When you see something every day, sometimes it is hard to notice it has changed. For example, you may not realize your child has grown until someone you haven’t seen in a while points it out. The same can happen with our homes. It is common for issues to go unnoticed until they are completely obvious.
Because siding takes up a large part of the exterior of a house, its deterioration can affect the entire look and feel of a home. So, whether or not you have spotted the wear and tear that comes with time and circumstances, it could be worth giving your siding a closer look.
Here are the top four reasons why you should consider upgrading your siding and restoring the look and longevity of your home.
When the damage is easily recognizable, it might go deeper than you think. Siding is the first line of defense for your home. Cracking and rot can leave the door open for moisture and pests to enter the structure of your home, causing future issues. Save yourself from more trouble down the road and replace the deteriorating siding with a high-quality brand like LP Smart Side.
Consequences of Climate
Midwestern weather is tricky. Kansas City can be warm and sunny in the morning and the evening could bring a mix of storms that leave a mark. In particular hail, which can cause damage to multiple parts of your property including the siding – giving you a house that looks hammered.
Siding that allows weather to seep in can hit you in the wallet in other ways, too. If your energy bills are suddenly increasing over years past, it could mean your siding is not performing as efficiently as it should and needs to replace your siding. New siding improves protection from the elements and can reduce your energy bills.
Old siding can come with a lot of maintenance. For example, if you have wood siding, re-staining is recommended at least every 4 years. This can be a time consuming and costly process. Replacing the siding with a low maintenance product like James Hardie engineered wood gives you time back and the look you want.
Lost the Visual Appeal
Whether your siding has faded or the color is outdated, new siding is a great way to bring new life and a fresh look to your home. Because of the large area siding covers, upgrading your home in this way often makes it look completely new. And, it is less of a hassle than moving.
But if you are thinking about moving at some point down the road, siding is also a smart investment that pays dividends in the end. New siding is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. Installation can come with a higher price tag but owners typically recoup more than half of their investment when they sell.
If you are considering if you should replace your siding, come check out the superior brands we carry like KWP. Offering a wide selection of materials including engineered wood and fiber center, you can count on long-term satisfaction, strength, and durability. And as a one-stop-shop for your siding needs, we can help with installation too. Don’t let your house grow towards further decline. Call us today at 913.583.9889