You can't judge a book by its cover: a cliché that everyone has heard, but is it really true? The truth is, people do sometimes make judgments based on appearance. This is especially true when looking at real estate. First impressions matter. When shopping for a new home, a run-down house on the outside is less likely to get a look from potential buyers than a home that has curb appeal. Making sure that your house looks good from the street will bring more people inside, increasing the likelihood that your home will sell. There are many ways to improve the curb appeal of your home that can also increase the value. One great way to accomplish this goal is through the addition of vinyl siding.
Vinyl siding is an investment. It costs more money than a simple do-it-yourself project such as updating the landscaping. Depending on the size of your house, the job itself could take anywhere from one to three weeks. Unless someone in your family is incredibly handy, the installation of the siding will involve a contractor, like those from Lassiter Roofing Team.
Other projects that sellers often consider investing in to add value to a home are remodeling a kitchen or a bathroom. Vinyl siding is significantly cheaper than both of these, and has the additional benefit of catching the eye of potential buyers. The return on investment will be well worth the money you put into it.
Vinyl siding will drastically improve what your home looks like, which will draw potential buyers to it. Choose a light or neutral color of siding, since this will appeal to the largest number of people. Even if bright yellow may seem fun to you, most people will run the other way.
Not only does vinyl siding look great, but it is lower maintenance than paint. There is no scraping and repainting with vinyl siding. Vinyl siding won't peel and flake. It is also incredibly durable and will hold up in all types of conditions.
Keeping the vinyl siding looking clean and fresh is very simple to do. Rinsing it with a standard garden hose is sufficient to clean it when needed. For an extra sparkle, using a power washer with a cleaner approved for use on siding will do the job.
Vinyl siding does not rot and will not create an insect problem. However, if you had problems prior to the installation of the siding, siding will not fix the problem or make it disappear.
Vinyl siding has come a long way since its creation and can now be expected to last as long as fifty years.
When selling your home, your first goal is to draw in the buyer. The look of vinyl siding will attract people to your home. All the additional perks of the siding will benefit the buyer. By adding vinyl siding, you are getting a leg up on the sale of your home and your home's value will increase.