The siding on your home is a perfect example of form and function. Durable siding protects the home from the elements, repels pests, and can help with energy efficiency. How your siding looks also plays a major part in the overall curb appeal of your home. If your siding has seen better days, you may be considering a replacement–but does new siding increase the value of your home?
After all, your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make, so you want to make sure you protect its value. The good news is that new siding is one of the best things you can do in terms of ROI (return on investment). According to a cost vs value report, installing fiber cement siding has the third-highest resale value when it comes to the most common renovations in the Portland area.
Does New Siding Increase Home Value?
Your home is not only a place of comfort and shelter but also a significant financial investment. Here are a few reasons why new siding with James Hardie materials helps raise the value of your home:
- Low Maintenance
- Boost Curb Appeal
- Energy Efficiency
Siding is the first line of defense against the elements, shielding your home from rain, snow, wind, and whatever havoc Mother Nature decides to dish out. Over time, exposure to these elements can cause significant damage to your existing siding, leading to leaks that can cause a lot of water damage to the inside of your home.
Investing in new, high-quality siding ensures that your home remains protected against moisture, rot, and other issues. James Hardie products are also fire resistant, and with the warmer temperatures lasting for longer periods of time, fires are becoming more commonplace. Fiber cement siding adds that extra layer of safety, both for your home and your family.
Fiber cement siding products from James Hardie won’t rot or warp like wood and won’t warp or dent like aluminum or vinyl siding. It also resists infestation by insects and other pests. This means you don’t have to worry about little bug burrows that allow moisture to get behind the siding or other animals looking for ways to get inside the home.
With proper maintenance, your siding can last up to 50 years–making this investment a true “set it and forget it” decision. You no longer have to worry about chipped paint, little dents from wind-blown debris, warping that can loosen siding, and other issues that happen with other materials.
Speaking of maintenance, James Hardie siding and other products are as low-maintenance as it gets. Other siding materials often require regular maintenance and repairs, including scraping, painting, or dealing with issues like rot and pest infestations. By installing new siding, you can choose low-maintenance materials that are durable and resistant to common problems.
In most cases, all you need to clean your siding is a garden hose a few times a year or after particularly stormy events that kick up mud on the lower rows. This reduced maintenance not only saves you time and effort but also adds value to your home by presenting a well-maintained appearance to prospective buyers.
Improved Curb Appeal
Your home exterior is the first thing potential buyers or passersby see, and worn-out or outdated siding can detract from its overall attractiveness. By replacing your siding, you can transform your home’s appearance immediately, giving it a fresh and modern look that instantly captures attention.
Increased curb appeal can generate more interest from potential buyers and significantly improve your home’s market value. And with the variety of different options available from James Hardie, you can turn your home into a real showstopper. Or stick with the traditional siding that your home or neighborhood requires while retaining all of the durability and protection fiber cement provides.
The best way to increase the overall value of your home is to choose products that actually save you money over the years. Over time, wood siding can deteriorate, leading to gaps and cracks that allow drafts and air leakage. This can result in higher energy bills as your heating and cooling systems work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature.
James Hardie siding is also five times thicker than vinyl, providing better insulative properties. Not only will this improve your home’s comfort levels, but it will also appeal to environmentally-conscious buyers who prioritize energy-efficient homes.
Does New Siding Increase Home Value? Only With Professional Installation
As a siding contractor with more than two decades of experience, we know the incredible impact new siding can have on a home’s value. By enhancing curb appeal, increasing energy efficiency, reducing maintenance requirements, and providing added protection, new siding improves not only the aesthetics but also the functionality and overall desirability of your home.
Whether you plan to sell your home in the near future or simply want to enjoy the benefits of a beautiful and valuable property, new siding is an investment that pays off in numerous ways. However, as with any home improvement project, the materials are only as good as the people installing them.
Joseph Ketner Construction is a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor for siding installation, meaning we meet or exceed rigorous specifications when installing their siding. And with a 98% recommendation rating from our customers, you can rest easy knowing your home is in expert hands. Reach out today to see how we can make your home more valuable and look great doing so.