Siding replacement is one of the most cost-effective means of improving your home’s curb appeal, resale value, and energy efficiency. If it’s time to rehab your home with new siding and you’ve long desired the aesthetic charms of a log home but without the astronomical costs and maintenance concerns, you may want to consider the benefits of log-like steel siding.
The multi-patented TruLog™ steel siding system offers the contours, texture and beauty of natural logs with a rugged, maintenance-free exterior. To learn more or request a sample, give us a call at 970-646-4490; TruLog is based in Colorado, but we ship nationwide and work with installers in multiple states.
Renovating vs. Buying
Housing prices continue to rebound from the last recession, a fact that is something of a mixed blessing for those considering whether to buy a new home or renovate an existing home to meet their current needs.
As noted in the U.S. News & World Report article “Fix Up or Buy New,” the right answer for you depends on your situation. But if comparatively minor restorations—such as siding, roofing or flooring—are the most pressing needs, and your home is otherwise comfortable for you and your family, it can pay off to rehabilitate the house.
Even if you don’t plan to stay in the home long-term, installing a new quality siding like TruLog provides practical benefits and can add to the value of the home when it comes time to sell.
The Value of New Siding
Siding replacement is one of the best home improvement values for the money. It is a relatively inexpensive way to improve the appearance of a home’s exterior, and steel siding like TruLog adds durability and improves energy efficiency.
According to the National Association of Realtors, the best options for improving home value in 2014 were exterior projects, including siding replacement. This sentiment was echoed in the CNBC article “Home Improvements that Add the Most Value,” which notes that while new siding may not be as sexy a renovation as a revamped kitchen or new hardwood floors, it makes a considerable contribution to the home’s resale value.
In fact, the resale values for siding replacement are one of the few home renovations that have steadily held their worth over the past decade. Depending on a home’s location and other individual factors, midsize siding remodels can increase a home’s value by nearly 80 percent of the project’s cost.
Unlike other options such as vinyl siding, wood siding and half-log exteriors, TruLog requires no maintenance and suffers no vulnerability to cracking or buckling. TruLog’s contoured panels replicate the grain and texture of natural wood for authentic beauty, and they are backed with foam panels for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.
If you’re thinking about restoring your home with log-like siding, please contact TruLog online or call us at 970-646-4490 for more information or to request a sample. TruLog is based in Loveland, Colorado, but we ship nationwide and work with installers in multiple states including Colorado, Wyoming, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Texas.