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Protecting Your Big Investment – Is Siding a Good Investment?

March 12th, 2019 BY First American Roofing

When it comes to making improvements on your home, one aspect you should always consider is how that remodel or renovation will help with your home’s value.

In terms of which projects will help bring you the best return on investment, siding is up there near the top. Nationally, you’ll see that homeowners who improve their home’s siding will get an 85% return on investment. New siding makes such a significant difference for the curb appeal of your home.

As you know, first impressions are everything. The first thing people see when touring a new home is the exterior, so it stands to reason that gorgeous, new siding would be a big selling point.

The interiors of homes are often changed quite a bit by new owners, but if you can save potential buyers time and money by updating the siding on your own, then your house may sell more quickly than if you didn’t renovate your siding at all.

So, to answer the question, yes, new siding is definitely a good investment. Now, let’s talk about some popular trends in siding, as well as some other ways you can improve the exterior of your home.

Trends

When it comes to siding trends, homeowners and builders are getting more and more creative. Not too long ago we didn’t see a ton of variation between homes’ siding, today we see much more originality and uniqueness from house to house.

Right now, one of the biggest trends you’ll find is deeper, darker colors. Blues, greens, and grays are the most popular, but you’ll see everything from dark, rich reds to warm browns. People used to consider the interior of their house the strongest point of differentiation between their neighbor’s homes and their own, but now the exteriors get a substantial amount of attention.

In fact, at a home that we recently finished the exterior, we used a custom color from LP Smartside siding called Foxpoint Gray. So, if you genuinely want to dare to be different, you can use a color that is completely unique to your home. No one else in your neighborhood, let alone in the entire state, could have that same color.

When it comes to patterns, board and batten siding is a timeless, simple, yet beautiful option to use on your home.

Other Ways to Improve Your Home’s Exterior

Siding is one of many ways to make your home look better from the curb. On that same Foxpoint Gray home, we also used cedar shake style with a white band board, with a broad white band board in between to transition the house back into the regular siding. This artistic detail helps to add some modernity and variety to the home.

In addition, we used a stone veneer around the base, which truly sets it apart from other homes. The warm colors of the stone are a perfect fit for the custom gray siding, and we couldn’t be happier with how the house turned out.

window trimming exterior
The trimming of your windows is another great way to add curb appeal to your home.

Another key feature that many homeowners forget is the overhead garage door. While it might not make or break the chances of your home being purchased in the future if you ever plan on selling, it can help bring up the overall value. Also, it’s one more characteristic that can help improve the curb appeal of your home. You can get a whole new garage door, or just paint over an old one to bring it up to date.

garage door paint
A simple paint job on the garage can make all the difference

So, if you’re deciding on updating your home’s siding, or are building one from scratch, then consider all the different colors, styles, and other details you can incorporate into the outside of your home. Not only will this help bring up the value of your home, but it will make you proud of your house.

First American Roofing and Siding: Your First Choice for Siding

Siding is one of the most important investments that you will make when it comes to your home. First American Roofing and Siding offers a range of siding products that will protect your home from the elements, as well as giving it the unique beauty and curb appeal that you want.

If you want to invest in your home, then updating your siding is one of the best ways to do it. At First American Roofing and Siding, we have an extensive range of siding products that not only help bring up that curb appeal but will also handle the elements that the midwest weather can throw your way. Learn more about the LP Smartside,JamesHardie and Everlast siding we use, as well as our vinyl siding and stone veneers.

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