While most people that choose to start home renovations don’t typically do so in the winter time, it does make a great time to start planning for said renovations. Even more so for those who plan to sell their home in the near future. Renovating your home can actually return 49.5% of your investment according to MSN Real Estate’s Marilyn Lewis. Upgrading or replacing your siding with improved, higher quality material can increase that return even more.
Choosing Fiber Cement Siding
Choosing fiber cement siding in place of traditional siding is a great place to start. Siding alone can return 73%, on average, of your investment. If you’re considering renovations then you should really consider upgrading your current, most likely out-dated siding, to higher-end fiber cement siding.
What is fiber cement siding? It consists of cement, sand, and cellulose that mock many wood qualities. Why wood? It’s durable and flexible. However, moisture damage typically occurs in wood and when you consider the harsh Colorado winters, it’s definitely something you need to consider if you’re considering wood siding. On the other hand, fiber cement siding actually provides a higher resistance to moisture, in addition to enhanced durability and less maintenance requirements. If you live in the Colorado Springs area consider a reliable, trustworthy siding contractor to handle your siding needs, like the siding experts at Siding Pro.
Fiber Cement Siding Brings Energy Savings
In addition to the enhanced durability of fiber cement siding, you will also enjoy the savings on energy costs. How much savings? As much as 30%! Also, as of 2013, Remodeling Magazine states that quality fiber cement siding can return up to $9,190 for Colorado residents. So, when you consider these facts with the lower maintenance, you will see that it’s one of the best deals in terms of siding options. It also offers more protection for your home than other traditional siding options.
Nonetheless, fiber cement siding isn’t something you want to install on your own. A exterior remodeling professional will be needed if you want the siding to be fully effective. Doing it yourself or with the help of a non-professional could result in faster damage or problems with your siding, especially when the heavy snow and rain seasons hit. Obviously your geographical region and local weather plays a significant role in the ideal siding for your home, so consider any additional finishes or applications that may be required to maximize the siding’s effectiveness. Your professional siding company or installer will be able to help you determine how to increase the effectiveness. Our professional siding contractors here at Siding Pro would be more than happy to assist you and asses your home to find the siding that best suits your needs.