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In today’s housing market, curb appeal is everything. With many buyers purchasing their homes sight unseen but for a listing photo, a show stopping exterior can be the difference between interest in your home and a bidding war. Investing in new siding for your home may be a worthwhile undertaking if done correctly. Read on for the ultimate in replacement siding information!
As the first line of defense against adverse weather conditions, energy waste and even pests, solid siding is vital for maintaining the integrity of your home’s exterior. When maintained properly, siding can last between 20 and 40 years and still perform adequately for your home; this time between replacement varies depending on your siding material. Key indications that it’s time to replace your siding include:
Depending on your home’s style and exterior needs, as well as your renovation budget, you can choose from various siding options, including vinyl, wood and metal. Vinyl siding is the most comprehensive and affordable siding option (and the most popular); and at Window World of Huntsville, we believe in vinyl siding so much that we back every siding installation with our top-tier limited lifetime warranty. Let’s explore why other types of siding may not be the right choice for your home!
Vinyl siding’s affordability and durability are what keep it ranking highly among homeowners, no matter where they live. Vinyl is also a versatile siding material, available in a range of colors, cuts and surfaces (including a wood-like appearance)—all while providing your home with substantial insulation. In fact, insulated vinyl siding can help lower your energy bills and keep your home at a comfortable interior temperature year-round.
Wood siding may be attractive to homeowners seeking a more rustic, natural look for their home’s exterior, but there are some obvious downsides to wood siding. It requires regular maintenance to prevent termite and water damage, and while easy to repair, you’ll need to consider the long-term investment of frequent siding replacement—especially if you live in an area with frequent rainfall.
Aluminum and steel siding options may appeal to homeowners with more modern design taste. And while metal makes for incredibly durable, temperature and weather-resistant siding, aluminum and steel siding lack the insulation properties of other siding materials. That means potentially high electricity bills year-round. Various metal siding options also may show wear more easily, including dents and scratches. If you aren’t interested in regular repair and high energy bills, it’s best to avoid metal siding.
Siding replacement can be a big undertaking, but with Window World of Huntsville, you can enjoy a seamless, stress-free exterior remodel that fits your timeline and budget. To learn more about our premium, energy-efficient vinyl siding or request a free project estimate, contact us today!