The right siding can completely transform your home’s appearance, giving it a fresh, new look. But it’s not just about the aesthetics. The type of siding you choose can also impact your home’s durability and maintenance needs.
From weather resistance to ease of installation, there are several factors to consider when getting new siding. We break them down in this post to help you make an informed decision.
Understand Different Types of Siding
Each siding type has its unique set of benefits. Vinyl is a low-cost, low-maintenance option that comes in an array of colors. Wood gives your home a classic, timeless look but requires a bit more upkeep. Fiber cement is a durable, fire-resistant option that can mimic the look of wood, stone or brick. Research these and other materials to find the one that best fits your needs and preferences.
Consider the Climate
Depending on your location, you may experience a variety of weather conditions throughout the year. That said, your local climate should be a key factor in your decision. For example, vinyl siding performs well in hot, sunny climates, but it can crack during cold winters. In contrast, fiber cement or a higher-quality, insulated vinyl siding like CedarMAX™ by ProVia® can handle temperature fluctuations and resist rotting in humid conditions.
Gauge the Aesthetic Appeal
Your home’s siding covers a much larger area than any other design element, so you should be keen on selecting a color and texture that complements your home’s overall design. If you want a modern, sleek look, aluminum siding might be your best bet. If you prefer a warm, cozy feel, nothing beats the classic charm of wood siding.
Note the Maintenance Requirements
While some siding materials, like vinyl and aluminum, require minimal maintenance, others, like wood, may require regular painting or staining. Consider the amount of effort and resources you’re willing to put into upkeeping your home’s exterior.
Get Professional Help
Siding installation is not a DIY job. Professional roofers and siding contractors can guide you through the selection process and ensure proper installation. Their experience and expertise can make all the difference in the final outcome.
Correct installation is also crucial to the longevity and effectiveness of your siding. Siding and roofing experts can help ensure that your siding is installed correctly, which can save you time and money and help you avoid headaches down the line.
Repair or Replace Promptly
No matter what type of siding you choose, it won’t last forever. Professional siding and roof repair services can help maintain your siding’s condition and take care of any necessary repairs or replacements.
Contact Homecraft® Inc. Today!
Choosing new siding doesn’t have to be complicated. At Homecraft Inc., we are ready to help you navigate your options and make the best choice for your home. Give us a call at (302) 798-0302 or visit our contact page to schedule a consultation. Your home deserves the best, and that’s exactly what we aim to provide.