In a housing market the way it is currently, many people are either purchasing houses as-is that may need a lot of updates or deciding to do work on their current home to update it rather than moving to a new home. One of the biggest updates on a house—and one of the most crucial—is a roof. It must be maintained well, updated at the right times, and replaced to ensure you don’t end up with further damage. Another big investment—but big—update point is the siding on your home. Doing both together may seem like a big upfront cost, but the reality is, it is an investment, and doing both together is actually a beneficial decision.
Even though it is a big chunk of money to put into your home all at once, there are many benefits to replacing your roofing and siding at the same time, not the least of which is that it will look really great rather than having some brand new parts to your home while others are outdated.
Whether you are looking to increase your home’s curb appeal before putting it on the market or just update it for yourself, doing your roof and siding at the same time as one another will refresh the largest portions of the exterior of your home simultaneously so you will feel like you’re living in a brand new home for just a fraction of the cost of an actual new home.
When you think about the amount of time it takes a company to schedule their crew at a house, set up and get materials where they are needed, travel back and forth, and clean up, it just makes sense that many exterior services companies provide discounts if you hire them for both the roof and siding replacement at the same time. While many roofing companies don’t also do siding, it is beneficial to find an exterior contractor who can do both jobs at once. This way, you are only arranging for installation once rather than multiple contractors doing the jobs separately.
Some parts of these jobs overlap as well, such as siding parts that need to be secured under roof shingles (which would need to be moved or sometimes fully removed to ensure the siding is secured properly). On the flip side, the siding needs to be removed to install roof flashing, so being able to do it all at the same time not only saves on material and labor, but it also helps preserve the integrity of your roofing and siding and prevent future leaks and issues.
If these jobs are completed together, you are able to save the money the roofing company is saving by combining jobs, but you also save on missed days of work if you need to be there during these repairs.
Instead of getting one major project done and then worrying about the next one to come, both will be completed at once and completely off your plate—and off your mind. This saves a lot of time and frustration, and it eases your mind to check one more thing off your to-do list. It also allows you to not have to worry about keeping money in the bank account reserved for this project if you can just do it all at once.
Making your home more energy efficient is obviously great for the environment, but it is also good for your wallet. Replacing either a roof or siding separately helps with energy efficiency of your home in numerous ways, but doing them both together increases the savings exponentially. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a new asphalt roof increases energy efficiency in your home up to 30%, and siding can pay for almost 80% of itself in energy savings. By doing them at the same time, this increases because you are no longer losing the energy savings from one new project with an old project.
If the home was damaged during a storm, chances are high that both the roof and siding were compromised and can lead to further damage rather rapidly. Many natural elements can affect a roof or siding, such as rain, wind, hail, and even heavy amounts of snow. More severe conditions like a tornado or hurricane—and even the sun and UV rays—can cause shingles to fall off or shingles to become brittle.
ProCon Exteriors is a local roofing contractor in Kidron, Ohio, who can handle roofing and siding simultaneously or separately to save you time, money, and improve the efficiency and beauty of your home.
We are committed to giving you the pros and the cons of the roofing & exterior services and products that are available for your home. We won’t try to sell you what you don’t need. We will make sure that you understand the variety of roofing, siding, window, and door products on the market. Our goal is helping you choose the right roofing system and exterior for your home.