New Siding: A Simple Way to Increase Curb Appeal

By Ian | Nov. 01, 2016 3:52 pm PST

New siding can give your home a whole new look and increase curb appeal.

When your home’s exterior needs a facelift, vinyl siding is an easy, affordable and long-lasting solution. New siding gives your home a fresh, clean look and cuts down on maintenance.

The cliché about never getting a second chance to make a first impression is true for your home. The condition of the exterior siding is one of the first things people notice—home buyers in particular are all about curb appeal.

If your home’s siding makes a bad impression, vinyl siding is a quick, durable solution that pays off. “You’ll probably recoup 60% to 70% of the cost,” says Dave Lincon, a home improvement expert for Sears Home Services.

Why Choose Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding has always been an easy-care alternative to other siding materials, like wood and aluminum siding. “Vinyl siding doesn’t have to be repainted like wood,” Lincon explains. “It doesn’t dent or rust.” And if it gets dusty or dirty, “You can just hose it down, and it looks good as new.”

Improvements in vinyl siding makes it perform better than it used to. “In the past, siding could buckle in hot weather,” Lincon says. “But that problem has gone away with improvements in the chemical makeup of vinyl and polymers.”

And the color goes all the way through today’s vinyl siding—rather than just being on the surface. So nicks are nearly invisible; as a result, manufacturers now can offer darker colors and increased durability.

So Many Options

Siding is available with so many options that you can give your home a whole new look with a different texture, color, and accents, says Lincon.

For texture, Sears offers three finishes: satin, flat and wood cedar grain.

The variety of colors available in unprecedented. While neutral colors like gray, tan, sand and wheat are the most popular, rich greens like moss and sage are gaining ground. Lincon is also seeing people use darker colors more often, such as deep blues and grays, accented with tan or gray.

“We’ve even seen red in a deep, almost brick color, pop up,” Lincon says.

In addition, you can choose trims, shutters, shakes and scallops to customize your home’s appearance.

Want to speak with an expert about new siding? Schedule a free consultation for siding installation today.

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