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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


Why Vinyl Siding?

The siding on any house is critical to protecting the structure of the home, as well as the occupants and their possessions from exposure to the weather.  Today, vinyl siding is the most popular siding product being used on homes all across the United States due of its low cost, appealing appearance and exceptional performance in all weather conditions. 

Depending upon the architecture of the home, as well as the budget of the homeowner, there are a wide variety of vinyl siding products available including horizontal siding in various sizes, exposures and appearances, as well as vertical siding and various shake products.  In addition, all of these products are available in a wide variety of textures and pre-finished factory colors, which make the product virtually maintenance free. 

Vinyl siding is used on new homes, as well as on existing homes, where the existing aluminum or wood siding needs to be replaced.  In many cases over the years, aluminum siding will become unattractive, due to dings and dents, as a result of hail, falling tree branches and wind blown debris.  In addition, people with children may see damage from baseballs and footballs hitting the house as well.  Often wood siding needs to be replaced as a result of wood rot and insect or termite damage, due to improper maintenance. 

In most cases replacement vinyl siding can be installed on most homes within a week, depending upon the size of the home.  During the installation process, the home will remain fully protected, because the installer will only remove as much siding per day as they can replace that day. Properly installed, vinyl siding will provide years of service at an affordable price. 

Posted on behalf of Atwood Home Builders

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