Is it time to have your home weatherized? If you live in an older home, you may be looking for the best type of roofing. It’s also possible that you’re planning to have your windows, doors, and siding repaired or replaced. When you consult with a commercial construction company and remodeling service, they will be able to discuss your options and make recommendations. In the meantime, you may want to familiarize yourself with these and other types of home improvement projects.
Roof Replacement Recommendations
Were you planning to have a new roof installed on top of your old one? According to experts, it’s important to remove the old roof before a new one is installed. Otherwise, the lifespan of the new roof will be reduced by up to 20%.
Since it doesn’t make financial sense to decrease the lifespan of your new roof, especially when you purchase the best type of roofing, you’ll want to discuss this further with your contractor. When you have the best type of roofing installed, it will last for years to come.
Window Replacement Recommendations
Do you currently have single-paned windows throughout your house? If your home was built prior to the mid-1990s, it’s likely that you do. You may have noticed that these types of windows are not energy-efficient. In fact, the average single-paned windows allow warm air out and cold air in, which greatly reduces the comfort level of your home and increases your energy usage and utility bills.
When you replace standard single-paned windows with their energy-efficient counterparts, you can potentially lower your energy bills by seven percent to 15%, as reported by energystar.gov. This is because the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy Star Program have set specific standards for energy efficiency.
If you’re upgrading your house to put it on the market, it’s also important to note that window replacements can make a difference. Recent information shows that once your home is sold, you will usually be able to receive a 73% to a 77% return on your investment.
Door Replacement Recommendations
When you live in an area with inclement weather, having energy efficient windows and doors makes a difference. If your existing door is a bit drafty or isn’t holding up well to the wind, you may want to consider having steel doors installed. Just as with installing energy-efficient windows, when you have a steel door replacement, you can also receive a sold return on your investment. Recent data shows that the average return for having this taken care of can be 97.2%.
Siding Replacement Recommendations
What type of siding do you currently have on your home? Many homeowners choose vinyl siding because it is low-maintenance and does’t need to be painted. When it is properly maintained, vinyl siding will usually last an average of 40 years before needing to be replaced. If you’ve recently moved into a fixer-upper home with siding that is old and worn, replacing it with a mid-range vinyl siding can potentially bring you an 81.65% return on your investment.
It’s not surprising, however, that 15% of the new homes being constructed have composite siding. In addition to being more economical than hardwood siding, when composite siding is painted, these paint jobs will usually last an average of 15 to 20 years.
In case you’re not familiar with composite siding, it is made with fiber cement. Basically, this is a combination of wood pulp and cement, which has several benefits. In addition to having the strength of masonry, composite siding requires minimal upkeep. Furthermore, it won’t rot or attract termites. What’s more is that it is also fire-proof and won’t be affected by the cold or wind. Another important benefit is its versatile appearance. It can be painted to appear like wood clapboards, shingles, stone, or brick.
Contact a Commercial Contractor for More Recommendations
While your home may only need a few minor repairs or upgrades, it makes sense to have a thorough home inspection. Since you want the best type of roofing, window, doors, and siding for your home, it makes sense to consider any recommendations made by your commercial contractor and remodeling service.