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Last modified: 2021-10-25 | Approximate reading time 5 mins

Léa Plourde-Archer

The exterior sections of a house and the driveway are some of the first things that we see when arriving home. They are also some of the areas on the property that experience the most wear and tear as they are exposed to bad weather. There are several renovation, transformation and refurbishment projects that can contribute to embellishing the yard and exterior parts of a building, making it more welcoming.

Since our blog contains hundreds of articles, many of which cover exterior renovations, we have decided to prepare a guide to help you find articles that could be useful for you.

Here is exterior renovation and landscaping guide

Cornice, soffits and gutters (eavestroughs)

These three elements each play important roles regarding the air and water-tightness of a home. Therefore, it is important to make sure that they are well maintained.

Deck, porch and patio

What better than to spend a lovely summer evening relaxing on your balcony, porch or patio? Several types of materials are used to build these structures which need to be weatherproof. To learn more, check out our articles on these subjects: 


The driveway is the last thing that you see when leaving the house and the first that you see when arriving. Therefore, it is important to make sure that it is well maintained and to study the different options for landscaping and paving: 

Exterior siding

Exterior siding serves to protect the structure of the house and to make it more weatherproof, in addition to improving its' appearance. Dozens of materials are available on the market, making the selection very difficult. To learn more about the characteristics and average prices of these materials, check out the following articles: 

Balcon arrière maison

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Exterior staircases

Staircases that are located outside take a beating. Hot, cold, ice, rain, dirt, etc. The following articles talk about renovating and maintaining different types of exterior staircases: 

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Fences, columns, gates and railings

What are the different materials for fences and how much does it cost on average for these materials and the installation process? Find out in these articles: 

French drain, foundations and foundation parging

The building's foundations and plumbing elements must absolutely remain in good shape. Here is a selection of several articles on the subject: 

Maisons en briques

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Landscaping is the equivalent of interior decorating for the exterior parts of the house. There are many options for all tastes and budgets. Here are a few ideas to set up your front and backyard:


Brick homes are charming and timeless. In order to remain in good condition, the homeowner must make sure that the walls are well-maintained and that problems such as bulging walls do not appear: 


Here are some other useful bits of information about landscaping and exterior renovations:

Paint and stain

In order to ensure that you get durable results with a stain or a paint product applied on an exterior surface, it is important to use good quality products as well as the right techniques:  

Pool and backyard

Whether your backyard is large or small, there are so many options for layouts that you may have a hard time deciding. Here are a few articles that will give you ideas: 

Aménagement cour arrière

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Roofing materials and renovations

The roof is one of the main structural elements of a home. After all, having a roof over one's head is one of the basic needs that all humans share. The following articles cover maintenance techniques, prices and characteristics for roofing materials: 

To see examples of landscaping and exterior renovation projects completed by contractors, check out 10 examples of landscaping projects.

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