating properties, and a classic appearance to any home. Each material has its unique advantages, and the choice will depend on the homeowner’s aesthetic preferences, the budget, and the specific climatic conditions of the region.

GAF offers a range of roofing solutions, from Timberline HDZ shingles to their designer series, ensuring a match for every architectural design and taste. GAF also provides longevity for your roof with their Golden Pledge Limited Warranty options.

Regular maintenance

Over time, moss, algae, and debris can accumulate on your roof. Not only does this detract from your home’s appearance, but it can also damage the roofing material. Protecting the roof of your home with regular cleaning and maintenance can prevent these problems and keep the structure of your roof looking its best.

Seamless gutters

While often overlooked, gutters play a crucial role in the appearance of your home. Seamless gutters are made from a single continuous flat piece of material, custom-fit to the length of your home. This flat, seamless design system eliminates the joints and seams present in traditional drainage systems, significantly reducing the chances of leaks. From an aesthetic standpoint, they offer a sleek, unbroken line that runs gracefully along your home’s edges. This clean, polished look can greatly enhance the overall appearance of your property, offering a more modern and refined touch.

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2. Siding – a fresh face for your home

Choose a siding that complements your home

With numerous materials available, from vinyl to fiber cement, it’s essential to pick a siding that complements your home’s architectural style and personal preferences. For instance, a classic wood siding might suit a traditional house, while fiber cement can mimic the appearance of wood but offers increased durability.

Pay attention to color

The color of your siding can make or break the overall appearance and functionality of your house. It’s not just about choosing a color you like but also choosing one that matches your home’s overall palette. Consider the color of your roofing, trim, and other elements when making a siding selection.

Maintenance matters

Just like roofing, your siding requires regular maintenance. Cleaning it from time to time, repairing any damages, and ensuring that there are no gaps or cracks can help in preserving its look and increasing its life span.

Gunner’s choice

As a JamesHardie™ Elite Preferred siding contractor, Gunner is able to recommend the best options and styles for your siding project. James Hardie siding, renowned for its durability and aesthetic versatility, stands as a benchmark in the world of home exteriors. Crafted from fiber cement, this siding option offers homeowners the classic appearance of wood without the cost and associated maintenance hassles or susceptibility to the elements. It’s resistant to common adversaries like moisture, fire, and termites, ensuring a long-lasting, beautiful finish.

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3. Windows – let your home shine

Upgrade to energy-efficient windows

Upgrading to modern energy-efficient windows not only reduces your energy bills, but also offers cleaner designs and materials and better framing materials. These can significantly improve your home while being environmentally friendly. Andersen windows also commonly come with high-performance glass options that help save on energy bills and add a layer of comfort to your home. Gunner has an Andersen certification, which means they are trained and approved by Andersen to offer window replacement services, ensuring peace of mind for homeowners.

Think about window trims

Sometimes, it’s the small details that make a big difference. Painting or updating the trim around your windows can create a contrasting effect that pops and gives a fresh feel to your home’s facade.

Keep them sparkling clean

Clean windows reflect light and sparkle, making every space in your home look well-maintained and inviting. Regular cleaning, both inside and out, ensures that every room in your home shines in its best light.


Enhancing the curb appeal of your home is more than just beautification. It’s an investment that can increase the value of your property. While most people focus on the obvious aspects like landscaping, it’s crucial not to neglect the roofing, siding, and windows of your home. These elements, when chosen correctly and well maintained, can completely transform the look of your home. Trust Gunner to guide you through the process and make the right choices for your property. Remember, first impressions last – make yours count!