The exterior walls of a home is the largest visible portion of a property from any angle. This makes them highly noticeable to anyone on the street, which means you should be paying attention to them as well. Like any homeowner, you want your exterior walls to look their best all the time. However, did you know that siding also has a vital role in protecting your home?
As it envelopes your home, siding provides an additional layer of protection from the elements and ensures that your property is well-insulated. As you might already know, insulation is key to reducing your energy costs. Without the right type of insulation for your home, your heating and cooling system will have to work harder to achieve your desired indoor temperature, leading to an increase in your energy bills.
To ensure your home exterior is drawing attention for the right reasons and you’re enjoying proper insulation, you’ll need to pick and install the right type of siding. Fortunately, there are a lot of siding options available on the market today, from composites and engineered wood to fiber cement and vinyl, ensuring there’s one that will be perfect for your home.
Aside from choosing the right option for your home, you’ll also make the most of an installation by knowing the right time to replace your siding. Signs you need new siding include:
- Obvious damage, like missing or broken panels.
- Higher energy bills without dramatic increase in electricity use.
- Old siding that makes your home look worn out
Is your siding in good condition but you’re interested in significantly improving your home’s curb appeal? This is also a very valid reason to start a siding replacement project.
To ensure the success of your siding project, make sure you enlist a professional contractor for assistance. Aside from helping you zero in on the best option for you and your home, a pro can guarantee your new siding will be installed right the first time. Certified contractors also offer solid warranties so you’re sure to have peace of mind knowing your investment is protected.
In the final part of this blog series, we’ll be talking about the importance of replacing your windows and doors, not only to improve function in the home but to increase curb appeal for your property as well. Stay tuned!