Quarve Contracting
Friday 23 August 2013

Installing New Siding and Windows: How It Saves St. Paul Homeowners Money

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There are many benefits to remodeling your home, but balancing cost with priority can be tricky. Two of the most beneficial updates you can give your home in terms of added value and comfort are installing new siding and windows.  If you've got a number of items on your upgrade list, consider handling these before the rest of the jobs. New Siding and Windows Deliver Increased Home Value in St. Paul If you’re ready to sell, you probably want something that will bring the value of your home up quickly. Sticking with exterior remodeling, like new siding and windows, offer some of the highest resale values. For instance, when you install fiber cement siding, you can expect to add just under $12,000 to the value of your home. Vinyl siding will add just over $10,000. Windows, however, range between $9,684 and $12,433. Choose Low-Maintenance Window and Siding Options Most newer materials can be maintained with much less effort than older options. New siding, for instance, won’t need new paint on a regular basis, if at all. The most you’ll need to do is wash it once or twice a year to remove built up dirt or mold. Replacement windows won’t require you to re-caulk them, and when it comes to cleaning window glass, some models allow you to easily clean the outside surface from inside by flipping inwards. The lack of need to paint or caulk saves you money in buying materials and labor, if you hire someone to do it for you. Replacing Old Windows and Siding Means Less Energy Usage - Save Money and Help the Minnesota Environment Saving on monthly energy bills is also an important financial advantage replacing your siding and windows will give you. You can expect up to a 20% savings with new siding, and more from energy efficient windows. New windows will also make your home more comfortable to live in, because there will be fewer drafts and cold spots in the winter. When you install new siding and windows, your home will look better right away and you’ll start seeing savings right away.  And you'll be increasing the value of your home in the process.  If you've got questions about which siding and window products would be best for your home, please give us a call.  For over 30 years we've been helping homeowners in St. Paul and other Twin Cities communities protect and improve their homes with quality exterior remodeling.  Quarve is a full-service exterior home improvement company.