How much value you realize from adding new vinyl siding to your home depends on a number of factors including the state of the existing home exterior and the relative condition of the house compared to similar homes in your area, as well as the state of the overall housing market for your location. All other things being equal, the home with an attractive well maintained exterior would in most cases be the first to sell. They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. The exterior of a home is the first and only impression most people will ever get of not only your house but also of the entire neighborhood. Whether or not you are planning to sell your home in or around Colorado Springs, vinyl siding can be a good value for homeowners in a number of important ways.
Lower Upfront Costs
Vinyl siding is less expensive than wood siding and the installation process is much faster than other siding products because the material is so lightweight that installation crews can get in, get it done, and be on their way. If you’ve been through a home-remodeling project in the past, you may be hesitant to jump into another improvement project simply because you remember how thoroughly and for how long you and your family were inconvenienced.
Depending on the size of the house as well as the condition of its existing exterior, which may require some extra preparation, most vinyl siding installation jobs, when done by pros, can be completed in just 2-3 days.
Vinyl siding is an extremely low-maintenance way to up your home’s curb appeal for years to come. Unlike traditional wood siding, vinyl siding is quite durable and never needs painting. Because the color is permeated throughout the vinyl, the color will never crack and peel away from vinyl siding the way even the best paint does on traditional wood siding in but a few years time.
Instead of spending time and money painting every few years, you can wash away any dust and dirt that accumulates on the siding and then go spend that time and money doing the things you enjoy. Click here for more information on the proper way to clean the exterior of your home.
Vinyl siding has been around for over 50 years and, as you may be aware, some of the early siding was not nearly as durable as it was cracked up to be. Although the appearance of the home may have been a vast improvement over it’s pre-siding condition, since early vinyl siding was prone to weathering, cracking and buckling from exposure to the elements, the improvements were often short-lived. Not so with the high quality vinyl siding products on the market today. Thanks to advances in science and manufacturing, most modern vinyl siding products are extremely durable and weather resistant and when installed properly by qualified professionals will last for decades.
That doesn’t mean that every modern vinyl product on the market is trouble free. All vinyl siding products are not created equal, and neither are the companies that install them.
In fact, it is often the case that the quality of the installation is just as important as the siding material itself.
There are many inferior products out there and you can be sure that there are plenty of fly-by-night siding contractors out there who will be happy to send an unqualified, inexperienced crew to do a slipshod job with low quality materials. The house may look great when the installation crew drives away, but it won’t take long after your check clears the bank before you realize that you got less than you bargained for with your hard-earned dollars.
That’s why it is important to do business with a local siding contractor who will be there for the long haul to stand behind the work of their experienced installation crews. If you live in or around the area, contact Heart House for your Colorado Springs siding project. We’ve been in the business of adding value and efficiency to Colorado Springs and Front Range homes since 1989 and we will be here long after our siding installation crew leaves your home.
Older homes are often drafty and poorly insulated, which not only makes it hard to keep the home comfortable, it wastes valuable energy. You can kill two birds with one stone by adding extra insulation and improving your home’s exterior appearance with high quality siding.
Reputable installers rely on quality products such as those from Mastic Home Exteriors.
Mastic's Structure Home Insulation System uses a premium, recycled-content vinyl siding panel permanently bonded to expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. The result is an exterior siding product looks better and outperforms traditional vinyl siding products. Besides delivering better insulation to a home, these quality siding products are both durable and impact resistant.
Covering the exterior of a home with new vinyl siding will certainly improve the home’s appearance, but it’s the little things that add oomph and style. A little bling can make a huge difference—whether it’s adding some extra chrome to a pickup truck or a scarf and some earrings to an outfit, it’s the accessories that set things apart from the crowd.
The same is true with your home’s exterior, and fortunately, while you’re replacing your home’s worn exterior with siding that mimics the appearance of wood, you can use vinyl trim pieces to add that something extra to your home that it may never have had before. In the case of older homes with ornate trim, vinyl trim can protect and beautify the home while preserving its original style.
Decorative trim can be used to wrap corners, posts, window trim and other exterior surfaces that you might not have considered, all of which add maintenance free curb appeal to your home.
We hope this article has provided you with some valuable incentives to consider upgrading your home’s exterior. Add value to your home this year by having high-quality vinyl siding installed by experienced professionals.