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Skip Summer Painting with New Vinyl Siding

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If your home is beginning to look shabby due to fading or peeling paint, you probably are planning to resolve the issue once the summer weather arrives. Summer is the best time for painting, but what is even better is not needing to paint at all. If you are tired of repainting your home every 5-10 years, why not invest in a different siding solution. With vinyl siding, you can say goodbye to painting your home for good.

Advantages of Vinyl Siding

When you change to vinyl siding over wood or composite siding, you gain many advantages for your home. Vinyl siding offers a long-lasting covering for your home that requires very little maintenance. Some of the benefits of vinyl siding include:

  • Energy savings. Vinyl siding can help insulate homes and keep energy costs down.
  • Low-cost installation. Compared to wood, vinyl is cost-effective for installation.
  • Wide variety of styles. Vinyl comes in different styles, including mimicking the look of wood shingles.
  • Low-maintenance. One of the biggest reasons people love vinyl siding is that it never needs to be painted and will not rot and resists mildew. It can be kept clean easily with pressure washing.
  • Durable. Vinyl siding can last for decades and stands up to all types of weather elements without problems.

While wood has been the go-to siding for many years, vinyl siding now accounts for close to 40% of the siding market. This growth is due to the many advantages it offers, especially when it comes to your bank account. It is less expensive to install and maintain, plus it helps you save on your energy bills. Contact your local home improvement contractor to learn more about switching to vinyl siding versus painting your home again this summer.

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


Five Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Posted in Siding

Is it time to paint your home, again? Stop painting old shingles and consider the benefits of adding new vinyl siding to your home. There are many advantages to using vinyl siding that make it worth the investment. Here are five of the main benefits of investing in new vinyl siding.

  1. Never paint again. Vinyl siding does not need painting, yet it will look like new for decades. A quick cleaning and it looks new again. The painting aspect can pay for your vinyl siding over the years, saving you time and money off keeping your home looking great.
  2. Easy maintenance. Vinyl siding is not as porous as other siding materials, allowing it to stay cleaner longer. Mold and mildew are less likely to grow on vinyl, but any growth or debris can be easily washed off for simple, quick maintenance.
  3. Energy efficiency. New vinyl siding can be installed with a foam backing that offers better insulation qualities for your home. This helps reduce energy costs and makes your home more efficient.
  4. Damage resistance. Hail and other impact forces can damage many types of siding. Vinyl siding is durable and dent resistant, reducing replacement costs after hail storms or impact from other sources.
  5. Cost effective. Vinyl siding can last longer, require less maintenance expense and can require a small initial investment than many other types of siding.

If you want to keep your home looking great with less maintenance and cost, consider remodeling the exterior of your home with vinyl siding. There are many colors and textures to choose from to give your home a new look that will last for decades.

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


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


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


Home Siding Replacement

Posted in Siding

The siding of the home serves as the main barrier between your home and the weather. Elements such as rain, snow, wind, and temperature changes can have an effect on the inside temperature and humidity within your house. When the siding on your home has been damaged or is simply in need of replacement due to wearing down from age, it is important to have it replaced in a timely manner. Worn down siding can have a negative impact on the appearance of your home, it can decrease your home’s efficiency, and it can leave it susceptible to damage from weather elements. 

There are different options when it comes to replacing the siding on your home. If you are replacing the siding on the entire house, you have the option of changing the color. Of course you want to choose a color that works within your home owners association guidelines, but choosing a new color can add a new appeal to your home. You can also choose a different siding material when replacing the siding. Different materials can give your home a slightly different look. Replacing aluminum siding with more durable, energy efficient vinyl siding can add value to your home. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors and it holds its color for a longer period of time. Because there is no painting required for maintenance, there is little involved to keep it looking nice. 

Finding a company with a solid reputation for customer service and quality siding replacement is essential to making your home improvement a valuable investment. Siding can look great and protect your home, making your investment worthwhile and beautiful.

 Posted on behalf of Atwood Home Builders

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