Has business been slow lately? While you might not necessarily have anything to worry about, this doesn’t mean that you won’t benefit from trying to actively attract attention. You know how important image is for a business so it may be time to give yours an upgrade with commercial siding and window makeovers.
First Impressions Last
One of the first things potential clients will notice when they come to you is the physical state of your business. Ask yourself: Are you likelier to enter a building that is old, drab, and run-down or one that looks clean, bright, and attractive? The answer is obvious and it’s going to be the same for everyone. Fortunately, all you need is to give your business a makeover, which you can easily do by replacing your siding.
The Beauty of Siding Replacement
Several siding options will be available to you but two of the best choices you can consider are cedar and fiber cement siding. Cedar is a great option for wooden siding because of its natural beauty, showing clear grain and unique characteristics. In fact, no two properties using cedar siding will ever look exactly the same. Untreated white cedar is best left untreated, allowing it to weather into a silvery patina, but the material also takes stains well, if preferred. Fiber cement siding, on the other hand, is popular because not only is it available in a wide variety of styles and colors but it can also be made to mimic the appearance of other siding materials, including wood.
In terms of other advantages, cedar siding is naturally resistant to rot, insects, and fungi, and will repel a good deal of moisture, rendering it both water-resistant and resistant against swelling, warping, and cracking, while fiber cement siding is durable and fire- and insect-resistant and features a long lifespan, easily lasting 50 years.
Improving Appeal with Window Replacement
If you’re looking for a simpler improvement project than replacing your siding, window replacement will be right up your alley. New windows can instantly spice up your property’s appearance, making them highly appealing easily. However, to get best results from replacing your windows, you have to choose the right replacement, looking for framing material that best suits your local climate and a glass option that addresses all your needs. Depending on your property, certain window types might work better than others, or perhaps a mix of different window styles might bring out your business’ character better. Double hung windows, for instance, feature a timeless design that works well with a range of architectural styles, while sliding and casement windows generally complement more modern properties.
To improve and sustain the appeal of the property, it is also important to keep the windows clean and polished. The right window-cleaning tools will help in keeping your windows sparkly clean.
Getting the Help You Need
Whether you’re installing new siding or windows, sprucing up your property is a great way to generate business. With bright new siding to attract the eye, and new windows to give the place character, the boost in curb appeal can only mean an increase in attention, interest, and, ultimately, customers for you.
For more than 25 years, Steve Rumpf has been at the helm of Erin Isle Construction, contributing his knowledge and expertise in design and installation toward improving local homes and commercial properties in Portland and other nearby areas. For updates from Steve, check out the company blog!