The Benefits of Installing New Siding
The exterior of your home is more than just its color. It’s what shields your home from a variety of outdoor elements, and here in New England the weather is constantly changing. When you live in an area that experiences all four seasons, your siding has a job to do. If your siding is looking a bit worse for wear, it’s likely time to start considering replacement options. New siding has a few important benefits, and we’re here to explain them to you!
1.) Increased Energy Efficiency
When replacing your old siding, you should certainly choose to add insulation to the exterior walls, and even the ceiling! Some older homes were constructed at a time when insulation was expensive and oil was not, so they lack any of the latter. Removing your old siding allows ample opportunity to add insulation to your home. An insulated home increases energy efficiency by helping to lower your need for energy, and in turn lowering your energy expenses. You may also choose to wrap your house, which provides a barrier to prevent wind and moisture from making their way into your home. Home owners who find their house drafty may want to consider this option.
2.) Opportunity to Fix Issues
Choosing to replace your siding gives you the opportunity to address hidden damage your home has sustained too. The older your siding gets, the higher the chance rain water can seep into your walls and cause structural damage. The unfortunate thing is you cannot always spot this kind of damage, and it often reaches a critical state before being discovered. Including repairs of this nature with your siding replacement is not only convenient, but surprisingly cost effective.
3.) Up Your Curb Appeal
There is nothing that instantly improves the appearance of your home than new siding. You can choose from different materials and colors to change it up, or stick with the same color your home has been. It’s up to you! Regardless of your choice, the decision to install new siding will go a long way in beautifying your humble abode.
Take a look at your siding the next time you’re outside in your yard. Does it look a bit worse for wear? Perhaps it’s time to consider replacement. If that’s the case, look no further than Driscoll Contracting & Development! Call us at 781-405-5584, or fill out our online contact form.