The exterior of your home makes a defining and meaningful first impression to all those who visit or pass by. A home’s siding normally covers a significant portion of the exterior, thereby giving substantial aesthetic value. Siding is also critically important for protecting a home from weather, structural damage and inflated utility bills.
A good home siding should keep its shape and color for at least 8-10 years. However, it does ultimately wear out, fade, warp, bubble, crack, break and eventually leak, which leads to other potentially expensive repairs. Poorly performing siding allows heating and cooling to escape while collecting moisture. The water can infiltrate deeply, going beyond the siding where it can percolate through wallboard and eventually the interior walls of a home.
Replacing a home’s siding with quality product not only increases the property value, but it ensures the new siding will last a substantial amount of time. Options for siding include wood, aluminum, vinyl and fiber cement, and depending on the chosen material and if installed properly, siding can now last between 10 and 50 years.
For a perfect siding design and color that’s professionally installed, please contact us today to go over the many options.
- Increases the home’s value and protects the inv
- Renovations and upgrades improves a home’s resale value.
- Enhances the exterior look and provides curb appeal.
- Stops moisture and condensation from becoming trapped within siding, which causes damage to the home’s wallboard and interior drywall.
- Helps to avoid water damage such as rot and mildew, and prevents peeling paint and loose wallpaper within the home.
- Increases savings by reducing frequent painting and energy needs by effectively controlling home temperature.
Gutters & Downspouts
Your home’s rain gutters and downspouts require regular cleaning and maintenance, and can be even more exposed than the roof itself. Properly installed gutters and downspouts should be straight, solid and not leak.
The quality of replacement gutters and downspouts are essential, and they now come in a wide variety of material including aluminum, vinyl, galvanized steel, copper and custom metal work.
Exterior home drainage systems can now be customized to be an eye-catching asset to the exterior of a home. For a modern aesthetic look, there are sleek, galvanized steel tubes or contemporary custom metal work that can be made to look like structural elements of a home. There are also ornamental and sculptural copper downspouts, and innovative rain-harvesting systems that support planters with ivy or ornamental grasses.
When choosing the gutter profile or the cross-sectional shape, it’s important to give as much consideration as you would with a new roofing material. Traditional and bungalow home styles normally have more orn
ate profiles, like the ogee gutter or K-style, which resemble decorative, classical moldings. Spanish and English Revival homes normally have a beaded, half-round gutter, which has a medieval appearance.
Overall, the purpose of gutters and downspouts are to catch water from the roof and send it away from the home, which prevents serious siding, basement and foundation damage that is expensive to repair.
If your home’s gutters and downspouts are starting to fail and you’re not sure if they should be repaired or replaced, give us a call today.