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Skip Summer Painting with New Vinyl Siding

Posted in Siding

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


Three Changes to Make Your Home Green

Are you dismayed every time you open your energy bill? Even if you are careful to monitor your heating and cooling, turn off all unused lights and do other energy-saving tricks, it may be your home that is wasting energy, not you. Older homes with single-paned windows, shingle siding and an older roof could be leaking energy at the seams. Upgrading any of these three areas of your home can make it greener and much more energy efficient.

Vinyl Siding

Not only does vinyl siding look great and offer low maintenance, it can also improve your energy efficiency. Another green aspect is that it does not need constant painting that adds more chemicals to the environment.

New roofing

An old roof can be a money pit for your home. Shingles need to be repaired, leaks can cause water and mold damage, and your heating bill can be literally going through the roof. A quality new roof is a great investment in your home, cutting down on repair and energy costs.

New Windows

If your windows are leaking in the cold or hot outside air, you are fighting a losing battle trying to keep the air in your home comfortable. Newer windows can make a large difference in your energy bills, often paying for themselves in just a few years.

On top of saving you money and being a green choice, new siding, roofing or windows can all add value to your home. Everyone appreciates a home that is green and energy efficient. If your homes needs any of these three major sources of energy loss, talk to your local home improvement company about upgrading your home for a greener future.

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

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