After a roof, the siding is perhaps the most important part of your home. It protects your walls from external elements that could harm them and adds a lot of charm and curb appeal to your home.
But the tricky part is picking the right siding. You need to match the general aesthetic of your home and your neighbourhood, find a material that is as beneficial as it is beautiful and fits in your budget.
Here are 5 types of siding that are always at the top of our list.
Affordable, durable, and definitely a great pick if you are looking for a low maintenance material. With Vinyl, you have a slew of styles, textures and colors to choose from. Be sure to ask your roofing or siding contractor to familiarise you with all your available options.
Vinyl can handle tough weather conditions and will help you keep your home as energy efficient as possible. The only downside with this material is the disposal. Vinyl is not biodegradable or recyclable and therefore has a negative environmental impact.
This is classic look every homeowner craves. But every chic thing comes with a price. Though wood siding is available in a wide range of styles, textures and finish, the material requires periodic upkeep and a good exterior finish such as paint or stain.
If you are comfortably with getting a moderately priced siding for your home, wood is the way to go. But make sure to have your contractor check the ventilation system at home because poor ventilation could lead to moisture damage in your siding.
What is recyclable, durable, low maintenance and totally in style?
Metal Siding can range from affordable to expensive based on the style, texture and metal you choose to buy. This siding can last your home and can weather any climatic conditions.
The material is energy efficient and available in various styles. The only thing you may have to worry about is denting.
Fiber Cement Siding
If you want something that looks like wood, adds a lot of curb appeal to your home and needs very little maintenance, we’d suggest Fiber Cement Siding.
Though expensive, this material pays for itself because it cnq last you as long as 50 years, will not concede to insects or rot and help you drive down heating and cooling costs.
Here’s an option that is energy efficient and can save you a lot of money on energy usage. Insulated siding is a type of vinyl siding with an insulation layer made of polystyrene foam or EPS.
Homeowners with insulated siding on their homes have reported a 20% increase in energy efficiency.
However, insulated siding is not environmentally friendly and therefore not the perfect fit for every home.
Even after our pick, there are a great many options available for you to find. And you bound to feel a little lost without some expert help. Give us a call at (610)-890-5620 and our team at Hynes Roofing & Siding will be happy to help!
We can take care of any roof and siding repairs or replacements. And a number of other home improvement projects. Our siding contractors can help you find the right material at the right price and provide you with incomparable service.
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(President, Hynes Roofing and Siding)
With over 35 years experience in the roofing and siding industry, Michelle Hynes has built a business from 2 people into over 45 people and 19 trucks!