Being a homeowner is a big job, but it comes with some fun (sometimes difficult) choices.

You have to maintain your home, but you also get to make the decisions as to how to do that. If you only have so much money in your home improvement budget, you can’t tackle every project at once. This is totally normal. If you want to update your deck and siding, you may have to choose one over the other. Which is the right project for you? We aren’t here to tell you which one has the best return on investment, as we think both are phenomenal options for home improvement – it just depends on what fits your budget and lifestyle at the moment!

Here are a few tips to help you decide:

Benefits of Updating Siding

Your siding protects your home and has a lot of pull when it comes to your home’s curb appeal. If you move forward with new siding, your home will get a new durability that you can trust to withstand storms.

Which Siding is Best for California Homes?

Choose the right material and you don’t have to worry about dents, chipping, or cracking. That means your house will still have curb appeal years down the road. You can also get easy maintenance that allows you to use spray the siding off to make it look fresh. And you have a large variety of options from which to choose in terms of colors and style. You will update the value of your home when you upgrade the siding.

Benefits of Updating Decks

If your deck is old and worn, you may not use it as much. Outdoor living is important in the gorgeous weather California offers us. Upgrading your home with a deck can give you another living space to enjoy while entertaining or just hanging out with your family. Having a nice-looking deck adds aesthetic appeal to the home as well and additional value if you decide to sell the house.

In order to make the decision, you will have to decide what is most important to you. Which material can hold out a little longer? Is your siding really lacking or is it in okay shape and can wait a few more years? Is the deck more of an aesthetic change that you can get by with while the siding really needs to be replaced? These are questions you as a homeowner can answer – if you are unsure which home improvement projects should come first, ask one of our experts! We help homeowners walk through this process, daily.

When you are ready to do the upgrade, one way or the other, or if you need help making the decision, the professionals at Straight Line Construction are here to help. We can do roofing, decking, siding, and windows and we are here to give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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