Increase the Curb Appeal of Your Home with Home Exterior Sidings
Investing a couple of thousands in home renovation can elevate your living space and make it look aesthetically pleasing. But if your budget is tight and you don’t want to dump a truckload of money on renovation, you can still play smart and get the job done.
Home exterior undoubtedly plays a crucial role in adding curb appeal and valuation, but it’s not the only factor! Choosing the right durable material that helps reduce electricity costs and regulate the internal temperature is equally important.
Whether you plan to renovate your home exterior to sell it at a better price or want to increase its curb appeal, this article will provide a detailed guide about choosing the right exterior sidings for your home that will make your home look more embellishing. So without further ado, let’s get started!
A Detailed Guide About House Sidings
Sidings are among the most durable and economical materials to renovate a house’s exterior. Adding sidings to your home’s exterior does increase its curb appeal, but you need to consider certain factors like the weather, condition of your house, and your budget before picking up an option.
Although dozens of sidings are available in the market, below are the four most commonly used sidings in the US:
1. Metal Siding
Metal siding is one of the most durable siding materials. It comes in different styles, including strips, shingles, and siding panels. Aluminum and steel are two of the most commonly used metals in creating durable sidings for home exteriors and cost around $4 to $10 per square foot.
Metal siding is a good option if your area does not face regular storms and hurricanes, as metal is prone to denting, and extreme winds and harsh weather conditions can cause dents on it.
2. Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is the most durable siding option available on the market, lasting up to 50 years. It is available in various textures, colors, and styles and costs around $4 to $10 per square foot. Although vinyl siding is relatively new to other siding options, it’s become the favorite option for renovation companies and general contractors due to its low maintenance and long life.
3. Wood Siding
Wood siding adds more curb appeal than any other siding option, but it’s high maintenance and requires extensive care like paint coating (every 2,3 years) to protect it from decaying. Wood siding costs nearly $16 per square foot on average, but most contractors do not recommend using it due to its fragile nature and high maintenance costs.
4. Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is somewhat similar to wood siding in looks, but it’s highly durable and can last up to 50 years if installed properly. It adds immense curb appeal but costs around $15 per square foot, which is certainly out of budget for most people.
So now you have got a basic understanding of different siding materials and their estimated cost, you can easily decide which siding material would be perfect for your home renovation. I prefer vinyl siding as it’s economical, durable, and adds immense curb appeal to your home.