Homeowners today see their homes as a sanctuary from the hectic pace of their lives. Many have raised children or grandchildren in these homes and enjoy the history and personality their house provides. For these homeowners, remodeling is a cost effective way to improve their home without the hassle of moving.
Remodeling a home has many benefits. The homeowner can stay in the home and keep their cherished memories, while the home is transformed to fit current needs. The inconvenience of packing and moving is eliminated. The value of the home usually increases, which will ensure a higher resale value if a move ever arises.
An excellent place to begin remodeling your home is on the exterior. The outside of a home gives the first impression. A clean, well-kept exterior suggests a home that has been taken care of and invested in. A great way to achieve this look is to have new siding professionally installed.
When investing in siding, it is important to compare companies and ask questions; talk with other homeowners who have had their homes sided by these companies; and, most importantly, compare what the siding is made of and how it is applied.
Most home siding is constructed of either steel or vinyl. Steel siding is the most durable. If you live in a climate where the temperature varies significantly during the year, durability is even more important. Steel siding will not warp, rot or chip in hot and cold temperatures like vinyl can, and is more resistant to wind. The strength of steel keeps it held snug to the home. Lighter vinyl can be lifted and torn away from the home, leaving the homeowner to clean up and repair the damage.
How the siding is applied is also very important. Some siding comes in standard 12-foot lengths, which can leave your home with visible seams. Moisture and bugs can get behind these seams and could cause mold and loss of energy. There are companies that can manufacture and install their siding to fit any size. Each piece of steel siding is formed and cut to an exact length, eliminating seams and giving your home a freshly painted, clean seamless look.
Adding siding to your home can be a big project, but when you hire professionals, your home will look great and you’ll save time and money.