Tuesday, February 2, 2016
With spring on the horizon, now is a good time to start thinking about home exterior improvements. Vicki Payne of the PBS series "For Your Home" has provided some helpful tips on improving a home's exterior.
Check for water damage
After a long, hard New England winter a home will have been pelted with ice, snow and water. Over time, materials like cement, wood or fiber can swell, crack, peel, pit or fade. Since vinyl siding is PVC-based, it won't absorb water. The "rainscreening" design keeps water from getting behind the cladding, allowing the home to stay dry.
Touch up paint jobs
After a few seasons, many homeowners will want to repaint their exteriors to give them that fresh look. Wood and fiber cement siding in particular will need a new coat of paint every few years at least. However, vinyl siding looks good as new for many years. Vinyl siding also includes a wide array of colors to choose from. Consider colors that match your home's architectural style.
Slash energy bills
It may not be instantly noticeable from the outside, but innovations in insulation can dramatically cut down on energy bills. Energy efficient homes are quickly becoming more popular among home buyers because of the financial benefits and the improved comfort. Vinyl siding, in addition to looking brand new for many years and requiring very little maintenance, can also insulate your home and keep your energy bills low all year long.
At Mercury Excelum, we provide vinyl siding and other products to make homes beautiful, comfortable and low maintenance all year long. Contact us for a catalog of our high-quality exterior home products.