Getting the Best Bang for your Buck
When it comes to home improvement and renovations, we often find ourselves asking, “Is this really worth it?” or “Is this really going to make a difference?” Sometimes the cheaper option can be really appealing, and can in many circumstances give you the best bang for your buck. For example, an off-brand washing machine can wash your clothes just as well as more expensive, name-brand laundry machine. It’s likely to last just as long, too! The most expensive option is not always the smartest option. In other situations, the money you put into improving your home is directly related to what you’re getting out of it. When it’s time to give your home a makeover, it’s important to consider your options, and the potential size of return on your investment.
Siding is no exception to this. Siding is one of the most common subjects of home improvement, as the exterior of your home is vital for several reasons. Primarily, siding protects the structure of your home from the elements – weather, pests, and flame to name a few. Also, your home’s exterior is one of the first things people see when looking at where you live. Siding is representative of your personality and the pride that you take in maintaining a beautiful abode. So is the material of your siding something that you can skimp on? Probably not.
Vinyl or Wood?
When choosing new siding for your house, you have a few options. Many opt for vinyl siding, as it’s cheap in cost and easy to clean. Others opt for the more classic wood-based siding, which gives your home a beautiful, rustic look. However, you have to weigh the consequences of choosing these options. Vinyl siding, for example, will easily melt or burn when exposed to fire – not the safest option. Vinyl can also be damaged by cold weather and debris. Wood on the other hand is highly susceptible to rotting when exposed to moisture, and is also subject to decay and pests. The best bet for renovating your siding is called Hardie Plank. Hardie Plank siding is a material that’s only offered by Blue Ridge Exteriors in Virginia. This type of siding provides the homeowner with flame, pest, and weather resistance, as well as paint durability. Although Hardie Plank might not be the cheapest option for siding, its long lifespan and high level of protection for your home makes it one of the best home improvement investments. When it comes to replacing the siding of your home, you don’t want to have to replace it for years to come!