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10 GREAT REASONS TO INSTALL NEW EXTERIOR SIDINGS

16 December 2016

One of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime will be your home. Obviously, you want to protect your investment by making sure it remains in good condition. The siding on your property is probably not a priority on your list of things to do, but it’s one of the best ways to improve the value of your home. Whatever type of siding is on your house, the signs of deterioration such as wear and age can damage your property and cause problems for both the outside and inside of the building.

Here are some of the best reasons to consider new siding for your home:

Keep your home safe and protect it against the natural elements

It’s essential to prevent moisture, vermin and air to penetrate into the structure of your home. A new exterior can protect the structure and you will make you save on medium to long term expensive repairs.

Increase the value of your home

Changing the exterior facing is one of the best ways to update to create a new look for your residence. According to a survey “Cost vs. Value” in 2016, the exterior siding benefits on average around 77% of your investment, not including the value of enjoying its beauty and the durability in everyday life.

Adding a new structure

The ideal time to fully replace the exterior sidings is when you are thinking of enlarging your home with a new addition. It will harmoniously merge your property with the new structure.

Installing a new roof, door, window or shutters

The style and the colour of your exterior sidings may need a change because they will need to coordinate with the new changes in order to have a better visual result.

Reducing exterior maintenance

Innovative siding materials have the look of real wood and stone; in addition, they require very little maintenance efforts compared to all natural products.

Update your property

When your house appears worn out or outdated, it may affect the value of your property along with the value of it.

Discolouration and holes on your sidings

Faded siding panels can be a cause for concern. While the life expectancy for the exterior of your home should be long-lasting, time eventually run its course. Discolouration is an indicator that the outer seal has reached its limits. Noticeable holes on the outside of your home are signs that insects can infest themselves through paths in your panels. In addition to insect infestation, the holes expose your residence to snow, ice and rain.

Bubbling on your exterior siding

Bubbles are formed on the outer planks of your home can be another indicator that water remains trapped within the framework of your home.

Reduce your energy costs

If the existing insulation is poor, it can be the cause of exorbitant energy costs for the homeowners. Old siding that does not have a thermal barrier beneath them reduces the energy efficiency of your home. New materials are created to be airtight and offer the ability to add an external thermal coating.

Plan your retirement

Seize the opportunity to make exterior renovations on your property now and avoid having to make repairs or renovations during your retirement. Instead, renovate while you are still working so you can enjoy your free time and your finances later.

All of the above are good reasons to change the sidings on your home. The way your house looks from the outside makes a big statement about its owners. Clearly has homeowners, we are proud of the appearance and maintenance of our property. If you don’t like the look of it every time you enter onto your driveway, it’s definitely time for a change. Especially if you are trying to sell, it becomes even more important that your property is well maintained on the outside, because prospective buyers may not even want to enter your home.

Take your pick because you will find a wide variety of products and siding colours at Modern Eavestroughing. For more information, contact us today. We are here to advise, inform and inspire you.