The Surprising Benefits of New Siding

When homeowners consider installing new siding, it’s often for one or more of a few obvious reasons. Some want to change the look of their home’s exterior, opting for a new color or style. Others want to boost curb appeal and increase the value of their homes. Many need to replace visibly worn or damaged siding. But besides these more aesthetic benefits, there are a number of unexpected advantages to re-siding your home.

before and after new siding

  1. Energy savings: while are types of siding that may offer a degree of insulating properties, in general, so-called energy-efficient siding such as insulated vinyl doesn’t actually offer much in the way of efficiency. However, the most convenient and cost-effective time to add insulation to the exteriors walls of your home is during a re-siding job. The key is to put the insulating products behind the siding rather than rely on the siding itself to make a measurable impact that can pay for itself in just a few years. Installing rigid-foam insulation and a home wrap product on your home’s exterior can make your living space more comfortable and save money on heating and cooling costs.
  2. Money savings: In addition to adding energy-efficient products behind your siding, you can also boost your home’s efficiency even more by adding new windows and/or roofing to your home at the same time. What’s more, you’ll also spend less money by doing the work all at once because we only visit your home once and spend less time there doing the jobs together versus coming out on several separate occasions. Plus, you’ll benefit from less disruption to your home and routine, and you’ll get to enjoy seeing your home totally transformed and looking brand-new again. Worried about cost? Relax–we offer flexible financing options to help you make your dreams a reality today!
  3. Less work: Many types of new siding are virtually maintenance-free or have very low maintenance requirements. Instead of repainting your entire wood-sided home every few years, upgrade to vinyl or Hardie siding and you’ll get to spend more time simply enjoying your home.
  4. Peace of mind: Installing new siding gives you the chance to block air leaks or add new flashing to better protect your home from moisture. Newer siding technologies offer also better protection for your home, and some types of siding, such as HardiePlank®, are specifically engineered for various climates, called HardieZones®. And while vinyl siding can melt in the heat (so keep that grill far from your exterior walls), HardiePlank even offer fire protection as an added safety benefit. In addition, many of latest siding options are more durable than ever, keeping your home looking newer for much longer.

So whether you’re looking to add energy-efficient siding options, gain aesthetic or financial benefits, increase your peace of mind, or simply spend more time enjoying your home, there are many amazing benefits of new siding. Ready to explore your options? We can help! Not only is our company, George J. Keller & Sons, certified by the Vinyl Siding Institute, we are also CertainTeed 5-Star contractors and certified James Hardie® installers. Give us a call today at 973-927-0963 for a free, no-obligation consultation!