Outside Home Improvements Pay Off in Long Term Value of Your Home

July 11, 2016

When you are selling your home, the old saying, if people drive by your home and are not impressed by the outside, they are not going to walk inside, holds true. Curb appeal is a major reason that siding replacement ranks so highly on the cost versus value report. Replacing your siding brings not only added value to your home, but is low maintenance and is an important issue for the cost-conscious home buyer. Some of the most popular products are vinyl siding and LP Smart siding. Dick’s Roof Repair can remove your old siding, install new insulation, and re-side your home to make it more energy efficient, saving you money for years to come.

With the weather being nice and everyone outside, homeowners are more aware of the curb appeal of their own home as well as the homes in their neighborhood. Everyone loves to show off a remodeled bathroom or kitchen but you need your siding and roof for your home to work. They are part of the foundation of your home and are needed to protect the interior of your home. When replacing the exterior of your home, it is more of a need than a want. We at Dick’s Roof Repair understand the impact that repairing / replacing exterior areas of your home can have on your family.

More homeowners tend to go with vinyl siding because it is the most cost effective siding, it is maintenance free, and it comes in a wide variety of colors and styles. Vinyl siding costs about 11 percent less than cedar siding and 26 percent less than aluminum siding, which is another reason why it has become a popular choice for siding in the Kenosha and Racine area.  

Another siding option that homeowners select is LP Smart Siding, which offers all the warmth and beauty of traditional wood siding while providing the durability of a treated wood product. The LP siding has the same look and feel as cedar siding but comes with a maintenance free paint warranty; not to mention it has a primer that is resistant to termites, woodpeckers, carpenter ants, etc.

When potential home buyers look at a house, they will add the cost of remodeling the bathroom and kitchen into their purchase price. The one thing that people don’t want to figure into the cost of when they purchase a home is the replacement of the roof, siding and windows. They want those to already be completed. It is not glamorous to show off the new roof of your home, but it is a necessity.

Exterior projects, such as re-siding your home, is a major decision for any family, but one that is usually needed. By choosing Dick’s Roof Repair, you can be confident that you hired a quality, experienced contractor with over 60 years experience. Contact Dick’s Roof Repair today for a free estimate.