Fypon is deeming August its first-ever "National Curb Appeal Month" in an effort to teach homeowners new ways to add value to their homes.
The month-long event will feature daily tips desseminated on the Fypon Facebook and Twitter pages, including color advice from national color expert Kate Smith of Sensational Color.
"Realtors tell us that potential home buyers make a 'street decision' in less than 12 seconds on whether or not to view a home that's for sale," said Niki Decker, senior manager of product and marketing for Fypon. "That's a very short time to make a large impression, and it all relies on the curb appeal of the house."
Fypon is also presenting some evidence on how adding vinyl siding or an attractive patio can increase a home's return-on-investment, as well as adding color in strategic places (like the entry door, shutters and trim).
"Different curb appeal elements, such as well-maintained shrubbery, decorative millwork and trim, colorful plants and an appealing front entryway can have a fast, positive impact on home buyers," added Decker. "Even if your home is not for sale, curb appeal is important in setting a welcoming tone for your family and visitors."
Among Fypon's top tips for increasing curb appeal are adding trim and easy-care shutters to exterior windows, as well as adding a door surround to the entryway.