When Is the Right Time to Remodel?

One project that always gets pushed aside is remodeling our homes’ exteriors. Even though this can seem like a huge undertaking at first, with the right team, it can be a piece of cake. Momentum Home has the tools to help you create your dream home, especially when it comes time to tackle an exterior remodel.

So, when is the right time to get started with your home renovation project? Here you’ll find some helpful tips that will guide you in determining the perfect time for a wide range of projects.

ROOFING

The most common residential roofing material used in the United States are asphalt shingles – and for good reason. These tend to be favored because they are easy to install, are remarkably sturdy and are often the most economical option for budget-conscious homeowners. If asphalt isn’t what you’re looking for, there are other options including clay and concrete tiles, metal, slate, synthetic and wood shingles. Depending on the type of climate you live in and what weather you experience, the type of replacement and timing of a roof renovation will differ.

According to US News, the average roof, “can last more than 50 years. Homeowners with wood shake roofs should expect them to last about 30 years, while fiber cement shingles last about 25 years and asphalt shingle/composition roofs last about 20 years, the NAHB found.”[1]

Other indications of when it’s time to redo your roof include shingles with curved edges or cupping, bald spots, cracked shingles, if the roof is older than 20 years or the roof appears to old and worn. Another warning sign that you may need to consider a remodel is the sudden or gradual appearance of moss. Moss thrives in places that don’t get much sunlight and experiences moist, cool climates. Although it can be removed, there’s a high likelihood that the pesky, unsightly moss will grow back. The worst part is, removing moss can cause damage to the shingles’ surface and can force you to undertake a complete remodel much sooner than anticipated.[2]

Fortunately, Momentum Home offers top-of-the-line products from Owen’s Corning and GAF, you can trust your roof will be built to last.

SIDING

Besides your lawn, the thing people often notice first on a home is the siding and its condition. Siding not only protects your home from insects and the elements, but it also brings curbside appeal. After years of wear and tear, replacing old siding on your home bolsters the overall protection for you and your family from moisture and debris.

A true sign of moisture in the home is peeling paint or loose wallpaper inside. Another added benefit to renovating old siding is eliminating the option of hot or cool air entering or leaving the home causing higher utility bills.[3]

“When a home’s heating or cooling costs go through the roof (so to speak), that can be a sure sign that a home is in need of new siding… Poorly performing siding and low-grade wall insulation can be a prime cause for excess heating and cooling bills.”4

Fungus, mildew or mold and severely faded siding are other warning signs to look for.4

WINDOWS

You can obtain homeowner’s peace of mind knowing that you’ll receive the best materials and workmanship from Momentum Home’s window professionals. No matter the size of your project, we’re ready to help – offering everything from window repair to complete window replacements. Our window professionals will help you select from a wide variety of shapes and styles that will best fit your home and budget. Replacing old windows can also help save money and energy for your home.

Your home may be giving you hints that it’s time for new windows. Drafts and increased energy bills are some of the first signs that you may need to consider a window replacement. Single-pane windows may also be a contributing factor as they are not very well insulated and do not help regulate the heat and warmth from outside. This could also attribute to a higher energy bill, and with the switch to double or triple paned windows, this could help increase your home’s value and reduce your carbon footprint.[4]

“Energy efficient windows are an important consideration for both new and existing homes. Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.”[5]

Whether you are looking to do a full remodel or a small renovation, Momentum Home has the tools and resources to make it happen!

 

Our team is equipped to help you through whatever exterior project your home may need. By partnering with companies like CertainTeed and Owens Corning, Momentum Home can you make your home dreams a reality.

For more information, please give us a call at 1-888-338-4663

 

[1] US News- https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/family-finance/articles/how-long-can-you-expect-your-roof-or-fridge-to-last#:~:text=Which%20Is%20Better%3F%20%5D-,Roofs,20%20years%2C%20the%20NAHB%20found.

[2] Owens Corning- https://www.owenscorning.com/en-us/roofing/tools/do-i-need-a-new-roof

[3] Siding Magazine- https://sidingmagazine.com/do-it-yourself/top-10-signs-you-need-to-replace-your-homes-siding/

[4] HGTV- https://www.hgtv.ca/renovations/photos/signs-time-to-replace-windows-in-home-1917902/#currentSlide=3

[5] Energy.gov- https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/design/windows-doors-and-skylights/update-or-replace-windows

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