Protect Your Home
When most people think about their siding, they usually think about the appearance. While this is important, the primary function of siding is to protect the home from the elements. It is designed to withstand rain, snow wind and other outdoor hazards, and it protects the structural components from damage. As siding ages, this protection can diminish and this will expose the home to the risk of damage.
Find Hidden Damage
As your siding ages, it can let water seep in through cracks or places where it has become loose. At first, this damage might be unnoticeable. However, if it is unaddressed, the damage will get worse with time, and this can lead to expensive repairs. When you remove your old siding to install new siding, this could give you a chance to find this damage early. The earlier these problems are detected, the easier they are to repair.
More Efficient Heating and Cooling
If you are looking to save money on home heating and cooling, you could choose to upgrade to insulated siding. Instead of simply protecting the structure of the home, insulated siding helps to inhibit heat transfer, and this will keep the heat in during the winter and it will also help to keep the home cool in the summer.
There are few things that can impact your home’s curb appeal like the quality of your siding. No matter how well you take care of your home, your siding is going to age. As it ages, the color could fade or it could get stained. When you replace your siding, it gives you the opportunity to refresh your home’s exterior with a new color and style.
Residing your home is an investment, but it is a wise investment when compared to other home improvement projects. Depending on the project, installing new siding can increase the resale value of your home considerably. On average, new siding increases the resale value by about 78% of the cost of the project.