So you’ve finally decided to give your middle-aged home a little facelift, have you? The good news is that you can simultaneously transform your home’s exterior, improve its efficiency, increase its value and boost its curb appeal. The even better news is that you can do all of that, in one step, by simply adding new or updated siding. When it comes to choosing new siding for your home, there are three things you need to keep in mind, location, location, loca…just kidding! Appearance, quality and energy-efficiency are the top three features to look for when choosing your new siding.
Yes, it’s wonderful that most new siding has protective and insulating properties for a more efficient home, but that’s probably not why you’re updating. You want to take your house from an ordinary abode to the pride of the block, and we can get behind that. Oak grain finishes, attractive colors and even full masonry finishes are available for your home’s exterior makeover. Whether you’re going for clean lines or a rustic charm, there are endless siding options available to choose from.
Our Pick: Give your home the look and feel of real brick or stone masonry, without the high cost of a remodel, with Brickstone Masonry. This full-masonry siding can be made to match nearly any brick, including your home’s existing brick, for a siding-free look. You can finally have the brick or stone house you’ve been dreaming of without breaking the bank.
You can upgrade your utility savings, too, with energy-efficient siding options! The addition of affordable new siding can effectively insulate your home, preventing the loss of conditioned air, or the infiltration of winter chills, through cracks and leaks. The best part is, these efficient features come standard in most of the attractive options. With this protective (and often fireproof) shell insulating your home, you can even save on your home’s insurance payments. Energy-efficient siding will improve how your home looks outside while maximizing your comfort inside.
If you’re going to put your efforts into a home upgrade, you want your results to last. An ageless and fade-free exterior can be accomplished with a siding designed for durability. To avoid having to repaint, repair or replace your new siding, choose a vinyl style with a solid color throughout. Chips won’t show or need any sanding or painting. Vinyl siding is easily cared for. A quick rinse with the hose can wash away any accumulated dust for a like-new appearance. For superior protection against the elements, designs with premium locking systems are available. The Comfort World 4000 Reinforced siding is even tested to withstand Category 5 hurricane force winds!
Luckily, for home renovation hopefuls everywhere, you don’t have to compromise when it comes to these three categories. Multiple attractive, efficient and long-lasting siding designs are available to transform your home’s look and value. Now it’s up to you to pick and choose which is best for you and your like-new home.