The siding is one of your home’s primary components: besides protecting the structure of your home from the elements, it defines the exterior style and design. As it gets worn out or damaged over time, it’s very important that your siding material is replaced and upgraded. Otherwise, your home will look outdated and you will risk further damage to your house.
You may be looking for every excuse to put off getting new siding’ maybe the expense and hassle seems too great to put up with right now. But there are many benefits to having new siding installed on your home, such as the following.
1. Boost Your Home’s Property Value
Installing new siding on your home is a pretty big investment, but it’s an investment that comes with a hefty return. In fact, installing mid-range vinyl siding on your home is known to have an ROI of 81% over time.
If you plan to sell your home in the future, replacing the siding may make the biggest difference in making your home worth more. Besides making it look better and more modern, new siding will protect your home from potential structural damage incurred by the weather. You should be able to sell it for a considerably higher price with fresh siding.
2. Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Along with improving the structural integrity of your home, giving your home a vibrant new look with replacement siding can dramatically boost curb appeal. It will make your home look brighter and better even if updating the siding is the only thing you changed about it.
Another exciting part of replacing siding is that you have the chance to completely change the color — or even the entire look — of your house. You might decide to add some additional architectural details later to further enhance your home’s fresh appearance.
It’s worth noting that a lighter shade or color will help avoid attracting the sun’s heat which can lower utility bills.
3. Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Even if you aren’t currently thinking about selling your home, this is a benefit we can all get behind. New, light-colored siding can reduce your energy costs. This benefit only compounds when you add increased insulation to the exterior walls. If you like, you can also have the cavities in your walls filled with blown-in insulation to increase your home’s R-10 value. While you’re at it, you can also invest in a house wrap installation to further help prevent moisture and wind from penetrating your walls.
4. Repair Unseen Structural Damage to Your Home
It’s not uncommon for homes to sustain structural damage underneath their siding. This damage could be a result of rainwater leaking in through cracks around windows, which could go on to cause cracks in your drywall. When you hire a competent contractor to replace your siding, you may also ask them to check for and repair any structural damage hiding behind your old siding.
5. Paint Your Home Less in the Future
Finally, new siding typically won’t require a new paint job for a long time. And when it is finally time to repaint it, it should hold its paint much better than older siding does. This means you won’t have to use as much paint or paint it as often.
New siding won’t just make your home look nicer and sell for more — you’ll feel better in a home with new siding, too. Get in touch with Pro Home Services to start making upgrades today.