Preparing Your Home’s Exterior for Holiday Guests

Nothing brings people together quite like the holiday season. And nothing welcomes them better than a beautiful, well maintained front entrance. Preparing your home’s exterior for your holiday guests isn’t difficult with these tips, but you should start early and be thorough.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Sprucing up your entryway just takes a little paint for your door, trim and porch. If these areas are looking weathered, scrape them and repaint or stain as needed. You won’t believe what a little paint will do for your home’s curb appeal. While you’re at it, paint decorative planters or window boxes in the same color as the trim or door.

If your entry door is getting on in age or you’ve been experiencing energy loss lately, now’s as good a time as any to get a new one. Here at Hi-Tech, we install entry doors available in a variety of attractive colors that can complement your home color. In addition, our doors will outlast conventional house paint because they’re crafted from top-quality acrylic enamel, factory-applied over many primer coats. Muddy hands and kicking feet are no match for our doors, which are built to contend with harsh New England winters.

Fill Window Boxes

Fill your window boxes with fresh holly branches, pine boughs, pine cones or bay leaves. Add a decorative touch by painting your house numbers on a planter with stencil and spray paint.

Test Out Bulbs

You want your guests to be safe when they visit your home, so make sure all light bulbs are working properly, especially ones that illuminate walkways up to your front door. Consider adding smart exterior light fixtures that turn on when they detect motion.

Sweep the Decks

Sweep leaves, twigs, dirt and other debris away from the entrance and add a door mat that offers a warm holiday greeting. Check the deck and rails for any cracks, trip hazards and splinter hazards. Add decorations and potted plants but keep them well out of the way of foot traffic. If your decking took its final beating this past summer and is showing signs of wear and tear, now is a good time to consider a new deck. Hi-Tech’s decks are made from 100 percent recyclable PVC compounds, making them slip resistant with little to no annual maintenance. This is a good thing as we face yet another cold, snowy, icy winter.

Contact Hi-Tech Windows & Siding

If you need a new entry door or new decking, contact Hi-Tech Windows & Siding at 800-851-0900. We can help you get holiday-ready this winter!

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