Whether you’re updating your home or building it from scratch, your home’s siding can have a major impact on the curb appeal and overall value of the home. With so many materials to choose from, how can a homeowner decide which will provide the biggest bang for their buck?
By choosing to install vinyl siding, you’ll reap the numerous financial benefits it provides while also avoiding the drawbacks inherent in other siding materials.
When you renovate your home’s siding, you expect a material to last a long time. After all, no one wants to spend thousands re-siding their home every few years. Vinyl siding is built to withstand the elements. Heavy rain can erode the structure of wood and brick siding, resulting in the need for frequent maintenance. Vinyl siding repels water, is not susceptible to rot and stands up to more debris than stucco or other siding materials. Many vinyl siding companies will provide lifetime warranties, so if it breaks, you aren’t on the hook.
In addition to its durability, vinyl siding requires little maintenance to present a beautiful curbside appearance. With painted brick exteriors, the homeowner must repaint every 15 to 20 years, costing them hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Wood, stucco or aluminum are even worse, and generally need repainting every three to seven years. Wood or log siding requires constant vigilance for the signs of a leak or water damage to avoid rot and mold. To maintain your vinyl siding, however, all it needs is a yearly cleaning, which often only entails spraying it down with a garden hose. Never pay to repaint your home again!
An often-used mantra in many industries is, “you get what you pay for.” This can sometimes be applied to construction as well. However, when it comes to siding, you can enjoy your home’s curb appeal without spending a fortune. Vinyl siding is a cost-effective option that is available in a wide variety of textures and colors to fit any aesthetic for which you may be aiming. Unlike other siding materials, low-maintenance vinyl siding costs relatively little upfront and won’t break the bank to maintain.
Many siding materials are laid directly across the home’s walls without any additional insulation or protection. This can bleed your home’s hot and cold air out through the wall, which may raise your energy bill. Vinyl siding provides an extra layer of insulation to prevent your home’s HVAC system from being overworked. In the end, you’ll enjoy gorgeous, low-maintenance siding and lower energy costs.
Outfitting Your Home with Vinyl Siding
Your home is one of the biggest investments of your life. Choosing vinyl siding can make your investment cheaper and easier to maintain. To learn more about vinyl siding options, contact KC Construction online or call 1-888-523-7194.