Unless you plan for your family to live in your home for as long as it stands, you probably put some thought into your home’s value. After all, buying your home was expensive, and moving again will be expensive. You want to make sure that you make a decent ROI. Many homeowners will start to make updates to their home when they decide to move so that it can have a fresh, clean look for potential buyers and hopefully, go for a higher price. Other homeowners want to enhance their home’s curb appeal who plan to reside there for many years to come.
What about siding? You have siding, of course, but would new siding add value to your home? Or would it just be an added expense and hassle? It’s important to consider with any home improvement project, but something as massive as siding should be taken seriously.
The answer is yes, new siding can add substantial value to your home…if it’s the right siding and it’s installed by a professional contractor.
If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It
This is a good rule of thumb for most home updates, and siding is no exception. If your current siding is in great shape — no warps or buckles, excellent insulation, fresh color — why have it replaced? When updating your home to increase home value, you should focus on actual problem areas, like out-of-date kitchen appliances, windows that let in too much air, or bad siding.
However, in this case, “broken” can mean more than damaged siding. It may be that your siding is just old, that it’s served you well while you’ve lived in the house, but there are better products out there that offer stronger insulation or an updated look. Don’t replace your siding simply for the sake of installing new siding. Only replace your siding when there is something better on the market that can add value to your home.
Choose Your New Siding Carefully
Not all siding is created equal. If you want to install new siding to add value to your Johnson County home, you should make sure that the siding is top notch. If you choose vinyl, make sure that you buy high quality vinyl siding from a trusted brand like Mastic or Quest. Consider installing insulated vinyl siding, like that manufactured by Structure®. Ordinary vinyl siding may be cheaper, but can buckle and warp, harming curb appeal and insulation.
Stucco siding or stone siding are sturdier materials and often more difficult to install, but they have a stately, beautiful look that’s hard to beat. Another option is James Hardie Fiber Cement siding. James Hardie is a renowned brand in the siding world for high quality products with a great look. Their fiber cement siding is created with a mixture of wood strands and cement, so it has the look of wood but the strength of cement. It’s durable, non-combustible, fade resistant, and low maintenance. It’s a chosen siding product by over 5.5 million Americans, and it’s sure to appeal to your prospective buyers.
Hire Experts for the Installation
Don’t trust your siding installation to the first or cheapest siding contractor. Without proper installation, it doesn’t matter how high the quality of the product is, the siding will inevitably fail. Choose a siding contractor with experience in Johnson County, an excellent reputation, and high customer satisfaction. You want your siding installation to be done right the first time and not to cost you more than the increased home value is worth.
Not only does the team at Johnson County Siding & Window Co. have 40+ years of experience, but Johnson County Siding & Window Co. is a James Hardie preferred contractor who has won the James Hardie Guild Quality Customer Service Award for the last three years. We’re a family-owned business who are experts when it comes to siding installation. If you don’t believe us, take a look at what our customers have to say. We’d be happy to help you choose the best siding to add value to your home and to install it so that it lasts for decades. Contact us today for a free quote.