Ask any real estate professional--your home's curb appeal can determine whether your home will sell at all, let alone get top dollar.
By AJ Fanter
December 31, 1969
That's why if your home's wood, aluminum, or existing vinyl siding is starting to show its age, it could be time to call a contractor and have it replaced. However, the good news is that siding replacements are tops when it comes to return on your remodeling dollar.
Why Call A Siding Contractor? Return on Investment
According to Remodeling Magazine's 2006 Cost to Value Report, for a midrange vinyl siding replacement, the average homeowner recouped 87 percent of the cost of the job at resale. What's more, the return on investment in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi was even higher, with some homeowners getting as much as a 104.7 percent return.
ROI Not the Only Reason to Call a Siding Contractor
While return on investment is a good reason to call a siding contractor, particularly if you're planning on selling your home and your existing siding is showing its age, it's not the only reason. For example, if you'd like increased energy savings, greater impact resistance, and better sound insulation, you may want to speak with your contractor about installing insulated vinyl siding.
Insulated Vinyl Siding
Offering the same benefits as traditional vinyl siding, insulated vinyl siding cleans up easily and doesn't need to be painted or stained. What's more, according to many contractors, insulated vinyl siding produces straighter walls and is better at withstanding harsh weather conditions. In addition, contractors note that the foam backing helps to keep the siding from expanding and causing gaps, so it looks better - particularly in areas where there is extreme heat.
If you're looking to enhance your curb appeal, reduce exterior maintenance and realize greater energy savings, it could be time to ask your contractor about installing insulated vinyl siding. Sources
About the Author
AJ Fanter is a freelance writer based in Reno, NV.
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