why-hardieplank-siding-ranks-high-roi-reportSpring is finally in the air at just a few weeks away, and Tulsa can hardly wait to enjoy the bounty and beauty that comes along with it. But blossoming trees, and chirping birds aren’t all we have to look forward to; it’s time to get outside and tackle the outdoor projects that mother nature has made impossible for the past six months.

A Home Improvement That Really Pays Off:

With winter almost behind us, we can focus our attention to the exteriors of the home. HGTV featured an article called “Which Home Improvements Pay Off” and curb appeal ranked as one of their highest priorities. “Even in hot housing markets, the old saw holds true: If people drive by your home and are not impressed they’re not going to walk inside,” says Dick Gaylord, who has sold real estate for 27 years. The experts from HGTV also say, “Curb appeal is a major reason that siding replacement ranks so highly on the Cost vs. Value report. Replacement siding offers the added value of being low maintenance, an important issue for cost-conscious buyers.”

Add Curb Appeal with New Siding:

Products like Hardieplank siding give the exterior of your home a traditional and timeless look with a deep, wood grain appearance, straighter lines and tighter seams, while providing benefits that real wood cannot offer. Hardieplank siding is engineered to stand up to harsh climates, and won’t splinter, crack, or warp like wood does. Siding comes in a wide range of styles, and doesn’t need to be sanded, scraped, and re-painted every five to ten years.

Recouping your Investment:

According to Remodeling Magazine you’re less likely to recoup your investment in a major bathroom or kitchen remodel than you are to get back what you spend on basic home maintenance improvements such as new siding. Siding replacement recouped 92.8 percent of its cost, according to the Remodeling Magazine study. The experts also believe that if you’re going to remodel your home’s interior, the exterior should reflect that. The exterior is what invites your guests, buyers, friends, and neighbors in; it’s a preview of the rest of your home’s style. Forgetting the exterior of your home is like forgetting to get dressed in the morning, no matter how beautiful you are on the inside. “When deciding what improvements to make for resale, be sure to put home maintenance, such as new siding, high on the list,” HGTV.

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