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Replacing Your Siding is Never a Bad Idea

Posted on August 23, 2018

Siding Replacement Northern Virginia

Whether you are looking to place a "For Sale" sign in front of your house sometime soon, or just want to revitalize the look of your home, replacing your vinyl siding is never a bad idea. Over the years, your vinyl siding can begin to look a bit ragged after being exposed to the various weather conditions of Northern Virginia. But replacing your siding doesn't just have to be a cosmetic change; it actually provides a great return of investment (ROI).

Curb Appeal

As much as we are loathe to admit it, many people judge based off of first impressions. This is why the National Association of Realtors has deemed exterior projects to be the most important when sprucing up a home. The image a house first gives a potential new homeowner can make or break a sale. 

This investment into new siding often translates into the sales pitch. On average, research has shown that new siding can add anywhere between 85% - 90% of its initial cost onto the final sale. This is great news for those that aren't planning to sell immediately, but perhaps a few years down the line. Say you put up new siding that costs $10,000 (it doesn't, but for the sake of simple math, let's go with it). When the time comes for you to sell your house, the initial sale price will increase by $8,500 - $9,000 - because of the new siding that you added. That is not a bad investment at all. In an industry where depreciation is more common than not, having a renovation that will keep the majority of its worth should not be overlooked.

Technological Advances 

If you haven't replaced your siding in a while, it probably is time to consider doing so. Over the past few decades, technological advances have greatly changed the siding industry for the better. There are many types of siding to consider, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. No siding type has made more of a stride in recent years, however, than vinyl siding.

No longer the cheap-looking plastic material you may remember from when you were younger, vinyl siding is a great choice for those homeowners looking to maximize their ROI. There are now rich colors and new textures that make vinyl siding look just as beautiful as its natural-material counterpart.

Furthermore, new siding is stronger and more energy efficient. Not only will the new material better protect you against severe weather that can often be found in Northern Virginia, it is also designed to better insulate your home, keeping energy costs down. It is also a good idea to replace your siding if it hasn't been done in a while, as taking off the existing siding can expose structural issues that may not be otherwise apparent. Being able to look at the foundations of your home is a great side benefit of replacing your siding. 

Why Wait?

If you are looking for a simple, cost-effective way to improve your home, consider replacing your vinyl siding. Not only will replacing the siding give you a great ROI upon resale, it will also help protect your house against the elements. Newer vinyl siding is just as budget-friendly as in the past, but no longer looks like cheap plastic. With all these advantages to redoing your siding, why wait to replace it?

Contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at 703-828-7414 to get started on making the best home improvement renovation today!

 

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