The exterior of a home defines a buyer’s first impression and if it’s in disrepair, many potential buyers may not even want to bother seeing the inside. So if you’re looking to sell your home, it is best to make sure yours is in mint condition. New siding can add to the curb appeal of your home and therefore, the resale value. The quality of the siding is important because its purpose is to protect and insulate the home.
In the annual Cost vs. Value Report by the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling magazine (http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2018/), new siding consistently ranks as one of the most cost-effective home improvement projects.
Many people choose vinyl siding because it is easy to install, low-maintenance, eco-friendly, fade-resistant, energy-efficient and durable. Other types include aluminum, wood, engineered wood and James Hardie.
It is important to remember that though low-cost siding could save you money right now, paying a little more for durable siding will save you money in the long run. The size and shape of your home will also affect the final cost of siding installation. If old siding has to be removed, it will add to the cost as well.
According to Home Advisor, the average cost of siding can run anywhere between $5,000 and $14,060. At Community Builders of Oklahoma City, we carry Cedar Ridge Vinyl Siding. It features foam-backed panels that absorb impact from any weather and resists winds up to 160 miles per hour (depending on profile of siding). It also provides energy savings of a 4.5R value and keeps your home warm during the winter and cool during the summer months. Backed by a transferable lifetime warranty, it also protects against loud outside noises.
Some of the benefits of Cedar Ridge Vinyl Siding include:
*Increases curb appeal
*Many colors available
New siding is also a way to increase your home’s energy efficiency and repair structural damage at the same time.
How do you know when it’s time to replace your siding?
- Rotten siding
- Unexpected increase in cooling or heating bills
- You keep having to repaint your home
- Cracking or warping
Choose a siding color that is right for your home and neighborhood. Lighter colors don’t absorb as much heat as darker shades, and will save you energy and money. Make sure that the color you choose complements your door and window frames.
Another way to improve the look of your home is by having a new metal roofing system from Community Builders of Oklahoma City installed. We offer 26-gauge coated steel roofing that withstands harsh weather. They are designed to last longer than traditional asphalt roofs and even have a 40-year finish warranty! Our insulated roofing can keep your home energy efficient and can be installed over a current asphalt roof, creating next to no waste.
If you’re looking to simply add a little something to your outdoor space, you might be interested in our Operable Pergolas. They enhance your outdoor experience by giving a lightly shaded area to enjoy your backyard or pool area while also being protected from weather and the sun.
You can win a Home Makeover from Community Builders of Oklahoma City! The winner will get to choose new windows, siding, bath or shower system! Click here to enter: http://cbitulsa.com/makeover/