How to Improve Curb Appeal with Vinyl Siding Grand Rapids

According to Angie’s List, new exterior siding can give you up to 80% return on investment. If you plan on selling your house in the near future, consider installing new vinyl siding. Not only does new siding add value to your home, but it also helps improve curb appeal.

Keep reading to learn how new vinyl siding can get your home noticed by prospective buyers.

Update Color Scheme

Exterior siding comes in a range of colors, which can be a good or bad thing. If the color of your home’s exterior siding dropped out of popularity many moons ago, you’ll want to consider replacing vinyl siding. To get inspiration for your home, we recommend taking a drive around your neighborhood.

Since the other houses on your block were likely built around the same time as yours, they are also bound to share architectural styles. Looking at your neighbors’ homes can help you get a good idea of what color combinations complement your home’s unique style.

Show Off Vibrant Color

Over time, the sun’s rays can bleach the color from your home’s siding. Faded siding affects more than just the curb appeal of your home. UV rays can also weaken vinyl siding enough to cause cracking and other structural issues.

If your siding is starting to fade, give us a call. Our siding contractors will be able to walk you through your options so you can make the best decision for your home. Many of the homeowners we work with appreciate how vinyl siding installation adds value to their homes, especially if they are trying to sell.

Get Rid of Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew show up on vinyl siding as gray, white, or black spots. While mold and mildew can be power washed away, it can be difficult trying to clean in between vinyl panels. Since mold and mildew flourish in humid environments, you’ll want to inspect your vinyl siding throughout the year.

If you notice a lot of mold growing on your siding, you’ll want to call a siding contractor as soon as possible. Not only does moldy siding detract from your home’s curb appeal, but it can also affect you and your family’s health. Mold spores affect indoor air quality, which can especially affect those with allergies or asthma.

Avoid Cracking or Warping

Over time, vinyl siding can become damaged from trapped moisture, UV rays, and even wildlife. If you have damaged vinyl siding, you can be sure that prospective homebuyers will also see it when they walk around the outside of your house. Vinyl siding that has cracked or warped will also need to be replaced to prevent water and mold damage.

One of the best ways to prevent warping in the future is to make sure your vinyl siding is installed correctly. For example, our contractors will make sure that your vinyl siding is able to slide horizontally about half an inch or more. That way, your siding will have enough room to expand and contract with temperature fluctuations.

If your siding is fastened too tightly it won’t have room to contract and will warp instead. Hiring one of our professional contractors is the best way to prevent this type of damage to your home.

Request a Design Consultation With Us!

Our vinyl siding contractors in Grand Rapids, MI, are dedicated to helping you improve the curb appeal of your home. To explore vinyl siding options, request a design consultation with Renaissance Exteriors & Remodeling at (616) 446-1248.

This blog post has been updated.