Many homeowners know when it is time to replace the roof, get the driveway re-paved, or get their hardwood floors replaced—but many homeowners completely forget about their siding. Your home’s siding is extremely important and serves many vital purposes like keeping out the elements, adding to your home’s value and curb appeal, and increasing energy efficiency. What are some of the benefits of replacing it?
Boost Your Energy Efficiency
If you are looking for ways to lower your monthly energy bills as we head into the cold winter months, replacing your home’s siding is a great way to do so. While you replace, you can add additional or new insulation to your exterior walls and/or ceiling. Rigid foam insulation can add a huge amount of insulation to your home that you will definitely feel during the chilly months. If you have old siding that is in serious need of replacement, your energy bills will lower with the increased protection from drafts and dampness that it offers.
Repair Structural Damage You Didn’t Know About
Whether you have been living in your home for ten years or just moved into a fixer-upper, your home might have structural damage that you don’t know about. Siding that is old and in bad condition can let in moisture, which is the biggest enemy of your home’s building materials. If you haven’t noticed any damage, it could be lurking in cracks in your drywall or underneath the siding. Bad siding can inflict a huge amount of damage to your home’s structure, including rotting plywood, deteriorating studs, and damaged floor framing. When you get your siding replaced, these problems can be identified and fixed before they snowball into something even bigger.
Add Curb Appeal
The last great reason to get new siding is to upgrade your home’s curb appeal. Siding that is old can fade to a dingy color or be stained from years of debris and dirt. Replacing it is a great way to give your home an instant facelift, especially if you are preparing to sell it within the next couple years.
Ready for New Siding for Your Home?
For beautiful new siding selected and installed by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.