You’ve been thinking about new siding for your home but can’t justify why it’s a good choice. Here are three reasons new siding is well worth the investment.
There are always so many home improvement projects that can be done. Sometimes it’s hard to know what the best choice is and what will give you the greatest return as well as the most satisfaction. New siding is not usually one of the home improvement projects that immediately spring to mind for most homeowners. But James Hardie siding can be a great investment for many reasons.
Your Home’s Appearance
James Hardie siding can immediately improve the appearance of the exterior of your home. It’s better than new paint in that it gives the entire house a new look, not just a fresh color. It takes away any look of old, tattered siding. Fiber-cement siding products are available with the ability to be attached to the house with blind nailing. Blind nailing means the siding panels can be attached to the home with nails that are covered when the panels are overlapped, so you can’t see any nail holes. No nail holes in the panels create a smooth and polished finish to the outside of your house. It can not only increase the appearance, but also increase the resale value and the home’s appeal to potential buyers. For 5 years in a row Remodeling Magazine named fiber-cement siding installation as the #1 return on investment you can make for your home.
Strength, Durability and Longevity
With the wide variety of new siding products available today, getting fiber-cement siding truly increases the durability of your home’s exterior. It protects against water, weather, wind, fire and pests. And because of the durability of James Hardie siding, it is stronger than older siding, is less likely to crack or warp, and will need less maintenance. Because of this, the life expectancy of it is a great deal longer than older materials or other products.
Fiber-cement siding will increase the energy efficiency of your home. You can customize the type of insulation installed with your new siding to increase the amount of air that is able to penetrate the exterior walls of your home. This will help to keep the warm air in your house in the cold months and the warm air out of your house in the summer. Thus, creates a more energy efficient home, reducing your energy consumption, and lowering your energy bills.
With the improved appearance of your home, the strength and durability of fiber-cement siding products available on the market, and the increase in your home’s energy efficiency, the benefits of fiber-cement siding greatly outweigh the siding costs.
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