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Benefits of Siding Replacement

You love your home. You want it to be a reflection of you, inside and out, right? So, why leave the siding the same color and style as when you bought the house several years ago? There are reasons and benefits to siding replacement, some which you may not have considered before.

Avoiding Fades and Cracks

A lot of really old siding fades and cracks. If you walk around your home’s exterior right now, you might notice areas that appear darker or lighter than the rest. Maybe you find some cracked slats or slats with holes in them. Replacing all your siding with newer siding that resists UV light and weather makes your home look new too. Plus, the newer engineered and manufactured siding will last longer than the old stuff you have on your house now.

Increasing Curb Appeal and Resale Value

Nothing excites potential buyers more than a house that is very attractive from the curb, except finding out that the siding is quite new. Knowing that they don’t have to replace the siding anytime soon is a bonus when buying a home. Buyers want to buy a home that is move-in ready with little effort in the next five years. When you replace your siding, that is one of the top five things that buyers like to know doesn’t need replacing.

Protecting What’s Underneath the Siding

Older siding starts to fail around the 15-20-year mark. When it starts to fail, it allows pests, water, mold, and mildew to get underneath. Your home’s insulation, stud boards, and walls are behind the siding. New siding will protect everything behind it and keep pests and water out of your home. If you are already noticing a lot of bug pests or mold along the walls somewhere in your home, that’s where the old siding outside is failing. Replace it.