Before you remodel your home, there are a few things you should consider. Roofing and siding not only dictate what the outside of your house looks like, but also protects the inside of your house from things like water damage. It’s important to have the proper material and installation to ensure the exterior of your home will last as long as possible.
Why Should I Replace My Roofing and Siding?
Old and worn siding or roofing can not only make your home look less attractive, but can be more easily damaged. This can possibly cause damage to the interior of your home. It can also contribute to a significant loss of the value of your home. Replacing your home’s exterior can protect your home and give it a new look. Remodeling projects can have a large return on the initial investment so you get the most out of your purchase.
Dos and Don’ts of Exterior Remodeling
There are some do’s and dont’s you should acknowledge when deciding to remodel your home’s exterior.
Do consider vinyl when looking at siding replacement. It can be a low maintenance, time efficient option. It can last up to 40 years if properly taken care of so it’s a smart investment.
Do think about using a composite siding material. These materials are low maintenance and more economical than hardwood sidings, as well as being unaffected by termites, rot, or fires. Make sure fiber cement is installed properly as it should be at least 2 inches above areas like roofs and decks to reduce water absorption.
Windows and doors are also something to consider during exterior remodeling. Consider researching which windows and doors are most energy efficient to save money heating and cooling. Replacing standard windows with energy efficient ones can reduce your energy bill by up to 15%. Door and window installation should be done properly to ensure a secure fit.
Don’t choose any materials that can’t withstand the weather in your area. Some materials are more weather-resistant than others, so be sure to keep that in mind when making decisions. You want to protect your home from any sort of weather damage so it’s important to get the best material for the weather in your area.
Don’t go against any regulations that your Homeowner’s Association may have. Check if the HOA has any regulations against the material, color, or style you are looking to use for your roof or siding replacement so you don’t get any fines.