Published on October 14th, 2016 | by Home and Family0
Give Your House a New Look–Contact a Roofing Company
Is your roof leaking? Has it seen better days due to inclement weather. Or perhaps it’s just plain old. If so, then it’s time to contact a roofing company!
If you’re planning to put a new roof over the old one, you may want to think again, as roofing experts believe
it won’t last as long. In fact, it can cut the new roof’s lifespan by about 20%.
Now that you’ve decided to have a roofing company install an entirely new roof, what about your home’s siding?
If you’re planning to put your house on the market now or in the near future, old siding can lower the value of your home by 10%. By replacing that siding now, you will likely see a better return in the future. While you may choose to just call for a siding repair, take a moment to consider that you have other siding options, like purchasing new siding.
There are several types of house siding from which to choose, and your siding contractors will be able to discuss the merits of each–and the siding colors, too.
If you’re being cost-conscious, then you’ll want to know that hardwood siding costs more than either vinyl or composite siding. Another benefit of vinyl siding is that it is easy to maintain and you don’t need to paint it. Furthermore, when you keep your vinyl siding well-maintained, it can last for about 40 years.
If you’re planning to sell your house, it’s also good to know that if you replace that vinyl siding now, you may be able to receive an 81.6% return on your investment.
Composite siding is another option to consider. When new homes are constructed, approximately 15% of them are finished off with composite siding.
If you’re not familiar with composite siding, it’s created with a mix of wood pulp and cement. There are several reasons why you may choose to go with this type of siding. Not only does it require minimal upkeep, it will also keep the termites from eating your house. Composite siding is also fire-proof, provides good insulation, and it isn’t affected by the elements such as wind.
Furthermore, there are a variety of styles from which to choose. You can go with shingles, stone, brick or even painted wood clapboards. If you decide to have your composite siding painted, you may not need to paint it again for another 15-to-20 years.
When you contact a roofing company for that new roof along with that new siding, just imagine how much more comfortable–and attractive–your home will be.