Outdoor wiring, like cable and telephone lines strung along the exterior of your home, can be an eyesore. Luckily, there are several effective methods to remove, replace, or conceal outdoor wiring to improve the aesthetics of your home's exterior.

Evaluate the Type of Wiring

The first step is to identify the type of wiring on your home's exterior. Common outdoor wiring includes:

Understanding the purpose of each wire will help determine the options for removal, replacement, or concealment.

Options for Removing Wires

If you wish to completely remove and eliminate the wiring from your home's exterior, the options will depend on the wire type:

Removing wires requires disconnecting from any inside connections and completely detaching from the exterior facade. Be sure wires are not simply cut, as this can leave unused wiring attached.

Replacing Exposed Wiring with New Cables

If the wiring is still needed, like for TV/internet or telephone service, you can replace unsightly exposed cables with new, less obtrusive cables:

Replacing old, exposed wires provides an aesthetic upgrade. Be sure to re-attach wires properly leading into your home.

Concealing Existing Wiring

If the wiring must stay, there are ways to conceal the wires for a cleaner look:

Concealing wires creates a cleaner facade without removing functional wires completely. Blending or hiding wires is typically a cost-effective solution.

Hiring a Professional for More Complex Jobs

For any major wire removal, replacement, or concealment projects, it is often advisable to hire a professional:

Hiring a licensed, insured pro ensures wiring projects are done properly and safely. They have the experience to blend or hide wires for the best aesthetic outcome.

With some effort and diligence, you can successfully eliminate exterior wiring or conceal it for a cleaner, less cluttered look on your home's facade. Taking the right approach based on the wiring type will lead to the best outcome without sacrificing needed functions. Your home's curb appeal will be greatly enhanced by addressing annoying exterior wires using one or more of these removal, replacement, or concealment techniques.