Home Holiday Prep: Exterior

Posted on November 4, 2015 in Seasonal Home Tips

The holidays are coming up, and if you’re entertaining your friends and family, you’ll want your home to be in its best shape possible. At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we can help you do that. We’ll be posting a “Home Holiday Prep” blog each week for the next six weeks, and each one will focus on how to make an area of your home look great for your upcoming party or gathering.

The outside of your home is the first thing your guests will see this holiday, so you’ll want to make a good impression. If your home’s exterior is drab, worn, damaged, or faded, our experts can help give it some new life.


The siding on your home has two purposes: it gives your home character and it also protects its structure from natural elements like sun, wind, rain, hail, debris, and more. Keeping your home’s siding in good shape is something we highly recommend, and whether you’re in need of a siding repair, replacement, or tips on how to clean it, our Delaware siding experts can help. We carry the best siding products in the industry and can have your home looking as good as new in no time.


If your asphalt roof has been significantly damaged or is more than 25 years old, you may want to consider replacing it. A new roof installation will not only improve the protection and integrity of your home, but it can also give you a chance to change the way your home looks. These days, roofing shingles come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and materials, and each one can give your home a new aesthetic style. Talk to our roofing specialists to find out which would be best for you.


While your guests probably won’t pay much attention to your gutters, clearing them of leaves and debris is important. Too much gutter clutter can lead to clogs, which can lead to water backup and eventually, leaks and water damage. Let us give your gutters a good cleaning before your guests arrive and they’ll be one less thing you have to worry about.

Exterior Decorations

Prepping your home for the holidays doesn’t have to be entirely about home improvement. We’re equally as excited to offer some exterior decoration ideas:

  • Colorful front door wreaths
  • Front porch hay bales
  • Candles lining stairs and/or walkway
  • Dried corn stalks
  • Garland around the front door frame
  • Festive flower pots
  • Decorative outdoor pillows
  • Hanging lanterns

Next week’s segment: Windows & Doors

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