As Orlando’s premier home exterior remodeling company since 1985, the team
at Home Makeover Systems has spoken with thousands of local homeowners over the
last three decades—many of whom first approached us with questions about siding.
If you’ve been feeling dissatisfied with your Orlando siding installation but aren’t sure what
to do about it, check out our brief list of siding FAQs below!
As Orlando’s premier home exterior remodeling company since 1985, the team at Home Makeover Systems has spoken with thousands of local homeowners over the last three decades—many of whom first approached us with questions about siding. If you’ve been feeling dissatisfied with your Orlando siding installation but aren’t sure what to do about it, check out our brief list of siding FAQs below!
1. When should I replace my siding?
This is one of the most common questions we see, since no one wants to spend money on a siding installation that isn’t really necessary. Here are a few common signs that you may benefit from a siding replacement:
· Loose or sagging panels
· Visible rot
· Mold or mildew growth
· Bubbled or peeling surfaces
· Sudden increase in energy bills
It’s important to note that not all Orlando homes in need of siding replacement will show such obvious signs, however. If you’re on the fence about the performance of your siding, it’s always best to get a second opinion from a professional exterior siding company.
2. What’s the best siding material?
Like virtually any other home exterior remodeling product, the best type of siding will depend on a number of characteristics unique to you: your property layout, home size, personal aesthetic preferences, remodeling budget, local housing market, and more. In general, however, some of the most highly recommended Orlando siding materials include vinyl, insulated vinyl, engineered wood, and fiber cement.
3. How will siding replacement benefit me?
Even though tons of homeowners ask this question, in reality, the better question might be, “How won’t siding replacement benefit me?” Unless you have a brand-new home with cutting-edge, flawlessly installed siding, the right exterior siding replacement will benefit you in clear and immediate ways:
· Higher energy efficiency
· Lower monthly bills on A/C and heating
· Better resistance to weather damage
· Increased property value
· Enhanced curb appeal
Greater noise insulation
4. Are there any alternatives to re-siding?
If you’d like to experience the benefits of new siding without fully re-siding your home, another high-quality option is exterior coating. At Home Makeover Systems, for instance, we install ClimaGuard exterior coatings that seal out moisture and resist weather damage for a lower cost of installation than traditional siding.
Again, the best option for you will vary based on your
specific situation, so it’s always best to start your home exterior remodeling project with an
in-home consultation and needs analysis from trained remodelers.
5. How much will my Orlando siding cost?
The exact cost of your siding installation will depend primarily on the material you choose, as well as any upgrades or customizations you add on. Typically, vinyl siding ranks first in terms of the most budget-friendly prices, with insulated vinyl and engineered wood following close behind.