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4 Considerations to Make When Choosing Your Siding Material

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4 Considerations to Make When Choosing Your Siding Material

Your home is a testimony to your position in life, and whether you’ve been long established or you’re just starting out, the aesthetic quality of your home is important. A big aspect of your home’s curb appeal is the house siding. Siding in poor condition or that doesn’t add to your home’s aesthetic will only detract from your home’s curb appeal.

That’s why it’s important to consider your options when it comes to residential siding. Below are a few things you should take into account when contemplating your siding options.

Water Resistance

Your home provides you and your family with a barrier against the elements. If the walls of that barrier become compromised, then it’s integrity will slowly begin to diminish. That’s why it’s important to consider each available material’s water resistance and determine what kind of protection you’re looking for. If you don’t get a lot of rain in your area, then perhaps a highly water resistant siding material isn’t necessary.

Installation

If you plan on installing the siding yourself, then consider the ease of installation of your chosen material. However, you limit your options when you factor this condition in, and it’s always recommended that you obtain the assistance of professionals during installation. You want the best possible siding and siding installation completed to ensure your home can withstand the elements, so hiring professional siding experts is in your best interest.

Energy Efficiency

With siding comes insulation, and no two siding materials are alike. When choosing a siding material, think about how much installation is provided by that specific type, and whether or not that will be adequate for your needs. More insulation equals a more energy-efficient home.

Aesthetics

Obviously, what your siding looks like will matter greatly to you since it directly affects your home’s curb appeal. However, not all sidings are able to be painted and some will need to be replaced completely should the color fade or you change the color scheme of your home. Versatility plays in heavily with aesthetics.

What wasn’t in this list, but should still be a focus in your search, is the durability of your siding. Unless you don’t mind replacing or repairing your siding every few years, then durability should be in the back of your mind during your search. You will most likely have to make compromises as well. For instance, vinyl siding, if properly maintained, has an average lifespan of 40 years, but is unable to be painted. You should contact your local siding expert to discuss your residential siding options at length and get a professional opinion as to which is best for your home.

For all your residential siding needs and inquiries, give us a call today.

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