Reputable roofers and siding installers typically offer the best products that will address a customer’s need. There are specific siding products, for example, that do better in specific circumstances than others. That’s why climate plays a major role in your choice of siding material.
By choosing the right siding manufactured specifically for your climate, you’re giving your siding the chance to last longer, helping you save money while also increasing your home’s value.
If you think that all siding products are the same in terms of handling a specific region’s climate, think again. Here are some siding options and a few details to help you choose the right one relative to your climate.
Vinyl is one of the most popular siding options in the country. There are many styles to choose from, and the costs are highly reasonable. As for weather resistance, if you choose good-quality vinyl siding, such as Mastic vinyl siding, you’re not likely to have any problems soon, wherever you’re located. Good vinyl can resist UV rays, rain, snow, humidity and a reasonable amount of debris for a long time. Note that insulated siding is more energy-efficient than uninsulated siding.
If you choose cheap or poor-quality vinyl, however, it doesn’t matter what climate you have, because your siding will bend, warp, crack or break soon, leaving you to spend more money to replace it again.
Stucco is the most popular siding material in the U.S. It’s manufactured by mixing several materials, including stucco, sand, cement, water, and lime. Roofing and siding pros like it for providing reasonable insulation. However, if your area gets a lot of snow, stucco might not be your best option. It doesn’t handle moisture very well. Stucco siding is better suited for dry, warm climates.
This is a mixture of cement, sand and cellulose fibers. It’s priced higher than other materials, but it lasts longer. It’s a good choice if you live near the ocean. It also holds up well against both hot and cold weather. Fiber cement is a more considerable investment, but it’s an all-climate type of siding material.
Brick is a good siding material too, as it’s highly durable and weather-resistant. However, make sure to add a vapor barrier behind the brick because this is a porous material that might allow water to seep in. Masonry might also be more work than it’s worth, as far as maintenance is concerned.
Whichever siding material you choose, make sure to consider not only its looks but its performance in your climate. Ask us at Homecraft Inc. for more advice regarding your siding replacement. We also offer roof repair and replacement. Get in touch with us today at (302) 798-0302 or refer to this page. We look forward to working with you in Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE.