The nice thing about owning a home is you’ve always got an opportunity to improve it. There’s a special joy that comes from making your property more distinctively yours, reflective of your personal style and preferences. When it comes to your home’s exterior, there are at least three components to consider: the siding, the windows, and the doors.
Having new siding installed is one of the most popular Woburn home improvements. You’ve got options when it comes to your home’s exterior, including vinyl siding and wood siding. Vinyl siding is available in a variety of colors and designs, including the very traditional horizontal vinyl siding and vertical vinyl siding in a batten board configuration, which is very popular in the North Shore area. Wooden siding is also available in a variety of widths and finishes, and can be painted or stained any color.
Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Siding
Today’s vinyl siding can last for decades without sagging or fading, but that wasn’t true for vinyl siding manufactured many years ago. If you’re not sure it’s time to replace your siding, do a visual inspection of your home.
Try to consider it from the perspective of someone who’s never seen your home before – as if you were a new visitor or even a potential home buyer. With these ‘fresh eyes’ it is sometimes easier to notice where the color has faded; where the siding may be sagging, split or warped; and places where the siding has been damaged by the weather.
Realistically, vinyl siding that is older than 15 years old is a candidate for replacement. This is especially true if the vinyl siding isn’t of the best quality or if it wasn’t installed properly.
Another factor to consider is if you’re pleased with the appearance of your home. If you don’t like the color, feel like the style doesn’t reflect your family’s personality appropriately, or feel like there’s a mismatch between your home’s design and appearance, upgrading the siding can make sense.