Do you want to increase the curb appeal of your home, but aren’t sure where to start? While new vinyl siding might not be as glamorous as landscaping, it is something homebuyers (and your neighbors) will greatly appreciate. If you’re ready to take the next step, we recommend you consult with a home siding supply company to find the right home construction products.
In this blog post, we will go over why installing new vinyl siding is a solid strategy for improving curb appeal.
No Mold and Mildew Spots
Mold and mildew will show up on your vinyl siding as gray, white, or black spots. Since Michigan is well known for its high humidity, you’ll want to inspect your siding for mold and mildew a few times a year. If caught early, mold and mildew can be power washed away. However, you’ll notice that most mold and mildew grows in the cracks in your siding that are either difficult or impossible to clean.
You’ll need to replace your siding as soon as possible if the mold issue is widespread. A knowledgeable house siding supply company will be able to help you find the right siding for your home. Replacing the siding will be better for you and your family’s health since you won’t be breathing in mold spores. Your house will also look better from the road.
No Vinyl Siding Damage
If your exterior siding is damaged, you may have a hard time trying to sell your home. Many homeowners install new siding after it has been damaged by hail, UV rays, trapped moisture, or wildlife. Once house siding has been damaged, it can allow moisture to seep in and cause further damage. It can also decrease your home’s curb appeal so prospective homebuyers pass over your house in favor of a house that’s been better maintained.
No Faded Vinyl Siding
Did you know that the UV rays from the sun can cause your siding to fade over time? While this may seem like a purely cosmetic issue, it can also decrease the structural stability of your home’s siding. When you first notice faded siding, you’ll want to start looking at new siding products offered by a building supply company. New siding will be more durable and help improve the appearance of your home from the road.
New Color Scheme
If it’s been a long time since the color of your exterior siding was in style, you may want to consider replacement or painting the siding a modern color. If the siding is damaged, this is just one more reason to invest in home siding installation.
To pick out a modern color for your new siding, we recommend driving around your neighborhood to get ideas. Since most houses in a neighborhood were built around the same time, they often share similar designs and color schemes. You’ll also need to consider the rest of your home’s exterior design and color scheme. For example, dark blue siding gives your home a classic aesthetic when paired with white trim.
Eikenhout is a building supply company that is dedicated to helping homeowners and contractors find high-quality building products for their next project. If you are interested in our inventory of residential and commercial building supplies, please feel free to call any of our nine Michigan locations.