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Jun 01, 2022

Summer Project Inspiration: Upgrading Your Home's Exterior

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Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to get outside and make sure your home’s exterior is up to snuff. If you're looking to do something a little more significant than just sprucing up your landscaping this year, it may be time to consider an upgrade or addition to your home.

At Marks Lumber, we love helping people who are looking to create their dream homes, whether that means building a custom home or updating their current one. To help you get inspired for your next project, here are some of the most common upgrades we see people make to their homes during the summertime.


Siding is one of the first things people notice about a home, and if your siding looks like it could use a pick-me-up, it may be time to consider re-siding your home. Re-siding instantly alters the look and feel of your home’s exterior, making it one of the best ways to customize and modernize a structure. Re-siding a home is no small task, but if you're looking for a larger project that makes a huge difference in your home’s curb appeal, this project may just be worth it.

If you’re going to spend the time and money updating your siding, it is important to choose one that not only looks good but also provides great durability. Wood siding is a durable, sustainable, and affordable siding option perfect for anyone looking for a natural, custom home look. Natural wood siding helps create a warm, inviting feel and can be used to upgrade anything from a rustic getaway to a modern townhouse.


Adding or upgrading a deck is one of the best summer projects you can take on in terms of increasing the value and overall appearance of a home. Decking is a simple way to liven up the feel of your home and create more living space that everyone can enjoy. Plus, a beautiful wrap-around or inviting entryway deck can do wonders for your home's exterior.

Outdoor Entertaining Space

Speaking of adding more living space, an outdoor entertaining area may just be the perfect way to brighten up your backyard. Pergolas and gazebos are a great summer project to take on that provides a fun and functional space you can enjoy with your friends and family. While it may not add to your home’s curb appeal, creating a backyard that provides an oasis from the everyday hustle and bustle is always a good investment.

Inviting Entryways

Making your entryway as warm and inviting as possible can do wonders for the overall appeal of your home. Adding an entryway truss can help create dimension for your exterior while providing cover from the elements for any awaiting visitors. By adding a timber frame truss to your entryway design ideas, you can create a space that is both functional and unique.

Whether you're looking for circle sawn siding, decking, or timbers, Marks Lumber has the material and expertise you need for your next summer project. Contact us today to get started.

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