Contractor Tips Blog

Dec
30

Selling Your Home? Increase the Value with New Vinyl Siding

If you are planning to sell your home, you want to get the best price. However, if your home is older and has old siding or needs paint, it can hurt your chances of getting the price you want for your home. Curb appeal is extremely important when selling a home; when a buyer pulls up to tour your home, you want them immediately fall in love with the house. But old siding or peeling paint can detract from all the other benefits your home may have to offer. New vinyl siding can make your old home look new again and has many other selling points that buyers will love, including:

  • Low maintenance. Most people like the idea of owning their own home, but do not care for all the upkeep, maintenance and expense that comes with it. Vinyl siding is great for homeowners that want a low maintenance home that won’t need new paint every few years.
  • Energy efficient. Everyone wants to save money off their energy bills. Vinyl siding helps insulate the home, keeping the cold air in during the summer and the cold air out during the winter.
  • Vinyl siding looks great and can last for decades. Nothing can change the look of your home more completely than adding new siding.

Increase the value and desirability of your home before you put in on the market by investing in new vinyl siding. By improving the beauty and efficiency of your home, you can get the most value and possibly sell it quicker than you had hoped. Talk to your local contractor to find out if vinyl siding is the right option to increase the value of your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Atwood Home Builders
227 W 8th Ave
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 638-1262

Jul
25

Cost Versus Value of Adding New Siding to Your Home

Posted in Siding

Cost versus value is often a factor to consider when approaching new home improvement projects. This is especially important if you are planning to sell your home in the next few years. While many home improvement projects can add value to your home, you must consider how much the project will cost versus the value added to your home. One of the most beneficial home improvements when it comes to cost versus value is adding new vinyl siding. 

Benefits of New Vinyl Siding

While it may be more fun to add a new pool or spa to your home, it will not give you the same increase in value as a practical improvement like vinyl siding. For most home improvements, if you can come close to having an increase in home value equal to the cost of the improvement, it is considered a good investment. Siding usually adds almost as much value as it will cost, unlike many other projects that offer little or no increase in home value.  

However, value is not the only benefit to adding new siding, especially if you are selling your home. Vinyl siding has other benefits that may make your home more desirable to buyers, adding value in a different way, including: 

  • Curb appeal and overall home appearance
  • Easy maintenance and care – no need for constant painting or difficult cleaning
  • Longevity
  • Energy efficiency 

Even if you are not planning to sell your home, you want a home that looks beautiful that is easy to maintain, making new vinyl siding an excellent choice. To learn more about adding new siding to your home, call your local siding or home construction contractor.

Posted on behalf of:
Atwood Home Builders
227 W 8th Ave
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 638-1262

Nov
21

Upgrade to Vinyl Siding for Your Home

Posted in Siding

There are many reasons why vinyl siding has become so popular for home exteriors. Compared to many other exterior siding materials, vinyl offers easier maintenance, durability and versatility. Whether you have older shingles which constantly need painting or outdated aluminum siding, upgrading to vinyl siding may be just the facelift your home has been needing. 

Benefits of Vinyl Siding Over Other Materials

For a beautiful home exterior that will last, vinyl siding is one of the most affordable and versatile materials on the market today. It has become a staple in the home building industry due to the many benefits which can be attributed to this popular material. Some of the most notable include: 

–        Energy efficiency. As older siding becomes worn, it can decrease your home’s energy efficiency signficantly. New vinyl siding can help insulate your home and protect it from the elements, in some cases, decreasing your energy bill.

–        Design options. Vinyl siding comes in a large selection of designs, which can give your home a new look every 10-20 years. Choose the look of brick, wood or just a new color for an expensive look at relatively low price.

–        Maintenance. One of the biggest benefits of vinyl siding is how easy it is to maintain. No painting is needed, and cleaning it is a breeze. This is especially appreciated by busy or older homeowners who do not want to paint or pressure wash their house constantly in order to keep it looking beautiful. 

To give your home a new look and increase your curb appeal, hire an experienced contractor to add new vinyl siding. It can increase the value of your home, and is a worthwhile investment.

Posted on behalf of:
Atwood Home Builders
227 W 8th Ave
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 638-1262

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