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Upgrade Curb Appeal of your Home with New Siding


Whether you’re welcoming friends and family or a potential buyer, you want your home’s curb appeal to stand out. One important face-lift to achieve your goal is replacing your home’s siding. Not only will it upgrade the appearance, it can add value to your home. You can recover up to 75% of the cost in a sale according to the National Association of Realtors.

The experts at Maze Lumber says picking new siding starts with style. “Pick the style you want. This can be farm-house, cottage, traditional or contemporary,” says Joe Salz, siding expert at Maze Lumber. He goes on to add, “Then you can choose the material and color. And of course, most important in any project is budget.”

Your budget can help determine the type of material you pick. Do you like vinyl or wood? Brick or veneer stone? As Salz points out, “Vinyl is less expensive than wood but may not last as long and can become more brittle than wood due to Midwest weather.”

But there are other reasons you may want vinyl over wood. Vinyl requires regular cleaning, but unlike wood, does not require refinishing over the years, a costly expense. “If wood is cleaned and maintained properly it should last a lifetime,” adds Salz.

When it comes to brick or veneer stones, it’s all about cost. “They will increase the value and bring another dimension to your home,” says Salz. You also will have a lot of choices when it comes to color and style. And it’s good to note that these products can be put on the home with no existing brick ledge.

In the Illinois Valley, there’s one style that is currently the most popular. “L.P. SmartSide is one of the most popular sidings in the area. This is a wood-based product that can be pre-finished in any color. And there’s many different styles to choose from,” says Salz.

Upgrade the curb appeal of your home today with new siding from Maze Lumber.

Maze Lumber

Serving the Illinois Valley since 1848

1100 Water St., Peru, IL 61354