Most homeowners don’t want to invest the time or money in getting their house painted or changing the siding before selling the home. But in some cases, usually when sellers are trying to sell older homes that have seen better days, it’s really the best way to get buyers to notice the home. Buyers won’t be attracted to homes that have old, faded, cracked or peeling siding. So even though it can mean a bit of a financial investment changing the siding of a home can increase the interest in a home. It also can bring in a higher price for the seller because most buyers consider new siding to be a very attractive feature in the home. When they buy a house with new siding they know that they won’t have to replace the siding for many years to come and some buyers are willing to pay a premium for that.
So, for sellers that are willing to invest in new siding for their homes, there are some affordable and beautiful new siding options that are worth looking into like:
Steel Log Siding
Steel log siding is a beautiful exterior finish that makes a home look like a log cabin or cottage. It gives a home the gorgeous look of wood but because the siding is made of steel it doesn’t have any of the drawbacks of wood siding. It’s strong enough to withstand the worst winter weather without damage and it never has to be painted or sealed. It doesn’t even need to be washed. The homeowners can just rinse it off with a garden hose to clean it once a year. There are many natural wood colors available so that homeowners are sure to find a shade that fits the design of the home and the neighborhood.
Fibre Cement Siding
Fibre cement siding is another exterior finish that has the look of wood without the drawbacks of wood. It’s fire-resistant, which is very important. And it also is resistant to mold, fungus, and pests and insects. It won’t warp or bend or peel either. Fibre cement siding is a gorgeous upgrade for older homes because it can be used to mimic the look of older vintage homes and Craftsman homes. There are many great color choices that can be used alone for a cohesive look or combined to create a beautiful faux Victorian look. Homebuyers that want the charm and rustic warmth of a vintage home without the hassles and upkeep will flock to put offers on homes that have innovative fiber cement siding. If you are working with a seller that is trying to make an older home more attractive to buyers replacing the current siding with fiber cement siding is a great way to catch the attention of buyers.
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