No matter the age of your home or the location, you can enjoy a beautiful property with the right upgrades. Whether you realize it or not, siding is essential for that beauty. Not only does it protect your home from the elements, but also it improves the look of your home. So how do you know what option is right for your home? In this article, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of vinyl siding and how you can use it to upgrade the look and feel of your home!
How Does Faulty Siding Affect Your Home?
One of the most common issues that we hear about faulty siding is the reduced property value that certainly comes along with it. Over time, as your siding cracks and shows imperfections, property value plummets causing potential higher insurance rates right along with it. When it comes time to sell your home or even rent it out, having faulty siding with a higher insurance rate can impede the process significantly.
A second common complaint we hear from customers is about water damage. When heavy rain hits a home, having faulty siding can allow for water and moisture to seep in through the cracks. Water build-up then causes an even larger issue, which is mold. It is possible for mold to grow for months and even years beneath a home’s surface before a homeowner is aware due to the odor. That means your home has been festering mold spores, which can be harmful to humans and animals, long before you are even aware.
Signs That Your Siding Needs Replacing
Have you noticed an increase in your monthly utility bills? Some of our clients had the same amount in utility bills for years and noticed first a subtle change leading to a sudden spike in monthly costs for heating and cooling. This can be a sign that your home’s siding isn’t doing the job it once did by keeping warm air out in the summer and cool air out in the winter.
The most common sign that signals a homeowner to replace their siding is a visual change in appearance. Does your siding look cracked, warped, or faded? All three of these signs are indicators that you need replacement siding.
What Are The Benefits of Vinyl Siding?
Vinyl siding is the most efficient siding when it comes to insulating your home and keeping energy costs as low as possible. A bonus benefit is the eco-friendliness of vinyl. It is constructed from reprocessed and recycled material, making it one of the greenest materials on the market.
Vinyl siding is also low on the maintenance scale, unlike other sidings that require major upkeep, such as painting. It is also highly durable, meaning the material can withstand natural forces like wind and hail better than other materials.
There are even some vinyl sidings that are fade-resistant. This doesn’t mean they will never fade, but they will stay looking much nicer for a longer amount of time.
Another benefit is the versatility of vinyl siding. There are a wide array of choices when it comes to the colors you can choose from, and even the textures.
Vinyl is both water and pest resistant. Unlike other materials, like wood, for example, vinyl does not absorb water and therefore will not be impacted by heavy rain. When it comes to pests, let’s use wood again as an example, termites and a wide variety of pests love wood! Vinyl remains pest resistant, you won’t have to worry about critters eating away at your siding.
Cobalt Exteriors Is Here For You
Cobalt Exteriors, Inc has been a trusted community resource Woodinville, Washington since 1989. They have the customer in mind and will work towards whatever their goals are for their homes. They would love to provide you with both professional services and cost-effective solutions.