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While decorating your home for the trick-or-treaters is perfectly normal in the spirit of the Halloween season, you might be making a few curb appeal mistakes that are making your home look like an actual haunted house all year round.



In this article, Mr. Fix-It, installer of Gutter Helmet®, one of the best gutter systems in the area, lists the curb appeal mistakes you shouldn’t make if you don’t want your home to look like a haunted house.

A Lack of Lighting

In the majority of horror movies about abandoned houses, the first thing anyone would notice (apart from the ominous thunder-and-lightning combo) is lack of proper lighting. Always make sure your home is well-lit both on the exterior and inside so your house looks like someone actually lives in it. Sensor lighting is ideal for outdoor lighting if you’re concerned about security.

Peeling Paint

One of the most obvious signs of disrepair that could make people think your home is a haunted house is peeling or faded exterior paint. Liven up your home’s exterior by maintaining the siding and keeping the paint intact. Make sure you match the paint color with the rest of your home’s exterior as well as in accordance to your community’s guidelines.

Rotting Roof

If your roof is in desperate need of repair, don’t wait until it causes major problems before getting it fixed.

Gruesome Gutters

Gutters that are falling apart are just as good as having no gutters at all. However, this isn’t to say that not having gutters is completely fine. On the contrary, the best gutter systems do more than just keep water away from your home. Gutters keep water from damaging your siding, roofing, basement and structural foundation.

Beautiful Homes All Year Round

Mr. Fix-It offers and installs Gutter Helmet products that will help keep your home beautiful and inviting no matter the season. Call us at (804) 393-9927 for a free consultation. We serve Ashland, Virginia.