Siding is defined as a protective covering on the exterior of your walls. It acts as the first line of defense for your home against the sun, heavy snow, rain and wind. Siding helps to keep the temperature inside your house suitable for you and your family.
There are various methods and materials used for siding, and even a small amount of damage to your siding can allow moisture to leak in, or for heat and A/C to leak out. Having the right kind of siding protects your home from inclement weather and makes your house look good.
What are the benefits of siding?
Siding on your home is both functional and appealing to the eye. It’s very important to inspect your siding every 5-10 years for possible signs of damage. Read on for an in-depth look at the different benefits of having functional siding on your home.
Increases the appeal of the home
It’s important that your home not only be comfortable, but that it looks how you want it. Nowadays, siding comes in so many different colors, textures, and designs, it seems there’s no limit to the number of choices for how your house can look. Siding also adds an aesthetic appeal for potential buyers. They are attracted to the fact that there is no need to constantly repaint their new home.
Repairing small damages and flaws in your siding, or upgrading your home to have siding, could save you money in the long-run. Damaged siding can allow water to seep in, which can cause major structural damage to your home if it goes unnoticed. Structural damage repairs are not cheap, the money you spend on keeping your siding up-to-date and in good repair could save you thousands by avoiding serious damage.
Increases Energy Efficiency
Keeping your home a comfortable temperature in Maryland’s cold winters and cool in the humid summers isn’t cheap. Adding siding to your home, or repairing damaged siding, can help keep your energy costs down. Siding acts as an added layer of insulation on your home, helping to keep the elements out and the temperature inside set where you want it.
How much does it cost to replace siding in Maryland?
Whenever you undertake home repairs, one of the main concerns is how much the project is going to cost, especially when it’s not a DIY project. The cost of the project usually depends on the type of materials you choose and the amount of materials required. Below are some examples of possible pricing for the cost of certain materials.
|Vinyl Siding||Aluminum Siding||Wood|
|$2 – $7 per sq. ft.||$3.50 – $4.75 per sq. ft.||$3.25 – $15.75 per sq. ft.|
The cost of your siding project will vary due to other materials like fascia, soffits, trim, and crown molding as well. There is also usually a $500-$1000 extra cost for the removal of the old siding. You also have to take into consideration the different cost of house wraps vs insulation, etc.
Can you pressure wash siding?
Yes, you can use a pressure washer to clean your siding, so long as you know how to handle it properly. Improper handling of the pressure washer can lead to damaged siding. Maintaining your siding is important, to make sure it lasts as long as it can. There are professional services that will come out and regularly clean your siding for you.
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