If you’re planning to sell your home, it makes sense to do some upgrades first. Whether or not you replace your home’s siding before listing depends on several factors: your siding’s current condition, your timeline, your home’s value, the cost of the upgrades, and your cost-to-benefit analysis. Fiber cement siding replacement delivers one of the highest ROIs in home upgrades, while vinyl siding is a cost-effective option that also yields a good return. Here are some benefits if you choose to re-side your home before listing.
Three Ways Replacing Your Siding Benefits Your Home Sale
1. It Creates a Positive First Impression
The better your property looks, the more interest it will generate in the housing market.
2. It Ensures Your Home Is Well-Sealed
Nobody wants to deal with the hassles of leaky siding. A fresh siding replacement assures buyers that your home has substantial protection they can rely on. They won’t have to be concerned about the costly damages water infiltration can create — like wood rot, mold, mildew, pest infestation, health problems, and even structural damage.
3. It Builds Buyer’s Confidence
If your current siding is old and worn out and you don’t do anything about it, chances are you have moisture infiltration somewhere and don’t know it. The situation may send the wrong signal to your potential buyers. If they detect hidden problems beneath what they see on your home exterior, it will make them wonder if there are other problems with your home. Patchwork repairs stand out, leaving buyers wondering what else could be wrong.
Note: While there are benefits from re-siding, even if you are selling your home relatively soon, it ultimately depends on the market in your area and your current situation.
Why Homeowners Should Consider Replacing Their Siding
If you’re planning on selling your home in the next three to five years or sooner, it could pay off to re-side it. After all, first impressions are made in seven seconds, and a home exterior with old siding will not produce a positive response from potential buyers.
Here are some advantages to re-siding even if you’re moving in a few years:
You Won’t Risk Your Home Sale
Water seeping through your siding damages your home’s wooden frame and insulation. This will appear on a home inspection and possibly jeopardize your house’s sale. Get to the bottom of any issues before your property goes on the market.
You Get to Enjoy it in the Meantime
If you re-side your home, you’ll enjoy the renovation and should still have a substantial amount of your investment returned when you sell. You deserve to come home to a beautiful house inside and out. Siding gives your exterior a significant boost in curb appeal and it will give you joy each time you approach it.
Your Home Will be Well Protected From the Elements
Siding replacement ensures your home will be safeguarded from damaging moisture intrusion due to rain, snow, or ice storms.
You’ll Position Yourself to Receive the Best Price on Your Home Sale
New siding increases your home’s value and ensures buyers that it is well protected and no hidden problems are lurking.
Beissel Window & Siding: Your Local Siding Contractor
Before you put your Twin Cities home on the market, look at your siding to see if it looks old or if there are cracked panels, damaged elements, bubbles under it, or holes in it. If so, contact a reputable contractor (like us!) and have your siding inspected.
At Beissel Window and Siding, we know that having moisture and water in your home where it shouldn’t be means problems down the road. That’s why we go the extra mile when sealing under your siding. Even though this costs us more money upfront, we would rather do that to save you from leaks or issues in the future.
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