When you are building a new custom home with Columbia Builders, you have the benefit of truly making your home one of a kind to suit your style! Your choices will be built with superior craftsmanship that is sure to last a lifetime! Choosing your home exterior finishes typically is a matter of personal preference and budget, but there are a few pros and cons to consider with most building materials. The enduring quality of the exterior of your custom home makes a great impression in your neighborhood and can largely determine its curb-appeal.
Arguably the most popular material with most homeowners, vinyl siding boasts a ton of benefits for relatively low costs. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors and styles, with many being manufactured to replicate luxurious materials like wood. By choosing higher-quality vinyl material, paired with an expert installation job, your home siding will be very water-resistant and durable enough to weather Maryland’s summer heat and winter chill. One consideration for vinyl is that it can’t be painted over, so you must be confident with your color selection.
Brick and Brick Veneer
While it will cost more, if you want your home to have a stately appearance, a brick exterior is a sure way to go. Brick veneer or brick-on-frame builds are quite common. You can be sure that the brick will not fade or dent like some materials. Plus, brick and mortar exteriors hardly ever need any cleaning. Brick is available in colors from white, tan and gray to dark brown and red.
Stone and Stone Veneer
Similar to brick and brick veneer, manufactured or solid stones can also be used on the facade. Stone makes any home look elegant, luxurious, and dramatic. With reliable installation, your stone details can withstand the elements from Mother Nature. Many homeowners are willing to pay a premium for stone; even resale homebuyers will be ready to pay more if you ever decide to move. The price tag is worth it when you are rewarded with a beautiful stone home exterior.
Additional Exterior Accents
Your wall finishes aren’t the only way to beautify your home exterior. Carefully selecting accents create the look of a truly custom-built home. Consider using a tasteful mix of siding materials, or opting for something less traditional like vertical siding. Gable vents are a small finishing touch to your home’s appearance, and there are plenty of shapes and styles from which to choose. You can add exterior framing accents to your windows, and doors like mantels, trim and louvered or modern farmhouse shutters. In addition, you can personalize your porch and walkway surfaces with pavers and stone products. And don’t forget about lighting fixtures and landscape lighting. Of course, you can always add more appeal to your overall home exterior with modern techs, like smart doorbells or make a statement with a well-landscaped yard.
Design and Build Your Dream Home with Columbia Builders!
Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville. No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last.
If you’re ready to invest in a home, built with your needs in mind, trust in us. Give Columbia Builders a call today at 410-730-0215 or use our contact form here. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, and Youtube, and don’t forget to check back on our blog for more tips and information!