If you’re struggling to sell your home then it’s a good idea to step into the buyer’s shoes and to see where your home could need improving. Whilst many of us automatically spruce up the inside of our homes ready for potential buyers, we forget about the exterior of the house.
This is a big mistake as the outside of the house is the first thing people see. The picture of your house from the front will be the first online image and it will either make a buyer carry on scrolling or they’ll stop and look at more images if it looks great.
Ensuring the exterior siding for your home is in tip-top condition will not only boost the curb appeal of your property, but it will also boost the value of your property in the process too. Plus, even if you are not planning on moving elsewhere, you want your home to look great, right?
One of the key decisions you need to make when investing in siding for your house is the type of material to go for.
Read on to discover more about the different types of siding for your home.
Let’s begin with synthetic stone. Synthetic stone is a mixture of aggregate, sand, and cement. It gives you the look of real stone for minimal expenditure. It is also resistant to insects and fire as well as being easy to install because it is lightweight.
Engineered wood siding
This is a material that is made with exterior-grade resins and wood fibres. It can withstand extreme weather conditions, as well as being strong and tough. It is easy to work with and as a bonus it’s resistant to insects. Plus, you can save a good chunk of money when compared with real wood siding.
Another option is fibre cement. This material is low maintenance and provides excellent stability. It is made from a mixture of sand, clay, cement and wood pulp. It is also resistant to rotting, termites, and fire. Any paint that is applied will really hold up on this type of material.
Wood boasts a beautiful appearance and it is easy to shape and cut. It is a warm material that has a stunning, natural charm. If you want to give your home a rustic and traditional style, this is a great choice.
Last but not least, we have vinyl, which comes in a huge selection of textures and colours. This is a material that requires little to no maintenance because any dirt will simply wipe off with ease. Not only this, but vinyl is one of the lower cost options on the market and it hardly ever needs repainting, so you will save money during the siding’s lifespan too.
In regards to choosing the right siding for your house, it’s not just about choosing the look you like most or the siding that suits your budget best. There are also other things to consider like the weather and the wildlife. For example, you might need to look into seagull control if you live in an area with lots of seagulls - these birds can cause mayhem and could ruin your new siding and reduce its lifespan. Do a little research to ensure you are choosing the most appropriate material for your location and your house.
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