When you’re dreaming about home ownership, energy efficient siding or high performance windows sometimes don’t figure largely into your fantasies. After you’ve purchased your home, however, your outlook will probably change. That second story pop-top may have made your fantasy wish list, but once you’re thinking in terms of return on investment, big-ticket items don’t necessarily deliver.
It’s true that upgrading to a dream kitchen or a room addition can add value to your house, but you don’t get that investment back until you sell your home. Why not invest your money in something that will pay off while you still live there? Adding the right improvements, however, are renovations that offer immediate, obvious benefits.
- Insulated siding is energy efficient. No matter what the climate, wrapping your home in an insulated blanket of siding substantially reduces your energy consumption. This results in an immediate impact that you’ll see every month when you get your utility bills.
- Install maintenance-free insulated siding, and you’ll never have to paint again. Maintenance-free means all you’ll need to do to keep your home looking like new is to spray it clean with clear water. You’ll never again have to pay someone to paint your house, or risk life and limb painting it yourself.
- The return on investment for high performance replacement windows and maintenance-free insulated siding is measured in more than dollars and energy efficiency. Comfort, beauty, and pride of ownership may be less tangible rewards, but they’re no less meaningful. Your investment in your house is more than monetary, so why not create a space you’re proud to call home?
If you’re looking for a way to make your home more attractive and energy efficient, so that you can see an immediate return on investment, don’t focus on your fantasy wish list. Look, instead, for practical ways to make your home a more efficient, comfortable place to live. A man cave and a dream kitchen might be fun, but the better investment is something that can give you some return on investment BEFORE and after you resell your home.
At Clearwater Exteriors, we specialize in high performance replacement windows and maintenance-free insulated siding. We know the details on the outside of your home matter just as much as the ones on the inside, so Clearwater Exteriors products are designed with great attention to detail. Engineered for maximum beauty and performance, our siding has the industry’s thickest energy-saving insulation, yet is aesthetically pleasing as well, built in beautiful colors that last for a lifetime. Our high performance replacement windows use state of the art technology ensuring compliance with as-yet unreleased energy standards. Leading the way into the next generation of energy efficient improvements to your home. For more information on replacement siding, visit our website, or connect with our online community on Facebook and Twitter.