Does New Siding Add to Your Home’s Resale Value?
If you’re selling your home, kudos to you for seizing the day and putting your best foot forward when it comes to selling your house. Of course, you want to get as much money for your home as possible, hence your cleaning, landscaping, and enhancing your home’s strong points, especially when it comes to its exterior aspects.
Does your home have an awesome new deck perfect for spending the summer? Have you recently enlisted a roofing contractor to construct a brand-new metal roof?
Exterior renovations can definitely serve as an attractive selling point to buyers, which brings us to the point of this blog post.
Can new siding increase your home’s selling price? And which siding material is best?
3 Ways New Siding Can Increase Resale Value
Yes, new siding can boost your home’s resale value! Regardless of the type, new siding boosts curb appeal, protects your home, and entices potential homebuyers who don’t want to deal with siding replacement.
Boost Curb Appeal
This is especially true if your current siding is water-stained or worn out. New siding can set your home apart on an aesthetic level if other homes in the area aren’t as well-kept, and it can bring it up to the level of surrounding properties if it is currently lagging behind.
Look into current home exterior trends to maximize the curb appeal, and consider consulting a professional realtor if you’re stuck.
Protects Your Home From Harm
Stronger types of siding, like steel siding, are particularly adept in this respect. Alongside roofing, siding is your home’s number one defense against every external force of harm: mold, insects, water, fire, you name it.
Seeing new siding on a home can put a potential buyer’s mind at ease because they know their investment has the strength to keep their family and belongings healthy and safe.
Can Save the New Homeowner Hassle
Should the potential buyer see the old and degraded siding, they might cringe at the thought of replacing it themselves. Picking colors, selecting materials, and finding the right contractor – for a new homeowner who has just moved- can be quite stressful.
Do your potential buyer a favor and give them the ready-to-live-in house you’d want to purchase for your family.
Factors to Consider When Picking New Siding
If you’re ready to put new siding on your home to get it sold for a higher amount ASAP, hang on a second. While siding can and often is a great investment for many selling homeowners, what you get from the purchase can vary.
Make sure to consider these factors when picking new siding!
Just like any industry, the real estate field goes through trends. In other words, how much you can expect to get back from your siding project can vary depending on what’s in demand. Contact a reputable realtor for advice in this area.
Types of Siding
Generally speaking, the more you spend on your siding, the more you can expect your home’s resale value to be boosted. This can make metal siding and the like solid investments.
Again, this can depend on what’s trending in the area, so contact your realtor or an experienced siding company for how this affects your case specifically.
What the Neighborhood Looks Like
Sometimes buyers don’t want a conspicuous-in-a-bad-way home that sticks out from all the others. You might be wise to look at the rest of your neighborhood, see what kinds of siding they’ve invested in, and follow suit.
Of course, this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, so a realtor might be able to tell you what the best choice is for your area. Do you want to blend in or stand out?
Your Surrounding Climate
If you live in a climate like Minnesota’s with wildly fluctuating humidity levels, buyers and the realtors who assist them might balk at a vulnerable siding type like wood siding. Likewise, they might appreciate the inflexibility and strength of steel siding or vinyl siding.
Where you live directly affects what type of strain the siding is subjected to, which directly affects how long it will last and what kinds of maintenance are required for its upkeep, which in turn can directly affect how your buyer feels about it.
How to Choose the Right Siding Material
Plenty of siding materials are doing well on the market today. There is no universally “best” siding type; each one of them has been successful due to its satisfying a certain niche that others do not.
Thus we can’t tell you what siding type is the perfect fit for you in a blog post, but we can tell you how they perform and further your understanding of them in a consultation.
Steel Siding: When Durability Is Paramount
Steel’s got a tough reputation, and we mean that in terms of durability. When your house needs unquestionable protection from absolutely anything that comes its way, steel siding is perfect for you.
It’s available in two styles, seamed and seamless, both of which offer supreme strength and long-lasting good looks.
One misconception many people have is that steel siding will rust. After all, it’s made of metal, right?
However, steel siding won’t rust because it is made of galvanized steel. This specialty material ensures the steel siding lasts 40 to 50 years, so there is no risk of rust.
Engineered Wood Siding: When Weather Flexibility Is a Must
Engineered wood siding is partially made of real wood, but it’s made – engineered – to have additional strength and longevity with the help of other, brand-specific materials.
Sure, it’s a sturdy and attractive siding type, but where it really shines is in its flexibility. LP Siding, the brand of engineered wood siding which we stock, has been constructed to resist extreme heat and cold, which, it could be said, plague Minnesota regularly. It’s a great choice if you want a worry-free exterior.
Vinyl Siding: When You Want It All On a Budget
Vinyl siding is the most popular siding type for a reason; It’s a wonderful all-around performer in terms of weather resistance, durability, and looks.
As a bonus, it’s remarkably affordable, so getting the exterior renovations you need won’t break the bank.
Don’t Forget to Consider Siding Aesthetics
If you want to see what specifically is available, we’ve got plenty of siding types, from seamless steel to engineered wood, and we’d be happy to provide you with sample looks upon consultation. Rest assured that before anything goes onto your house, you’ll be able to get a good look at it!
If you’re just brainstorming right now, keep this in mind: Many siding types can be made to look like others.
This means that even falling in love with a certain look isn’t necessarily constraining you to one material. You can, for example, have the style of real wood without all the hassle of paint and waterproofing.
You might find the selection process easier if you were to look at the practical benefits of a siding material first, then choose the look you like. Sure, many siding types can be made to look like one another, but different materials can’t necessarily emulate one another.
Considering Your Home’s Archetype (Or Lack Thereof)
Many homes today don’t fit one architectural movement—and if yours does, your furniture and all the clutter that accumulates with day-to-day life might not! We think you should feel free to choose your favorite siding regardless of your home’s style. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as creating a truly unique look.
However, if you’re concerned about style and want to create a unified image, stick with timeless looks and colors of siding, such as wood-look textures and browns. These tend to look fitting with a variety of designs and inspirations.
You also should take inspiration from social media sites and siding contractor galleries. Even if you can’t quite name your home’s design style, you’ll probably find many that look just like it – and many you can imitate.
Schedule a Personal Consultation to Make an Informed Decision
Our certified and licensed siding contractors at Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors can install various siding types for your design dreams. We pride ourselves on carrying the best, newest, and most energy-efficient products for your installation or replacement needs.
As a Sauk Rapids siding company, we’ve helped many Minnesota homeowners find the perfect siding for their needs, and we’d be happy to do the same for you.
Should you and your realtor decide that siding is a worthwhile investment, we’d be happy to help you narrow your options and begin work. Give us a call now at 320-252-9086.