New siding can be a pricey project to take on, but it’s worth it. Here are a few reasons why you should consider investing in new siding for your home.
Return On Investment (ROI)
Many homeowners look into the ROI for potential home improvement projects. If you’re considering selling your home now or anytime in the future, new siding is an exterior upgrade with an excellent ROI. Fiber cement siding generally gives you 79% higher ROI, and vinyl siding can increase your ROI at about 89%. Both of these are great ROI numbers that make your siding purchase worth-while when it comes time to selling your home.
When it comes to experts on siding and why it’s a good investment, contractors are the obvious person to turn too. Although you may view your new siding as only a cosmetic upgrade, contractors agree that there’s much more to it than that. New siding can improve your homes energy efficiency, which means saving money all year long on your utility bills. New siding also amps up your homes ability to defend itself against harsh weather conditions, water damage, and insects.
Which type of siding is the best investment?
When it comes down to it, the answer to this question will be different for each person. The two questions to consider are:
1) Which one yields a higher return on investment?
2) Which siding style fits the home values within my neighborhood?
Regardless of the best siding for you, both fiber cement siding and vinyl offer excellent protection and insulation with minimum upkeep over the years.
Vinyl siding is cheaper upon installation and the initial purchase due to the light, easy to work with material and quick installation times. This siding comes in many different colors, and it is very scratch resistant due to the paint color being throughout the material, rather than just a surface coat. A quick wash with soap and water is the only maintenance this siding needs to stay looking beautiful.
Fiber cement siding is more expensive initially, this is due to the installation is a bit more complex, and the material cost itself, but it’s worth the higher initial cost once it has been installed correctly. James Hardie, fiber cement siding products, have variable warranties but they all are non-prorated. This means the value of the product will not decrease and the warranties are even transferable to the new homeowners if you ever decide to sell the house. James Hardie, fiber cement siding is also engineered to withstand the weather elements no matter where you live.
Hatch Homes proudly carries both vinyl, and fiber cement siding for all of your home renovation needs in the region of Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, Winston Salem, NC, and surrounding areas. Set up a consultation today to find out which option is the best for your home and your budget.