Your home’s siding plays a large role in determining its curb appeal and resale value. Your siding, the largest part of your exterior, can spell the difference between a clean aesthetic and a shoddy facade. Exterior Building Solutions, one of the top roofing contractors in the state, recommends you take the following steps before residing your home.
Look to Other Homes for Inspiration
It’s good practice to look at photos of homes to get a grasp on how siding will look like once it’s installed, but it’s better to see it up close in real life. There’s always a possibility the photos you’re looking at were photoshopped or fine-tuned.
Instead of looking at photos, residential roofing service contractors recommend taking a drive around the neighborhood to get some inspiration from nearby houses and neighborhoods.
See How a Type of Siding Fits Into the Wider Aesthetic
Apart from allowing you to see the actual aesthetic appeal of the siding on the houses, a quick drive can also give you an idea on how to better integrate your home’s aesthetics into the neighborhood’s wider design style. Remember that your home’s curb appeal and resale value are partly determined by how it complements neighboring houses. For example, you wouldn’t want to install bright red vinyl siding in a neighborhood that predominantly features neutral colors or wooden siding.
We also recommend you take a drive at different times of the day; doing so will allow you to see what a type of siding looks like when exposed to varying degrees of sunlight.
Choose a Qualified Contractor
Once you have the timeline and budget for your residing project ready, it’s time to look for a qualified contractor. Check a contractor’s online reviews as well as how long they’ve been in business to gauge the level of their expertise.
Exterior Building Solutions is a family-owned and -operated company with more than a decade’s worth of experience. We also offer commercial roof installation services. To get a free estimate, call (314) 729-7663, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in St Louis, MO.