Remodeling Magazine has rated another type of coating, fiber cement siding, as the best value for money home improvement option for five consecutive years. On average, the coating provides 78 percent performance upon resale and, once installed, the replacement liner requires little maintenance and lasts up to twenty-five years. Pressure washing can be disastrous if water enters your home through cracks and crevices around the coating. Costs vary depending on your location, the type and quality of the material, the size and shape of the house, and whether the existing coating should be removed.
Whether the siding you choose is vinyl, fiber cement, or foam-backed vinyl, the decision to re-coat a home has consistently increased the resale value for homeowners. The key to reducing heat loss and gain through the outer shell of your home is to combine an energy-saving coating material with rigid foam insulation and quality home wrap. If you plan to sell your home faster and at a better price, consider installing a new coating before putting the house on the market. Value Report, which was summarized on its consumer website, House Logic, will recover a high percentage of its investment in almost all exterior remodeling projects, including new coatings.
Modern coatings require minimal maintenance, and many high-quality brands offer transferable warranties, an attractive selling point when your home comes to market. Once the old coating is removed, you have the opportunity to replace or add insulation or an enclosure to the house before the new one is installed, increasing energy efficiency (which translates into real savings in energy bills throughout the year).