Siding in Bloomington, IL & Normal, IL

 

5 Reasons To Replace Your Siding

 
There are many reasons that people replace their siding. The number one reason is cosmetic. Other reasons include lowering maintenance, improving comfort, increasing energy savings, replacing weather damaged walls, and increasing the resale value of the home. New construction is rarely a guarantee that your siding will satisfy your needs, because in most cases, builders use low grade materials resulting in problems a few years down the road.
 
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Purchasing siding should be an easy and comfortable process, one that allows the buyer to be in control.
 
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If You Wanted To Scrape And Paint You Wouldn't Have Gone With Siding

If You Wanted To Scrape And Paint You Wouldn't Have Gone With Siding Are “maintenance-free” siding products really maintenance-free? In the world of siding, many of us are familiar with the outlandish sales talk and advertising claims that we hear and see in the media everyday.
 
The fact is, some types of siding do require paint and others can guarantee you will never have to paint again, saving you a significant amount of money, time, and hassle. Obviously, you should choose siding that is maintenance free.

Bottom Line – Replacing your siding delivers large savings in maintenance costs and convenience because some siding doesn't require the constant upkeep of scraping and new paint.
 
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Between Hard To Clean And Easy It's A Simple Choice

Ease of cleaning exposes another issue that most siding companies don't tell you or want you to know about. The truth is that siding systems require cleaning, so these products are not completely maintenance free. Moreover, some siding products are harder to clean than others.
 
Parts of our city are exposed to tough environmental conditions, such as a large number of trees. Airborne particles and/or tree sap can stick to your siding, which creates a need for frequent washing. Beware – the finish on many sidings will be destroyed if abrasive cleaners are used.

Bottom Line – If cleaning is a primary factor in your decision, then choose a siding that can be washed with little effort and without damaging the finish.
 
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Siding Keeps The Energy You Pay For INSIDE The House

After windows and doors, your walls create the highest area of energy loss. Although your walls may have adequate insulation, you are likely unaware of the insulating condition that exists under your siding. After all, imperfections and mistakes can be covered up with the siding and you will never know the difference. It is common to find large holes in exterior walls after siding has been removed.
 
Cold air leaking in through the walls of your house can cause rooms to feel drafty and uncomfortable. This is called infiltration. As cold air is coming in through the leaks, warm air is escaping through other leaks. The same is true in the summer when hot air is leaking into the house and cool air is escaping. Does this sound like your home?

From 2004 to 2008, the price of natural gas has tripled. We all know that the price will never go down. For all our modern technology, electricity is not getting any cheaper. So it's a safe bet that upgrading your existing siding to an energy efficient siding system is a sure investment. Some siding systems will be more energy efficient than others. New advanced technologies and designs have dramatically improved the performance of siding insulation options.

Bottom Line – Your choice of a siding system can have an impact on your home's energy use.
 
 
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Stop Playing With The Thermostat… Stay Comfortable With Siding

When you get right down to it new siding offers more than just saving money on your energy bills. Out of 1,000 people surveyed by the Consumer Energy Alliance, 67% of the respondents
 
said that HOME COMFORT was most important. Most people want their home to be comfortable. Don't you? On cold winter nights, do you avoid chairs near exterior walls? Do drafts chase you from room to room? When temperatures drop to the single digits, do you find comfort only under several layers of blankets? In the hot summer months, does your house seem like a sauna? Do you find yourself closing all of the blinds, turning off all of the lights – trying to keep your air conditioning unit from running 24/7?

Bottom Line – No matter if you're battling the freezing cold or the dog days of summer, you can relax and be comfortable year round if you replace your siding with an insulated siding system.
 
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Give Your Home A Face Lift… And A Lift In Value

A recent national research study examined the cost of new siding in an average-sized home. They looked at how much the new siding would add to a home's value if sold a year later.
 
This 2005 research study conducted by Remodeling magazine (a Hanley-Wood, LLC trade publication) utilized professional opinions of over 200 real estate agents and determined that in the Illinois area, new siding will add 125% of the siding to the value of the home. The benefits start immediately when you replace your siding. New siding transforms a home from ordinary to outstanding, especially if you take advantage of the many trim options available. Furthermore, new siding provides one of the best returns on investment of any home improvement project. You should never buy a siding system that is not backed by a full lifetime guarantee on the material and the performance. Read all guarantees carefully. What the large print gives, the fine print takes away.

The Bottom Line – Carefully chosen, few investments can add more value to a home than new siding. New siding adds value from every perspective. But read the fine print of the guarantees carefully to make sure you are getting the best value for your home.