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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


Stop Painting Your Home- Save Money With New Siding

Is it time to paint your home- again? This summer, instead of spending more money on another paint job, consider investing in new siding. There are several benefits to having vinyl siding added to your home that can add value to your home while making it more efficient.

Five Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

If you have wood shingles or old aluminum siding on your home, you are probably resigned to fact that you will need to paint or do repairs every few years. While both have their merits, neither can compare to the benefits that vinyl siding can offer. Before you spend another penny on maintaining your existing siding, consider these five benefits to owning vinyl siding:

  1. Low maintenance. Vinyl siding is easy to maintain. It cleans easy with mild soap and water, rarely needs paint and lasts for decades.
  2. Energy efficient. Vinyl insulates your home better than most other options, helping reduce energy bills in both winter and summer.
  3. Durable. Do you have dings in your old siding from the last hail storm? Vinyl siding is durable and will resist dents and dings.
  4. Aesthetics. Vinyl siding is beautiful, increasing the value and curb appeal of your home. There are many color and design options to choose from, making it a great choice for any home.
  5. Green living. For less impact on the environment, vinyl siding is an excellent choice. It is energy efficient, needs no paint or chemicals for maintenance and is recyclable, making it a green choice for your home.

If you are ready to give up calling the painter or repair man every few years for your siding, it is time to install new vinyl siding. Talk to your local home contractor about adding new siding to your home this summer.

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


Benefits Of Using Vinyl Siding

If your home needs a face lift, one of the best ways to give it a new look is with vinyl siding. Whether you currently have old, worn out siding or just are tired of needing to paint your home every few years, vinyl siding is an affordable option that looks great, is easy to maintain and can protect your home through all types of weather. In addition, vinyl siding comes in a wide variety of designs and color options, making it perfect for almost any home. 

Why Use Vinyl Siding

Choosing vinyl siding over painting or other types of siding such as shingles or shakes comes down to a few factors: price, maintenance and curb appeal. 

  • Price. While shakes and shingles can look nice, they are much more expensive than vinyl. Also, while painting is definitely less expensive than re-siding a home, in a few years that paint will need to be re-applied so the cost savings can be negligible.
  • Maintenance. Vinyl siding is the easiest siding to maintain. It does not need to be treated like wood or other materials, and is very easy to clean.
  • Curb appeal. There is no doubt that a newly painted or shingled home can look wonderful, however, it can quickly lose that look once bad weather hits. Vinyl siding looks as good a few years down the road as it did when it was first added. 

It is estimated that almost a third of homes in the U.S. now have vinyl siding, no doubt for many of these simple reasons. It is a practical, affordable way to make your old home look new again, so contact a reputable vinyl siding professional today to discuss your options for exterior home surfacing with vinyl.

Posted on behalf of Atwood Home Builders

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