Here’s an understatement: Choosing the right siding is an important decision for homeowners.
It isn’t uncommon to get too caught up in the curb appeal and overlook the importance of the protection your siding provides your house.
Today, we offer tips on how to choose the best siding for your home based on the most common types available.
Best for: Affordability, low maintenance, and energy efficiency.
Vinyl has long been a popular choice for homeowners, thanks to its high-end look and lower price tag. It comes in multiple styles, colors, and widths, allowing you to get that customized wood look at a fraction of the cost. When choosing vinyl siding, look for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which offers the best variety of colors and durability.
It also offers added energy efficiency. You’ll enjoy added comfort throughout the year feeling cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It is also very low maintenance and rot and pest-resistant.
Best for: High-end look.
If you want a very high-end look, wood is a great choice. Although it is higher maintenance than vinyl, it still is a natural material that stands up to the elements. Today’s finishes are designed to last so you don’t worry as much about cracking, rotting, and peeling.
You have your pick of designs and wood types including:
strength, durability, appearance, and fire protection.
Fiber cement siding offers exceptional value and protection for your home. It is highly durable, thanks to its blend of cement, sand and cellulose fibers. It comes in dozens of shades, allowing you to get the look you desire. It is also close to impossible to tell the difference between fiber cement and wood siding.
Some of the biggest draws to fiber cement are its zero-flame spread index, zero smoke development number, and superior thermal properties. This often qualifies you for home insurance discounts. It’s not just fire-resistant but also resistant to mold, pests, and water. If you’re leaning towards vinyl, but have a higher budget, this is always the siding of choice. It’s much stronger than vinyl, making it ideal for long-lasting durability, beauty, and the ultimate protection for your home.
The benefits of new siding to your home are tremendous and can: increase your home’s property value; enhance its curb appeal; improve energy efficiency; allow repairs for unseen structural damage; and require fewer paint jobs.
The material you ultimately choose matters, which is why enlisting the services of a professional roofer is the best approach to take.
When we say that we’re a top-quality home remodeling and roofing company that serves the North Shore and surrounding Chicagoland area, we back it up. We do more than simply cover the basics: we show up on time and nail it. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 847-768-6000 or visit our contact page.