The exterior of your house is as important as the interior
of the house. It is the exteriors that will give a visitor
the first impression on how the interiors are going to be.
The home exteriors are subject to ware and tear by the
elements of nature, so care must be taken to lay the
exteriors well and with good quality materials. There are
certain portions of the exteriors that once laid are
expensive and difficult to relay. At a certain point in
the construction of your house, work will take place
simultaneously in the interior and exterior of the house.
Here are some tips on how the exterior work should be
is best to pour the garage flooring and install the
drywall in the garage before installing the garage doors.
It is easier to install the drywall before the garage
doors are in place. Get doors that are insulated. Install
the required wiring for an automatic door, though you do
not intend to install them.
you have planned Brick Work or Rock Face on part of the
house, it is better to do it before the stucco or siding
is applied. While choosing the color or style of bricks or
rock to be used, take a piece of siding and trim so that
you can match the colors.
the siding is being installed the worker will install
gutters as well. Siding comes in a variety of materials
and styles. Some subdivisions lay down what material has
to be used for siding. Use vinyl siding to reduce
maintenance. Wrap wooden posts and bare wood with vinyl as
the weather is fine stuccoing can be done at this time.
First a layer of building paper with webbed wiring is put
on the house. Then a layer of scratch coat is applied and
finally a coat of paint of your choice is applied.
your plot has been backfilled and graded, you can begin
work on the driveway, garage floor and sidewalks. If you
pour your sidewalk too close to the foundation, cracks may
form at the corners. Leave some space between the sidewalk
and the foundation wall. You can choose from a variety of
surfaces for your sidewalk like, plain concrete, stamped,
a number of surfaces can be applied.
should be done after the siding is prepared. Deck
finishing comes in different types like painted, stained
or vinyl. It is best to choose something that needs little
or no maintenance and is durable.
the deck is about 24" or more above the ground then you
need a railing for it. Some types of railings need to be
maintained on a daily basis and other are relatively
maintenance free. Railings are available in wooden,
aluminum, plastic and glass etc.
subdivisions have rules for landscaping and a time limit
for completion. When you buy your land you have give a
performance deposit to the subdivision. Once the exterior
of the house and the landscaping is completed according to
the rules, this deposit is returned.