Renovation4 min

Remodeling Spending: A Waste Or Worth It?

If you are considering a home renovation but weighing the cost versus the long-term gains, you are not alone. Some candidates for home remodeling projects get cold feet because they fear that they'll sell the home before seeing a return on investment. But, consider these facts:

But, here’s the best reason to not delay a home-remodeling project: you’ll recoup most of the cost when you do sell – whether it’s next year or in 2030. For example, a siding replacement recoups 75,6 percent of its investment because it increases average home resale value by more than 12 000 $.  

Unlike the warranties for HVAC systems or granite countertops, some siding warranties can give you peace of mind for 50 years, like the LP® SmartSide® Siding 5/50 year limited warranty. It is longer and covers more than most fiber cement product warranties. LP® siding products offer five decades of protection against fungal degradation, buckling, cracking and more and the limited warranty also includes damage from hail (see warranty for details). In short, re-siding is one of the highest-value investments that a homeowner can make.

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Renovation6 min

Home Improvement Show Proves Your Siding Project Can Be A Smooth Journey

The popular Lifetime Channel remodeling show Designing Spaces likes to document the home improvement journey to show that it can indeed be a manageable experience. The program recently shared the story of James and Stella, a professional couple in Wilmington, North Carolina, who did a re-siding project that went smoothly from start to finish.

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Renovation5 min
Tips on Re-Siding in Historic Districts

If you own a home in a historic district, you can forget about replacing the existing siding with vinyl. Most historic districts require replacement siding to closely match the original, hence wood (or engineered wood) and brick. Understanding home building regulations based on historic overlays can help eliminate the headache during renovations, so it's important to stay in the know before embarking on the project.

Renovation5 min
Top Four Home Exterior Tips for Fall

With fall just around the corner, it's time to plan how you will ensure your home's exterior is ready for the cooler temperatures while also keeping up with the latest seasonal trends. Not sure where to start? We break down the top four home exterior tips for fall for a little inspiration.

Trends6 min
Using the Right Siding for a Ranch Home

Ranch-style home designs are known for low and wide single-story profiles, large picture windows, sliding glass doors and attached front garages. These close-to-the-ground homes were first built in the U.S. in the 1920s, but they didn't gain widespread popularity until the post-World War II era into the 1970s. As suburbia spread, the ranch-style house became one of America's favorites. The popularity of ranch-style homes waned in the '80s and '90s, but it's making a comeback as younger homebuyers rediscover the ranch's charm-much like they did with bungalows.