Is your kitchen dark and gloomy? Do you find it difficult to locate the things that you need to cook, bake or serve meals? If you are unhappy with the look or layout of your kitchen, a kitchen renovation is in order. One of the best decisions I have ever made was hiring a remodeling contractor to assist me with the renovation of my kitchen. This contractor had some great ideas for storage, organization and layout that I never would have thought of. If you are considering renovation work in your home, this blog can help you find ways that a remodeling contractor can help you make the most of the project.
If you are thinking about replacing your old wood siding, consider vinyl siding. While wooden and aluminum siding have been in use for years, vinyl siding is quickly becoming the material of choice for many homeowners. Here are some reasons why vinyl siding is becoming increasingly more favored among homeowners and how it can enhance the appearance and functionality of your home:
While your wood siding probably does a decent job of insulating your home, nothing beats vinyl for superior home insulation. Wood can contract and expand with temperature changes and air humidity, and because of this, it may not make a tight enough seal.
Conversely, vinyl siding does not expand and contract, and it also resists warping and rotting. Also, unlike wood siding, multiple layers of foam insulation can be added underneath your vinyl siding to further enhance its insulation properties. This will keep your living space cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
One of the best reasons to consider siding replacement with vinyl is that vinyl siding requires hardly any maintenance. Wood siding needs to be maintained to preserve the appearance and integrity of the material. For example, wood siding needs to be stained or painted every few years, and failure to do so may result in fading, warping or rotting.
When your home is sided with vinyl, you will only need to occasionally spray it off with your hose to loosen environmental debris to keep it looking new. If you really want to make your siding sparkle, you can clean it with hot soapy water before rinsing it with your garden hose. Maintaining wood siding can become costly over the years, but with vinyl siding, your maintenence costs are next to nothing.
Wood siding is susceptible to insect infestations, especially from termites. If termites are living under or inside your wooden siding, they can destroy the material. While termites are the most common insects that are attracted to wood siding, beetles and ants love it too.
Not only can insects damage your wood siding, they can also cause significant damage to the structure of your home as well. Insects are not attracted to vinyl, so your vinyl siding will be almost totally immune from damage or infestation from wood boring bugs.
If you want superior insulation and maintenance-free siding, and if you don't want to worry about termites, get a few estimates from remodeling contractors who can further explain the benefits of of vinyl siding replacement.