10 Exterior House Upgrade Projects

By Robert Robillard on Exterior Repairs

One-Hour Exterior Home Upgrade Projects

Short on time, but looking to make a big change on the outside of your home?

Try looking at Fypon products.   Fypon has a variety of one-hour “out-of-the-box-and-onto-the-home” products that can help add curb appeal to your home’s exterior.

Constructed of durable urethane, Fypon® products are lightweight and easy to install, making these projects ideal for many do-it-yourselfers. Each decorative piece comes pre-primed and resists insect infestations, rot, decay and moisture, making for long-term low-maintenance of these home enhancements.

Start-to-finish, here’s what you can achieve in about one hour:

 Exterior House Upgrade:  Project 1 

Make your entryway more welcoming with an elegant door surround. Start with fluted pilasters on either side of the door and then top the door with a crosshead or decorative pediment — try a rams head, sunburst, acorn or peaked cap style.

Update Window Trim:  Project 2 

Trim out the exterior windows facing the street. Use crossheads for over a window and top with a solid, decorative or recessed panel keystone accent piece. On the sides and below the window, use moulding pieces with plinth blocks in the corners to eliminate miter cuts.

Accent A Bay Window:  Project 3

Accent a bay window with a window panel. Raised panels add dimension and style to the exterior of the home while resisting moisture, rot and insects.

Fypon pieces come pre-primed, ready for installation. All products need to be glued and nailed or screwed to the wall, then painted to your preference.

Exterior House Upgrade:  Project 4 

Replace an older, rotting wooden louver with a low-maintenance urethane louver. Fypon offers both functional louvers that have a noncorrosive fiberglass screen backing to keep insects out while allowing maximum airflow to enter the attic and non-functioning decorative louvers.

Install Window Shutters:  Project 5 

Flank the windows on the front of your home with easy-care urethane shutters. Choose from a selection of louvered, raised panel or plank shutters. Paint or stain the pre-primed shutters to complement any home exterior.

Add a Gable Pediment:  Project 6

If your home has a Victorian style, add a gable pediment to accent the home’s exterior.

Install a Fypon Trellis System:  Project 7

Don’t forget the garage. Invest a bit longer than an hour and you can install a Fypon PVC Trellis System kit to accent a single or double garage door. Each kit includes outlookers reinforced with PVC for durability, attractive beams, lattice and hardware needed to complete the job.

Wrap Posts with Fypon Column Wrap:  Project 8 

Cover up unsightly wooden posts with a Fypon PVC Column Wrap. The semi-assembled, two-piece wrap classic style wrap installs in just 15 minutes.

Use Lattice Wisely:  Project 9 

Use crosshatch or square decorative panels made out of lightweight urethane to serve as see-through “gates” to keep pets and children separated from prized flowers and bushes.

Update the Front Door:  Project 10 

Your home’s front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal. Your front door with a new quality door or paint it.  Make a statement by giving it a bold blast of  color that makes your house stick out. Make sure you match the color in with the rest of  your house colors.


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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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