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Replacing Your Siding: What is the best investment – vinyl or fiber cement?

For 5 years in a row, Remodeling magazine has ranked residing your home with fiber cement siding the #1 return on investment for jobs >$1200. The magazine has conducted the study since 1988 & compares construction costs for remodeling projects with the value they add to a home at resale in the current real estate market.  2005 was the first year they evaluated fiber cement siding replacement, and maintaining it’s position at the top of the list is a clear marker of the value it provides to homeowners.

For Charlotte siding replacement, Southern Home Services is a proven choice. Experienced in replacing both vinyl siding & fiber cement siding (also known as hard board siding,  hardie/hardy board  and fiber cement siding) there are new products on the market that can keep your home’s exterior low maintenance, while also decreasing your energy costs with the proper underlayment. As a Charlotte siding contractor that strives for customer satisfaction & repeat business due to referrals, we don’t cut corners on the details, such as what goes under the siding!

Did you know?

• Residing with fiber cement gives a 31% better return than adding a bathroom and costs $61k less to complete

• Minor kitchen remodel gives you a 10% less return on investment than re-siding with fiber cement

• Adding a second story addition nets you 23% less return on investment than fiber cement re-siding

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