For a lot of homeowners, siding is something of an afterthought. Because you look at your siding every day, probably multiple times per day, it’s difficult to notice at first when it begins to get old and decrepit. Most siding is rated to last for about 20 years, with some fiber cement siding styles coming with 30-year warranties. Depending on where in the Carolinas you live, though, your siding might need to be replaced more frequently than this. Salt air and salt water, for example, can cause premature deterioration in some cases.
Whether you’ve noticed cracked or rotting siding boards on your house, fading color, or you’re just ready for a change, deciding to replace your siding is a big deal. After all, you’re probably going to be looking at your new siding for the next couple of decades! Doing this major project, though, is well worth the investment. As you continue reading this guide, you’ll find a few great reasons to consider replacing your home’s siding sooner rather than later.
Your energy bills will be lower
Even in the most temperate regions of North Carolina and South Carolina, heating and air conditioning have to be used sometimes. In more mountainous areas, heating bills can skyrocket in the winter and in balmy coastal regions, air conditioning works overtime during the summer months. One great thing about new siding is that it will lower your energy bills all year long. If you’re asking, “How?” you’re not alone.
Many people don’t realize how much of a role siding plays in insulating a residence. Old siding that is either much thinner than modern boards or that is no longer appropriately attached can allow wind and cold air to penetrate the walls of your residence, leading to more costly energy bills every month. Furthermore, if your siding has started to come loose, you run the risk of water pooling behind it causing a host of problems down the road.
Your home will look better
As mentioned earlier, it can be tough to tell when your home’s siding begins to degrade since you see it so frequently. Having new siding installed can do wonders for your property’s curb appeal. As soon as you see your house’s new look, you are sure to be amazed by how incredible it looks! Whether you stick with a similar color scheme to what you already had or you branch out and choose something entirely new, there are few things that can elevate the appearance of a home like brand new siding.
If you are ready to take the plunge and invest in new siding for your residence, now is the time to contact Hatch Homes. Our expert team will be there for you every step of the way, from helping you choose the right type of siding, such as vinyl or fiber cement, to putting the final nail in your siding boards. You can rest assured that our crew will go above and beyond to give you the home of your dreams. We look forward to working with you!