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Are you tired of having to repaint your house every few years? Is the wood on the outside of your house looking battered and old? Have you considered putting up vinyl siding?
There are many benefits to putting up vinyl siding on your house! The most obvious being not having to paint your house again. With vinyl siding your house will continue to look good year after year. If the walls get dirty—or if you have a problem with moss or mold—it is very quick, easy and economical to fix. All you have to do is power-wash the siding and it will look brand new again!
Not only will you save money by not having to paint the exterior of your house anymore, but you will also be amazed by the difference in your heat bill in the winter and your cooling bill in the summer. This is because the old wood siding is usually left on the house, so it continues to insulate the inside of the house as it normally would. In addition to the old siding, the new siding—which is usually backed by styrofoam insulation—will insulate the house even more so on top of that!
Another benefit is that your house will have a fresh new look to it overnight. Most clients are amazed by how ‘new’ their house looks after it has been sided. Especially if the wood siding was getting battered looking, or if they had wood shingle siding.
Most contractors that specialize in vinyl siding will also offer to replace your gutters and downspouts. This will greatly improve the appearance of your house and would be a great time to add protectors that keep the leaves and twigs from blocking your gutters.
Another service that is usually offered that will not only give your house a renewed look, but also save you on your heating and cooling bills, is to install insulated windows. It doesn’t cost very much to do and it is well worth it!
It is a good idea to stick to someone who specializes in Vinyl siding rather than going with a general contractor who says he can do anything. If the siding is installed wrong it might not look very good and even worse it could buckle in the sun or come unattached.
If you are interested why not talk to a local contractor? You can find one in the phone book, or using a specialized internet service. One of the best ways to find a good contractor is through word of mouth. Do you know someone who has had their house sided recently? Why not ask them how they liked the contractor and how he worked?
As you have seen there are many benefits to having your house sided with vinyl siding. It will greatly improve your house and save you a lot of money in the long run. We hope this article has helped you see the benefits of having your house sided!