When investing in your home’s siding, if you decide only to focus on the siding first, the capping on your old windows is something that can damage easily when the old siding is removed, so you’ll have to have those old windows capped again. If you later choose to purchase new windows, you’d have to pay to have those capped as well. Obviously, you don’t want to pay to cap your windows twice. Depending on the number of windows, that could cost several hundred dollars or more.
- Cladding the entire home from the foundation to the roofline, siding easily ranks as the single most conspicuous element of the exterior.
- It’s not cheap keeping a home at a comfortable temperature year-round. In fact, heating and cooling equipment consumes more energy than most other appliances combined, accounting for more than half of the monthly utility bill in average homes.
- How long does siding last? “It’s tough to generalize,” Eldredge says. Much depends on the siding you install, and whether you’re prepared to maintain it.
“Every region faces a set of unique climate challenges that—no matter where you live—slowly but surely work to erode the integrity of your home.”