If you are considering a home renovation but weighing the cost versus the long-term gains, you are not alone. Some candidates for home remodeling projects get cold feet because they fear that they’ll sell the home before seeing a return on investment. But, consider these facts:
But, here’s the best reason to not delay a home-remodeling project: you’ll recoup most of the cost when you do sell – whether it’s next year or in 2030. For example, a siding replacement recoups 75.6 percent of its investment because it increases average home resale value by more than $12,000.
Unlike the warranties for HVAC systems or granite countertops, some siding warranties can give you peace of mind for 50 years, like the LP® SmartSide® Siding 5/50 year limited warranty. It is longer and covers more than most fiber cement product warranties. LP® siding products offer five decades of protection against fungal degradation, buckling, cracking and more and the limited warranty also includes damage from hail (see warranty for details). In short, re-siding is one of the highest-value investments that a homeowner can make.
Board and batten style siding is enjoying a resurgence as a way to create visual interest in an otherwise blank wall. So, what is “board and batten?” It’s a type of siding where thin strips of wood molding—or “battens”—are placed over the seams of panel boards. The result is an aesthetic that is both rustic and chic, with the strong vertical lines providing shadows and textures to the home exterior.Continue Reading
The story behind your home offers a fascinating glimpse into the people who lived in it as well as how your home fits into the larger story of your city. If you want to remodel your historic home’s exterior, experts advise visiting your local historic preservation commission. If your home lies within the historic overlay district, these commissions often have authority to set rules not only on the visual aesthetic, but the materials as well.
Mixing different types of siding can give your home individuality and visual appeal, but it can also be difficult to execute correctly without guidance. While some homeowners mix materials to create a contemporary look, others already have a mixed materials home exterior that needs an update. We’re breaking down practical tips to pair exterior materials for a beautiful home.
Fungal decaying siding can cause a multitude of problems such as improperly heating and cooling your home and even compromising its structure. Many times, fungal decay is hidden and homeowners may not know how to spot the warning signs. And if they do, it can be difficult to gauge whether it’s time for a siding replacement or repair. But have no fear. We’re offering an in-depth guide on the signs to spot fungal decay and, more importantly, what to do next.