The process of buying a home can be overwhelming, from financing and budgeting to navigating inspections and paperwork. Then, of course, there’s the matter of touring properties and finding your first place to call home.
We’re here to help take the guesswork out of one part of the puzzle: your home’s exterior. Check out the following ways to make sure your new home’s siding is in great shape—or how to get started on a re-side project with one of the most durable siding solutions on the market: LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding.
A lot of information can be gleaned by simply walking around the perimeter of the home and observing the details. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you evaluate what you see:
Given the competitive nature of today’s home buying marketplace you may feel compelled to waive your home inspection to secure the home, but getting a thorough inspection completed by a qualified partner is critical. When you have your home’s exterior inspected, repairs may be identified and some may be more urgent than others.
If there are urgent repairs needed, consider how those will impact your budget. You’ll have a new mortgage to consider but also additional upfront costs to put new siding on the house. If repairs that can be delayed are called out by your inspector, it’s still worth it to consider completing them sooner rather than later. Leaving damage in place for too long can increase the chances that serious repairs will be needed, which can impact your budget significantly.
Even though you’re just moving into your new home, it can’t hurt to think long-term. Not only should your siding last over time, but choosing a durable—and beautiful—type of siding can help increase resale value in the case you decide to move. Even selecting a particular color with long-term gains in mind can help. LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding offers a variety of colors as well as trendy bold options that can help you make a choice that will help you enjoy your home now and reap the benefits later.
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