The outside of your house is the first thing people see when they come to your home. Does it look clean and stylish, with great curb appeal? Or is your siding (or even shingles) outdated and in need of repair? Is the outside of your home a true representation of you and your family? If your home’s first impression leaves something to be desired, it’s time to consider an exterior remodel.
Decrease Your Energy Costs
Modern siding is designed to be energy efficient. That means that it can potentially reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 20%, especially if you currently have older siding or shingles. Over the 20-30 year life of your new siding, that 20% translates to significant energy savings. Your potential savings don’t stop at the walls either. Windows are also being manufactured to be more energy efficient. Like new siding, replacing your windows can also help lower your heating and cooling costs significantly.
Increase Your Home’s Value
If you’re considering selling your home in the future, an exterior remodel is a great investment. Replacing the siding on your home can increase the home’s value by up to $12,000, depending on the material. Replacing older windows with new energy efficient ones can also increase your home’s value (and many home buyers expect it). Finally, small home improvement projects, like replacing a garage door, often don’t have to cost a lot but can substantially increase your home’s value.
Limit the Amount of Maintenance
Even if you’re not planning to sell any time soon, an exterior remodel can decrease the amount of time you spend maintaining your home’s exterior. Siding never needs to be repainted like shingles, and with a power washer, the occasional cleaning is quick and easy. The new window styles that are available are easier to clean and also don’t require repainting or staining. Some even include blinds between the panes, so you can say goodbye to dusting Venetian blinds. That’s like getting a whole day of free time back right there!
Contact Your Project Loan
When you decide you’re ready to get to work, don’t let financing hold you back. We offer a vast array of loan services, just for you. You’ll never need to worry about paying too much out of pocket for your home improvement projects, and you can start working on your home improvements immediately. We also are partnered with the best dealers in the area, so you’ll be supported throughout your entire project.