When considering all of the options you have for your home's exterior, it's important to think about how the choice you make will affect your home's valuation. After all, the exterior material is the first thing any potential home buyer will notice about your house. You might have the most stylistic and well designed interior to your home, but if the exterior is a mess, no one will bother to look inside. So, will purchasing vinyl siding increase my home's value?
Vinyl Installation Is Important
The key to increasing your home's value with vinyl siding is to make sure you have the material installed correctly. It's important to hire a contractor who knows exactly how to install the siding. Make sure the fasteners are set to the correct depth so that the vinyl has room to expand and contract as the weather changes. If the fasteners aren't at the correct depth, the panels could snag on the fasteners and come loose.
Another key to the installation is the trim work around windows and doors. Without proper installation in the trim work, the entire project will look amateurish, and that will lead to your home's value not being as great as it could be at the time you plan to sell it. Trim work is really tricky, so, if you're planning to do the remainder of the installation of the vinyl siding yourself, consider hiring a contractor to at least do the trim work.
Although you can save some money by installing the vinyl siding on your home yourself, this probably isn't a project you'll want to tackle unless you have some experience. You should have quite a few contractors in your area who can perform this type or work for you. Make sure you receive plenty of bids for the work, usually by visiting a Web site that specializes in making the connection between contractors and homeowners. Once you have some bids in hand, make sure you take the time to request references from any contractors you are considering hiring.
Increasing Your Home's Value
One of the reasons you will see an increased value from vinyl siding is because this type of material is going to last a long time. Vinyl siding is an extremely tough material, and it can withstand many types of tough weather conditions without suffering damage. It doesn't suffer from rot, as can wooden siding when it isn't cared for correctly. And it doesn't fade from a lot of sun exposure, All of these things make vinyl siding a good value for using on your home, as you won't have to undergo the expense of replacing it any time soon.
As home buyers consider houses for purchase, those homes that have a new vinyl siding installation are going to catch their eye, because they know that they won't have an added expense in a few years of having to paint or stain the wooden siding on the home. They also know that the vinyl will last a long time. Home buyers are likely to give you closer to your asking price for your home if it has a good vinyl siding installation.
A good vinyl siding installation can increase your home's value for quite a few reasons. Primarily, though, it comes down to two things. First, the vinyl siding will give your home a clean look, which means that it will catch the eye of home buyers. Second, because of the way the vinyl siding will last a long time, they'll be more likely to offer full value for your home.