Everyone knows that new siding improves their home’s curb appeal, however, few realize there are other benefits. If you’re looking other reasons to replace your siding, we can help. Here are four that we share with our customers.
1. Increased Energy Efficiency
Chances are good that your home lacks the level insulation recommended in new home construction today. Today’s building codes include an insulative home wrap beneath the siding and unless you had new siding in the past ten years or an unusually energy conscious installer, you probably don’t have insulation beneath your siding. When you replace your siding, your siding company will install an insulative home wrap or siding with built in insulation. This will make your home more comfortable and lower your heating and cooling costs.
2. Less Maintenance
If you have wood siding and replace your siding with vinyl siding, you’ll never need to worry about painting your siding again. If you already have vinyl or aluminum siding you’ll still have less maintenance because today’s siding is more mildew resistant so rather than having to pressure wash your home once or twice a year to remove mildew, you’ll just need to rinse it when it becomes dirty.
3. More Comfortable Home
You will find that because of the increased energy efficiency of your new siding that your HVAC system runs less often. Homeowners also report that their home is less drafty with their new siding. Some even say it’s quieter as the insulative house wrap also insulates against sound. You may even realize that you have the added bonus of an HVAC system that lasts longer than expected because you’re not using it as much.
4. Higher Resale Value
Although you won’t get 100% of your investment back when you replace your siding, your home will have a higher resale value than a similar home with older siding. This is partially because of the energy efficiency and partially because of the increased curb appeal. Even if you aren’t looking at selling your home any time in the future, it’s still a benefit you will see when you do.
If you’re considering new siding for your home, call Cooley Roofing. We offer quality replacement siding from national brands. Because we’re a full-service contractor, we can also make any repairs to your home that we uncover when we remove your siding like that from water or pest damage. And, if you’re looking at a total exterior makeover, we can help with that too. Call us today at (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form.