Siding Series 2: Why Get New Siding?

The “Wow” Factor

Some new siding on your home is a uniquely visible way to spruce up your home and make it much simpler to sell down the road. Siding is not merely decorative; however, people looking to sell their homes often overlook this aspect of their house’s value. Cracked or loose shingles or panels are vulnerable to insects and moisture, which may lead to expensive damages.

  1. A Revived Appearance: Siding really improves a home and gives it a clean look.
  2. Increased Value: New siding extends the life of your home’s exterior, a huge bonus to potential buyers of your home.
  3. Smaller Bills: Isn’t it nice to pay less for your electricity every month without having to freeze all winter long? Installing insulation underneath the siding provides a barrier against moisture, preventing outside temperatures from disturbing affecting the temperature inside.
  4. Decreased Costs for Maintenance: A new paint job will last your home at least five years, and depending on the quality of the paint, up to 10 to 20 years. For everything else, siding requires little maintenance.

Siding InstallationNew Siding Adds Value Immediately

Replacing that outdated and faded, cracked, etc., siding will increase your curb appeal. But recouping the cost of the siding is also a possibility if you are going to sell your home. In the 2013 Remodeling Cost Vs. Value Report released by Remodeling Magazine’s, if you put in around  $12,000 on vinyl siding, you stand to get back nearly 73 percent of your investment when selling your home. How much you will recoup depends on the type of material you choose. Vinyl that is insulated with foam will add $1,000 to the project cost, but will increase your home’s value.

If you’re willing to spend slightly more money, you have an option of buying fiber-cement siding, which costs around $13,000. The good news here is that you are likely to recoup more than 79 percent of the cost if you sell your home.

Bottom line is if your siding has neared the end of its lifespan, we are here to assist you in finding an attractive and sturdy replacement that will safeguard your house for decades.