As homeowners, we all take pride in the way our home looks both on the inside and on the outside. There are many improvements we can make to our home from replacing old doors and windows to installing a new roof, but few deliver more benefits than the new siding, as it is one of your home’s first defenses against the elements…and usually the most impactful. The team at RIHI wanted to share our thoughts on a few of the benefits of installing new siding.

Appearance

Every homeowner wants their home to look its best and the right siding can keep your home looking great for many years. Today’s siding products offer a wide variety of colors and textures, and many are made to resist fading and color degradation from the sun’s harmful UV rays. With so many options available to New England homeowners, you’re sure to find something that will reflect your personal taste and style.

Energy Efficiency

Siding also works to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. In the summer, the right siding can shade your home by deflecting solar heat gain, which will help your HVAC system maintain a more constant and comfortable temperature in your home. In the winter, again the insulative qualities of today’s siding, like RIHI’s Protec Composite Siding, will keep your home warmer during the harsh New England Winters.

Protection and Durability

Vinyl siding became the most popular choice because of its incredible durability and weather resistance. Vinyl siding is impervious to rot, and although it can build up mildew in shady areas, it is generally resistant to all kinds of water damage. It’s also important to remember that most vinyl siding is rated to withstand hurricane-force winds, as well as damage from hail and falling branches. You’ll also find that many options also have significant warranties to give you added peace of mind for many years.

Increased Value

Installation of new siding will add a nice boost to your home’s value too. Whether you’re selling your home now or in the future, many home buyers will appreciate the beauty, low-maintenance, energy efficient, and durable qualities of new vinyl siding. And even if selling isn’t on your mind, would it be great for your family to enjoy all those great qualities that make your home more beautiful and enjoyable?

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