If you’re thinking about doing one major renovation to the exterior of your home, it might have crossed your mind that a complete overhaul wouldn’t be the worst idea. After all, if you’re already going to be replacing your siding or your windows, you might as well do both huge projects at the same time and only deal with construction once — right?
Maybe. There are several things you should consider before jumping into two giant outdoor remodeling jobs at once — in some cases, it makes sense to have your cladding and windows replaced simultaneously, but in other situations, it really doesn’t. As you read the remainder of this guide, you’ll see several key questions you should ask yourself before diving into your upcoming remodel.
Also, remember that the Hatch Homes team is always here for you if you have any questions about renovating your Carolina house into your dream home.
How long ago were your siding and windows replaced?
The very first thing you should think about is when evaluating whether or not your siding and windows should be replaced together is how long it has been since their last replacement, respectively. If, for instance, you’ve lived in your house for ten years and have never replaced either component — making them over a decade old — it might be smart to simply have all of your home’s exterior work completed in one fell swoop.
If, on the other hand, you recently had one or the other replaced, there is no real reason to pay for another replacement so soon. You will save money — and produce less environmental waste — by using your existing siding or windows (whichever is newest) until replacement work is actually required for a valid reason.
How much can you afford to spend?
Budget, of course, is another crucial issue to consider when it comes to residential renovation work. If you can only afford to do windows or siding, not both, there’s no reason to overextend yourself financially. If you think both components of your home’s exterior need to be replaced but know you cannot pay for two major jobs at this time, contact Hatch Homes for an inspection. Our team will be able to assist you in figuring out which project should be completed first.
Is something damaged?
If either your siding or your windows have become damaged, but they are relatively new, it makes sense to just replace the damaged product. Typically, this sort of damage is not weather-related. A baseball might have gotten hit through a window accidentally, for example.
If, on the other hand, your siding and windows were damaged in a Carolina storm or hurricane, the odds are good that your homeowner’s insurance company will pay for your entire house to be redone. You will, however, need to have an insurance adjuster assess the situation, then contact Hatch Homes for additional details. Every insurance provider is slightly different, so it’s important to connect with a local North Carolina or South Carolina agent if you have questions about your policy.
Remember, we’re here to help. Let our expert team know if you have questions about any of the services Hatch Homes has to offer. We look forward to working with you soon!