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Curb Appeal 101 How to Enhance Your Home with Siding

The exterior of your home is vital. When people first step foot near your home, the first thing that they notice is the house exterior. The outside of your home says a lot about you, so it’s essential to ensure that you have all the stuff to impress your guest.

​Aging siding can be a major eyesore and can ruin the aesthetic feature of your home. Luckily, replacing your siding will add instant curb appeal, increase your home value, be excellent in wet regions, increase energy efficiency, and protect against weather hazards, insects, etc.

Benefits of a new siding

Increase curb appeal

As the siding ages, the vibrant colors would fade away, requiring siding replacement. It’s all part of the natural process that is entirely normal. You can try to clean it; however, the colors fade over time, decreasing your home exterior appearance.

Fortunately, with new siding, you can pick a variety of color, style, and texture that fits your home’s decor and your unique personality style. Choosing a new siding is a great time to be creative and add some further architectural details to your home.

​Siding replacement is the time when you can select the your preferred siding style, texture, and colors and accentuate with window trims to make it more appealing, boost curb appeal and increase your home value. You can also add extra details to make your windows look stunning.

Repair hidden home structural damage

Aging siding is very weak, and rainwater can often get behind the windows of your home. Trapped moisture can cause significant structural damage to your home. Sometimes these damages can be so noticeable that you will see water seeping along the side.

Keep in mind that if structural damages from aging siding are left untreated, it can lead to decaying studs or floor framing, leaks, and much more. If you let the water accumulate even further, then mold, mildew, and fungi can start to grow.

When that happens, it can lead to a significant health hazard to anyone residing in the house. When you replace your siding, you will also repair the structure on the exterior part of your house. Renewed siding will prevent any water accumulation and leaks.

​Repairing the structural damage as soon as possible prevents you from facing costly repairs in the future. Usually, fixing these old siding issues isn’t that expensive, so it’s best not to wait.

New siding to increase energy efficiency

​When you replace the siding, it’s best to add insulation to your exterior walls. After all, when the exterior siding is removed, this becomes a convenient time to add insulation to the interior wall structure. The more insulation you add, the better your R-value is for energy efficiency. Wrapping a house can save you money in the future. Use house wrap to prevent moisture from getting inside the structure of your home.

James Hardie siding is great for wet regions

​If you live in a wet and humid area like Seattle Washington, you will need a siding to resist water absorption and won’t flake or rot. Luckily various sidings can withstand wet regions like Seattle that have 37.7 inches annually. That means you will need siding to protect your house from moisture.

Siding protects your home from elements

​Harsh weathers such as wind, rain, heat, or anything that mother nature throws at your home can be very harmful to the exterior of your house. With siding, it can protect your house so it can withstand anything. Plus, it will prevent those pests from finding their way inside your home.

Now that you know the benefits of replacing your home siding the question remains: 

What type of siding to use?

The fiber cement siding is far more superior to the vinyl siding. This is mainly because fiber cement is made of more sustainable materials. The fiber cement is made of 90% sand and cement and 10% cellulose fiber, making it so durable. The outstanding feature about this material is that you can paint the fiber cement in any color you desire. Or you can choose ColorPlus technology which is pre-painted siding. No need to paint it!

   Another good option is wood siding, which is more pricey if you choose it. Wood siding comes in a great variety of colors, types, and styles to satisfy any customer’s design needs. Other types of siding are an imitation of texture, patterns, and styles of wood siding. If you choose wood siding, then be prepared to be presented to a wide variety. Wood siding is an excellent material choice that will allow you to express your personality through the exterior of your house.

Conclusions

Secure your home with the help of our expert siding contractors at KV construction in Seattle. We provide high-quality siding installation that meets your needs. Ask us today, and we will respond right away.