Will New Siding Increase The Value Of My Home?

One of the most effective ways to boost your home’s value is by enhancing its curb appeal. And a great way to achieve better curb appeal is by opting for siding replacement. New siding for homes in Martin County will make them look better as well as protect them from the weather elements. In the hot, humid, and damp climate we have in Florida, your siding can look much older than it is without proper maintenance. Our experts at db Home Improvements can help you decide whether your siding simply needs to be cleaned or if it’s time for siding replacement to increase your home’s value.

Biggest Advantages Of Siding Replacement

One of the top advantages of getting new house siding is the protection it provides your home. But two things must happen for this to occur. You should use the right materials and you must work with the right company to get the job done. At db Home Improvements, we use James Hardie siding for the majority of our siding replacement projects. It offers an outstanding element of beauty and it’s one of the most durable materials that can withstand the harsh weather elements Florida experiences. And when you have it installed by experienced db Home Improvements professionals, you can have confidence it will be done right the first time.

Why James Hardie Siding Is Ideal For Florida Residents

Opting for Hardie siding installation in Florida is ideal for the following reasons:

  • Unmatched curb appeal and beauty
  • 200 mile per hour wind resistance 
  • Resistant to rotting
  • Bugs can’t eat it.
  • Fire resistance
  • Prolonged lifespan
  • Increased home value

Potential home buyers want to feel confident their home is protected from the Florida weather elements. With James Hardie siding, your home will be more valuable in the eyes of buyers.

James Hardie Siding VS LP Smartside

Let’s take a look at what goes into each brand

LP SmartSide siding is made from wood fiber coated with petroleum wax. The fiber is also bonded with resin and other binders. Zinc borate is added to the material for extra protection against insects and to prevent rot.

James Hardie Siding is made from portland cement, made from iron, clay,  limestone that acts as a binder. Silica sand works as a filler; sometimes, fly ash is used, or the two can be used in varying amounts depending on climate.

Cellulose makes the siding flexible and resilient.

It stands to reason that cement and sand made by a manufacturer from the 1980s will absolutely outperform wood, wax, and mold-bug prevention.

Both siding choices’ performance is subject to the paint that covers them.  The only paintless siding option is Vinyl siding that blows off at around 110 mile per hour winds the weakest hurricane (category 2 hurricane), according to Fema 

Hardie products can have a 15-year paint cycle. LP SmartSide is engineered wood. Industry standard for engineered siding is to paint every 5- 10 years. If you have wood siding I would recommend 6 years in Martin County. Wood expands and contracts more than cement and will give the paint and caulk a workout. Once paint or caulk is slightly compromised on wood water gets driven into it with our Florida rain. During our rainy season seepage will get behind the paint and not dry once it gets in. It leaves very little evidence seepage is occurring until damage is showing. When wood siding gets wet it is normal to see the bottom edge of engineered siding flaking. Most people don’t notice flaking until the deterioration shows from the street. Warranties do not cover damage from not maintaining your siding and homeowner insurance generally does not cover wind-driven rain without wind damage.(speak with your insurance agent)  

Boost Your Curb Appeal And Your Home Value With New House Siding

Realtors love Hardie Siding for good reason, it is an easy sell. According to Family Handyman, you can recoup as much as 76% of the upfront cost, and enjoy peace of mind while you live there. ( speak with your realtor) When you’re selling your home in Martin County, getting the most value out of it is ideal. New siding replacement is one of the top ways to do so, and db Home Improvements is here to help. From the initial consultation to the final walkthrough inspection and anything in between, our team will be transparent with you throughout the process. We want to create exactly what you had in mind for your home’s exterior appearance.

db Home Improvements offers siding replacement in Martin County, Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Sewalls Point, and Jupiter Island Saint Lucie. Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation when you’re ready to enhance your home’s curb appeal and boost its value.

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