Your home’s siding takes a beating from the extreme weather year-round. If you notice any damage to your siding, it’s good to repair or replace it before the winter hits. From Amplified Construction in Surrey, here are some reasons why you should repair or replace your siding this fall.
Improving your curb appeal
Worn and damaged siding can really take away from your home’s curb appeal. It can make your home appear shabby and diminish your property value. New siding can improve the overall look of your home, making your home appear more modern, clean, and new. It can add value to your home if you’re looking to sell, not to mention make your house stand out in your neighbourhood. There are many different types of siding to choose from too, so you can choose a siding and exterior look that suits your budget and style.
If your siding is in good shape, but looking shabby, it could be refreshed with a paint job. There is a range of decorative trims and other exterior finishes that can complement your upgraded painted siding. Invest in your home’s curb appeal and you’ll increase real estate value and your personal enjoyment of your home.
Keeping energy bills low
Your home’s siding acts as a protective layer for your home. It protects your home from the elements and contributes to its overall thermal performance. If your siding is damaged, cracked, or is falling off your home, it’s no longer protecting the house. Those issues can cause moisture damage and energy loss in the winter and in the summer too. The poor thermal performance will result in higher energy bills. Installing new siding, or repairing your current siding, helps keep the heat in your home.
You can also consider upgrading to rain screen cladding for improved thermal performance and moisture protection. A rain-screen cladding system uses a bearing wall, layer of insulation, and cladding material fixed to the building. It allows for ventilation through an air cavity in the system, which is essential for reducing moisture build-up. However, your load-bearing walls must be strong enough to support rain-screen cladding and it doesn’t work for every home. This is something Amplified Construction can help determine.
Taking advantage of the temperature
Fall is a great time to install siding, for a few reasons. One is that extreme temperatures aren’t ideal for siding installations. In the summer, some siding materials can expand, while in the winter, they contract. The hot or cold can cause failures with materials or adhesives, resulting in a poor installation that won’t last as long as it should. Take advantage of the milder fall temperatures, and ensure proper siding installation that will last for many years to come.
Siding Contractors in Surrey
Founded in 2018 by Niall Flannery, Amplified Construction was created in order to expand on the growing interest in high-quality building repairs and renovations. They deliver the highest levels of service, communication, and efficiency to all their customers. The company is customer-driven, and its team is experienced in many different areas of home renovation and construction.