As a homeowner you are probably familiar with the joys of having a house that you can call your own. But your house requires maintenance in order to continue being a comfortable place for you and your family to live. A project like replacing your home’s siding may seem like a large up-front cost, but if you do it the right way you will likely find that the project pays for itself over time.
One of the most obvious ways that replacing your siding pays off is by increasing your home’s resale value. Curb appeal is a key part of a building’s valuation, and if your house has shabby clapboards or peeling paint, it lowers what your home is worth. An investment in your house’s exterior is an important way to protect the larger investment you made in the house itself.
Many people also underestimate the impact that new siding can have on their energy bills. Whether heating or cooling, that energy you’re using to make your home comfortable may be literally seeping out through the walls. You wouldn’t leave your windows or doors wide open with your air conditioner or heater running, but with an old exterior that does nothing to insulate your house, you may as well be doing just that.
Paying for new siding now may also pay off later in the form of decreased maintenance costs. New synthetic building materials require less upkeep. Older materials like wood or vinyl require frequent painting or must be replaced after only a few years. Newer materials are designed to withstand the elements so you can replace them once and enjoy your home’s new exterior for decades without worrying.
No matter how old your house is, with new siding your home can look brand new. And with the cost savings you get from energy efficiency and decreased maintenance, new siding is an investment that pays for itself.