A lived-in home is a loved home, and with all loved things, they deserve some TLC. Though the cost of home upgrades may seem high, there are plenty of ways to give your space a facelift at a fair price. Overtime, siding can become outdated and fade due to regular wear and tear, decreasing the integrity of your home. Updating your siding is an easy way to make your space feel brand new again, and with the right company, both your wallet and your home will thank you! Below are just a few of the benefits siding replacement can offer without breaking the bank.
Siding is your home’s protection from the elements; it acts as the waterproof bubble that seals your home, keeping it safe and dry. As siding ages, its integrity and ability to withstand harsh weather decreases, leaving your home vulnerable to long-term damage. When siding is out-of-date, your home can experience foundation damage and even mold growth from the lack of protection properly installed siding provides. While siding serves as protection from elements, modern siding may also help to prevent pests by resisting cracking and warping, eliminating common passageways for bugs and rodents to enter your home.
Properly installed and maintained siding can help to keep your energy bill down. As siding cracks and breaks, its ability to keep your home’s temperature regulated decreases. In the summer, it serves as the blockage from direct sun and high heat, preventing the overuse of air conditioning and cooling within your home. In the same sense, it also blocks extreme colds, keeping the needed heat in during winter. As the sun fades and ages your siding, and high winds and the cold take their toll, you may find that your electric bill is climbing. New siding designs incorporate insulation, furthering its ability to better protect your home. Updating your siding, in addition to a well-insulated home guarantees a better barrier from the elements, which could cut your energy costs significantly.
Siding Replacement Can Reveal Damage
Structural damage does not need to be visible to exist. In fact, it’s extremely common for siding to act as a mask to existing damage. Moisture and rainwater can accumulate and even with regular home maintenance, damage can go unseen until siding is replaced. If your siding is more than 20 to 30 years old, it may not have the same capabilities as the materials used today. Even with regular upkeep structural deterioration can occur in homes with older siding. Upgrading with improved materials not only allows your contractor to examine behind old material, it also grants you the opportunity to gain the benefits of new technology and material advancements, which may help save you money in the long run.
It’s important to note, not all siding companies have your best interest in mind, but a team with integrity will tell you when you need to invest in quality materials to save you the headache of further damage down the road. At CRS, we understand the importance of finding cost-effective materials and labor without skipping out on quality. We also offer generous financing options and can work with any budget to help you improve the exterior of your home. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice the integrity of your home due to cost, and upgrading your siding is the best way to do that.