Wouldn’t it be wonderful if exterior remodeling can help you save money? It turns out that upgrading the exterior of your home is an excellent way to keep extra cash in your wallet, and vinyl siding replacement in MA is no exception.
In fact, vinyl siding can directly help you spend less money in the following ways such as:
No Need to Paint Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is available in an array of color options. Unlike its wood counterpart, it’s not necessary to paint vinyl siding to keep it looking vibrant and beautiful.
The trouble comes when the sun’s rays begin to break down the exterior paint on a chemical level. Otherwise known as photodegradation, the sun can cause a bleaching effect and ultimately make the beauty of your siding fade away.
If your vinyl siding happens to fade from the sun, you might be tempted to paint it. It’s not recommended to paint vinyl siding because it can void your warranty.
Furthermore, since your siding expands and contracts, you risk the paint cracking and becoming an even bigger eyesore down the line. The key is to invest in vinyl siding with technologies that protect it from fading.
Lastly, painting over your old vinyl siding isn’t a cheap endeavor. It can cost between $3,000 to $6,000 for a good paint job!
How to Save Money from Painting Old Siding
We use technology so our panel colors remain deep and rich-looking for life. It resists the chemical breakdown of fading from the sun’s rays, leaving you with everlasting beauty in every panel.
While painting is certainly an expense to consider, there is another insidious yet expensive issue that you’ll avoid with the vinyl exterior: wood rot.
Worry-Free from Wood Rot
Yet another common expense of wood siding is deal with wood rot. New England homes are exposed to incredible amounts of moisture, whether it’s during muggy summers or ice and snow during the winter.
When wood siding is exposed to the elements, it begins to break down from moisture damage over time. Eventually, it leads to wood rot where the siding can crumble away at the touch of a finger. The national average to repair a 170 sq. foot section of wood siding ranges from $600 to $1,200.
Since vinyl siding can’t rot, there is no expense for repair—yet another way that vinyl exterior can help you save money.
If you’re looking to save extra money on your energy bills each month, you might be surprised at how this exterior can provide an additional layer of insulation.
Enjoy Extra Energy Savings
Insulated siding panels are engineered to make your home feel warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. When you choose panels with an outstanding thickness such as 1 ½”, the panels provide additional R-Value that help reduce heating and cooling costs.
The energy savings comes from the insulated panels helping the home become more airtight and further sealing the home’s envelope. The insulation blocks air from reaching the exterior that gets trapped between your home and the siding panels. This can result in energy savings of 11% or more!
Another way that insulated siding helps with energy savings is by blanketing the wood studs of your home. Wood is naturally a good insulator but this isn’t always the case with wood studs, as they tend to lose a lot of energy. In fact, they can lose up to 25% of energy in the home!
When the wood studs are covered by insulated siding, they reduce thermal bridging and prevent energy loss through the studs. This further increases the overall R-Value of the exterior.
Increases Property Value
Not only can vinyl siding help you save money, but it can also help you make money. It can help increase your property value, help your home sell faster, and even demand a higher asking price.
If you’re not putting your home on the market, rest assured that you are still getting a significant return on investment. According to Remodeling’s 2020 Cost vs. Value, vinyl siding replacement brings an ROI of 76.6%.
Vinyl Siding Lasts for Life
Quality vinyl siding, such as the products from Coastal Windows & Exteriors, is designed to last for life. This prevents you from needing to replace your exterior every decade, which can result in tens of thousands of saved dollars over time.
It’s not too late! Get ahead of the spring rush by booking your appointment now! Click here to book an appointment for vinyl siding installation.