Your home’s siding is essential in keeping your family safe, comfortable, and dry. It protects your property from the sun, wind, rain, snow, and other harsh weather conditions. Older siding materials may not be able to offer the protection your home and family need. If your siding has seen better days, you may wonder if replacement siding is worth the expense.
Replacing your old siding is important for several reasons beyond appearance. Old siding can often conceal problems that, if not discovered and repaired in time, can cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair. There are many benefits to upgrading your home with new siding. Here are five significant benefits to consider:
1. Improved Curb Appeal
When remodeling your home with new upscale siding, you can completely change the look of your home. You can choose from numerous colors, styles, textures, trim, and accents to give your home added curb appeal. High-quality fiber cement siding installed by experienced professionals will dramatically improve your home’s appearance while providing better protection against the elements.
2. Return on Investment
One of the practical benefits of new siding is that it is an investment in your home that pays you back. Replacement siding offers one of the best investment returns for home remodeling projects. You will enjoy your new siding now, and if you sell your home in the future, your home will have increased in value. Homeowners in the Kansas City area can expect to recoup around 68% of the cost of new siding when it’s time to sell their homes.
3. Increased Energy Efficiency
Professional siding installers can add house wrap and more insulation to make a noticeable and often dramatic energy efficiency improvement. Professional siding installers will also inspect for problem areas that allow air leakage and properly seal these areas to keep the warm air in during the colder months and the cool air inside during warmer months. Less energy usage will decrease your home’s energy costs and make your home more comfortable year-round.
4. Structural Integrity
Aging siding can cause moisture to seep into the walls of your home, causing costly damage before it becomes noticeable. Damage caused by water, mold, rot, and insects can compromise your home’s structural integrity and be expensive to repair. Replacing your old siding allows for your home to be inspected for issues that not only cause exterior damage but can also lead to interior damage to your home.
5. Less Maintenance
Remodeling by adding high-quality new siding to your home can also reduce the time and labor required to keep your siding mold-free and beautiful. Fiber cement siding options are both aesthetically pleasing and require little maintenance. When you work with a reputable siding expert, they can recommend options that work best for your home’s architectural style and are easy to maintain.
Why Choose James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding?
When you replace your old siding with a high-quality fiber cement product, your home will be transformed from old and outdated into your dream home. The name known for high-quality fiber cement siding is James Hardie. James Hardie makes the world’s highest-performance fiber cement siding, trim, and backer board. With a distinctive, natural wood look, and numerous color and style choices, James Hardie siding is an investment in your home that few remodeling projects can match in terms of performance, durability, and beauty. You’ll also feel secure knowing that James Hardie backs their siding with a 30-year warranty.
High-Quality Installers Make the Difference!
Hiring a reputable and qualified installer is essential when it’s time to replace your siding. At Monarch Exteriors KC, we train our installers every year with the James Hardie installation team to ensure that they utilize best practices. Our crews know to slow down and take a little extra time to ensure the material doesn’t get scratched or damaged during installation and to have rubber guards on the ladders to prevent damage to the siding. The little things make a big difference, and if your contractor isn’t going to be on-site all day, the crew must be properly trained in all aspects of installation and proper painting techniques.
Contact the James Hardie Siding Experts at Monarch Exteriors KC
Monarch Exteriors KC is a fully licensed and insured company with over nine years of experience working directly for Jame Hardie. Our installers are dedicated craftsmen who undergo yearly training to stay informed on the latest installation techniques and requirements. For more information or to schedule a free estimate, call Monarch Exteriors KC at (816) 323-5427 or contact us online.