After years of withstanding nature’s wrath – tropical storms, severe thunderstorms, heavy rains, ice storms, and strong winds – your home’s exterior may start to look worn. To beautify and modernize your home, consider replacing your siding. Siding installation is both a wise short-term and long-term investment. For those who intend to sell their homes, realtors will likely be more attracted to their property and for those who intend to stay a while, maintenance costs will be lower. Old siding can be an eyesore, and could drive potential buyers away. So, what do homeowners stand to gain, in addition to increasing their home’s curb appeal, when they replace their siding? Let’s find out.
4 Benefits to Replacing You Home’s Siding
- Value Addition
The value-add, particularly remodeling projects, to a property is known as ROI (Return on Investment). Statistics show that replacing your siding is a financially sound decision because the return on investment value is around 78%. When you replace your siding, prospective homebuyers will be attracted to your home. A well-maintained exterior will give the impression that the interior of the home is likewise well maintained. Replacing your siding not only increases your home’s value addition, but also an improves your curb appeal.
- Increased Insulation
Most homes that are a few decades old may not incorporate more modern home insulation techniques. With the passage of time, building materials became better, meaning that the material or technology is better suited to external weather conditions. Today, homebuilders are more aware of the advantages of good quality insulation. When you replace your home’s siding, you reduce cold and heat transfer from your home’s interior to its exterior. Most modern siding materials incorporate insulation into their design. If your home’s existing siding does not contain insulation, be sure to have your contractor add a layer of insulation before fitting your new siding.
When you are shopping for insulated siding panels, look for materials with a high R-value. Blocking of heat transfer from one side to the other is rated through the R-value. The higher the R-value of the siding material, the more effective your home will reflect heat during summer and retain heat during winter.
- Reduced Energy Bills
When you have siding that helps maintain the heat inside your house during the winter or one which reflects heat during summer, it saves you money. It lowers your cooling and heating bills. When you reduce the energy consumption in your home, you can save a significant amount of money that can go to other home improvement projects.
- Reduced Repairs and Maintenance Bills
Your home’s siding plays the same role as your skin. It protects your home against external elements. Poor quality or damaged siding can compromise the structure of your home. Problems such as water damage, mold or mildew can wreak havoc on electrical wiring, plasterboards, and timber. Untreated, such exposure could mean expensive repairs and maintenance down the road.
C.E.T. Painting Has Your Westchester County Siding Services Covered
Your home’s siding plays a significant role in the safety and well-being of its occupants. To avoid problems to the structure of your home, worn out sidings need immediate repair. Whether you want cedar shake, vinyl, wood or fiber cement siding, re-siding is an easy step towards falling in love again with your home. Don’t forget maintenance of your existing siding. At C.E.T. Painting, we have qualified professionals who will expertly replace your siding. For quotes or inquiries, send us a message through our website or call (914) 615-1415, and we will be glad to be of help.