It is important to replace or repair worn-down or damaged home siding to prevent any more expensive issues from developing. New siding also adds aesthetic value to your home as well. This review discusses the role siding plays in the overall quality, appearance and value of your home, along with highlighting the main reasons you should work to maintain your home siding and promptly fix any damage.
Reasons to Maintain the Quality of Your Home Siding
The siding of a home often gets overlooked, but it is imperative to maintain the quality of your home siding. Otherwise, you are more vulnerable to weather damage during storms, high energy costs each month and difficulty selling your home when the time comes. Vice versa, newly updated siding adds protection to your home, keeps the weather out and improves curb appeal and appraised value.
Protects Your Home From Weather Damage
One of the main purposes of your home’s siding is to protect it from weather damage. Storms and constant weather elements can place a lot of stress on your home’s foundation. If your home siding is worn-down or damaged, then the weather can get through and cause harm to your foundation, which often leads to the need for expensive repairs. By maintaining the quality of your home siding, you can ensure your home is prepared for whatever mother nature may bring.
Helps Prevent Pest Infestation Inside Your Home
A worn-down or damaged home siding invites pests into the cracks and warped parts of the siding. The pest infestation can eventually lead to significant damage to your foundation and possibly pests inside your home. Siding also serves as a barrier between you and the outside world, including pests, certain types of small birds, rodents and more.
Allows for Ideal Energy-Efficient Insulation
Siding that is not in ideal condition makes it harder to control the climate inside your home. In other words, your home is far more vulnerable to the outdoor temperature, resulting in the need to run the HVAC unit for more time each day. This subsequently leads to increased monthly utility costs. By upgrading the siding of your home, you can improve its energy efficiency. In fact, many homeowners who invest in high-quality siding that is ideal for energy efficiency see a return on their investment relatively quickly.
Improves Your Home’s Curb Appeal
After years of wear and tear to your home siding, it can begin to show its true age. This affects your curb appeal, serving as an eyesore to your neighbors, guests and prospective buyers if you ever plan to sell your home. On the other hand, new siding from a professional siding contractor can make your home stand out within your community. You can customize the siding as you desire, choosing the type of siding that works best as well as the color (see below).
Increases Your Home’s Appraised Value
Home siding plays a role in the overall value of your home. If the siding is worn-down or damaged, then it may not appraise for as much as it would if the siding was in new or like-new condition. This is, of course, in addition to the aesthetic concern that a worn-down home siding can cause. Overall, the worn-down siding makes it far more challenging to sell your home, especially if you live in a competitive housing market with lots of quality homes currently on the market. Often, it is more financially beneficial to repair or replace the home siding if you intend to sell your home in the near future.
Choosing the Right Type of Residential Siding
There is a range of siding options you can choose from for your residential siding. Each type of siding has its own advantages and potential limitations. Several of the more notable types of residential siding you should consider include:
- Fiber cement
When choosing the type of residential siding that works best for you, consider your style preference, the benefits you hope to achieve from the siding (i.e. energy efficiency) and your budget. Each type of siding also has a unique project timeline, which you should discuss with a siding professional before beginning the siding replacement or upgrade. Lastly, each residential siding type has a different lifespan. While some materials may be more expensive initially, the long-term cost is actually less, especially when considering indirect costs that may factor in, such as monthly energy costs.
Speak with Adelphia Exteriors to Replace Your Siding
Adelphia Exteriors works with homeowners within the local community, and we take pride in helping our customers achieve a beautiful, energy-efficient and safe home siding. If your home siding, roof or other parts of the exterior of your home have damage or are not in the ideal condition, then contact us today.