The siding on your home protects it from the elements, but the right siding can also give it a distinctive look. Modern technology has given homeowners many options for selecting the ideal siding that will meet their needs, expectations and desire for protection, beauty, durability and maintenance requirements. If you have been considering investing in new wood siding, here are some excellent reasons to contact a reputable contractor for a quote.
If the siding on your home is old or damaged, the answer to whether it should be replaced is easy to answer. Any siding that does not adequately protect the home as it is meant to do will quickly cause problems that affect the structural integrity of the home. Damaged siding will eventually allow the outside elements into the interior of the home, leading to serious and costly repairs.
Even if it has been carefully maintained throughout its life, old siding will eventually need to be replaced. The best time to replace aged siding is before it begins to cause issues with other parts of the home.
Preventing future problems is always a smart investment. Damaged siding should be repaired as quickly as possible to minimize any further damage to the home and assessed by a professional siding contractor to determine if replacement is necessary.
The Aesthetics of Your Home Should Please You
Sometimes, the buyers of an existing home just do not like the siding installed by the previous owners. Replacing the siding with a style, design or material matching the new owner’s taste should certainly be considered as an option. New buyers often renovate the interior of the home, so the exterior siding of the home should be no different.
New Siding Often Boosts Energy Efficiency
The insulation inside the walls of older homes is often insufficient, damaged or obsolete. If your siding needs to be replaced, this is a good time to upgrade and take advantage of the many innovations in insulation and siding technologies. Many modern sidings have insulation built into them to increase energy efficiency. Furthermore, new siding should reduce the amount of heated or cooled air that finds its way out of the home through gaps or cracks in the siding.
If You Are Planning to Sell Your Home
If you are planning to sell your home within the next few years, you could recoup as much as 90 percent of the cost of new siding when you sell. New, quality siding increases your home’s value, but it can also make your home easier to sell and reduce the number of days it will remain on the market. However, you want to avoid highly unusual colors or styles, so always consult a reliable contractor for advice on selecting a popular color in a style that works well with your home’s architecture.
Select the Best Contractor
Before making the final decision to invest in new siding, research the many options available today. Once you have a general idea of what you want, consult a professional siding contractor to help you with the details. Always check your contractor’s references, and if it is feasible, drive by some of the homes on which the contractor has installed siding. If you hire the best contractor with the most experience, your new siding should last for many trouble-free years.
Contact Alpha for Help With Your Siding
Alpha Roofing is an Austin residential roofing company and would be happy to help you select the perfect siding for your particular needs and install your choice. We are a highly regarded company offering a range of roofing services, including siding panels, asphalt shingle installation, metal roofing systems, roof repairs, skylight installation, chimney repairs, roof inspections and metal fabrication. We have excellent references and are known for quality craftsmanship, superior customer service and competitive prices. For a free quote, call (512) 777-1086 or complete the convenient online form.