There are a variety of reasons you should consider replacement siding for your home. The right siding can transform the look of your house, increasing your enjoyment of it and providing curb appeal that enhances its resale value.
As Richmond, VA, and surrounding area’s siding contractor of choice, Dependable Home Services is often asked about the benefits of new home siding. Here are four common questions:
1. When Is It Time for Siding Repair or Replacement?
If your existing siding is older, beginning to warp, chalk, bend or pull away from the building, it is probably time to consider repairs or replacement. Speak to a reputable siding contractor to go through your options and find the best plan for your home.
2. How Will New Siding Preserve my Home?
New home siding works hard to protect your home from the elements and preserves its insulation, preventing moisture build-up, mold and mildew that can lead to structural damage.
While sometimes damage to a home’s structure is obvious, others it doesn’t become apparent until revealed as a siding contractor does their work. Repairing structural problems while replacing siding can save you bigger costs down the road and give your home longer life.
3. What Are My Home Siding Options?
Vinyl siding: This is one of the most affordable siding options. It requires minimal maintenance (washing once a year is a good idea) and is strong, durable and does a good job withstanding heat, cold, moisture and wind.
Cedar siding: This is an option in the mid to high price range. It does require some upkeep – washes with high-pressure hoses and staining as required – so this must be factored into the overall cost. This siding is the one most at risk for moisture damage.
James Hardie Siding: Made with fiber-cement material, Hardie siding is beautiful and durable, lasting up to 30 years. This siding is customized to your climate and is up to five times thicker than vinyl siding, providing that much more protection.
At Dependable Home Services, we recommend James Hardie Siding as the best value for money, aesthetic choice and all-round protection.
4. What Is the Best Season to Get My Siding Replaced?
Many people believe that replacing home siding can only be done in the warmer seasons. This isn’t true. Siding contractors can do this work year round. In fact, since the winter months are usually off-season for siding contractors, this is a good time to schedule the work.
On the other hand, keep in mind that poor weather can extend how long it takes to complete a siding replacement. And temperature becomes a factor if painting is needed.
To understand your home siding options, contact the professionals at Dependable Home Services for a free consultation.