- Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 21:24
- Written by Terry Greenberg
When it comes time to sell your home, there’s only one thing about past home improvements that matter: how much they raise the value of your home. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead in thinking about which parts of your home to invest the most time and energy.
Fortunately, we have impressive sources of data to help us make these decisions. The goal is to invest in projects that will end up paying for themselves down the road. According to Remodeling Magazine, a siding replacement is at the top of the list, with over 92% of its cost being redeemed with the sale of the home.
It’s not that other less critical home improvement projects shouldn’t be undertaken. But it’s clear that new siding, much like roofs and kitchen remodels, will thicken your wallet most when the time comes to sell.
Part of the reason for this is the immediate improvement to curb appeal that new siding provides. Potential buyers won’t want to move into a home that looks tattered and shoddy from the outside. Poor siding is also a common indicator of how well the inside of the house has been maintained.
Even if you’re not moving out anytime soon, quality siding will still save you loads of money over time. That’s because it’s the first line of defense against the outside elements. If siding is left to peel, chip, and rot, your utility bills will begin to rise. However, since insulation and Tyvek can be added to your walls during installation, the extra layers will help you retain warm air during the winter and cool air during the summer.
In addition, keep in mind that withered siding will make you more prone to unwelcome visits from pests and pathogens that can damage your quality of life and the health of your family.
Of course, the value of new siding depends on what level of quality it is and how well it is installed. These factors determine how long it will last and how well it will protect your home. With Central Roofing and Siding, the best-reviewed exterior contractor in the DC area, you don’t need to have any doubts about quality. Most in our industry feel that James Hardie Hardieplank is the preeminent siding product available, and our certified experts are readily available to install it on your home.
For more information on our siding services, give us a call today.