Siding for Your House
Choose from many different kinds of siding based on your specific needs
Are you thinking about new siding? It’s best to do some research about the different types and designs before you make a decision and make the investment. Your home's exterior is the most visible part of your home and siding has a huge impact on the curb appeal and appearance of your house. But looks are just one factor. Though it’s nice to choose the type and color to suit your outdoor space, the more important factors are what material will suit your climate and hold up to what Mother Nature will throw at your house, and be a good investment for many years to come.
The type of siding you choose can accentuate the architectural details of the house. Different types of siding can vary based on materials, technology and style. Though there are many options to choose from, remember that installing new siding will definitely increase the resale value of your home. Installing new vinyl siding is estimated to bring a 78% return on investment. When considering budget, be sure to focus on choosing a material that is best suited to your weather so that in the long run, you will save money by not having to replace siding damaged by moisture or hurricanes.
Another factor to consider is the upkeep of different siding materials. Certain materials like wood will need much more maintenance than vinyl. Cost-effective wood adds a timeless and charming appearance to the home and is available in numerous styles including shingles, board and batten, clapboards and shakes. But wood siding will need to be scraped and re-painted or stained every few years because the sun and rain will damage the wood and it is susceptible to wood-boring pests.
Fiber-cement is another choice that is fire-resistant, rot-resistant, pest-resistant, saltwater-resistant, extremely durable and will protect your home from UV light, heat, rain, snow and wind and can even stand up to hail and flying debris during hurricanes. It is great for temperature extremes, but may need to be painted from time to time. Fiber-cement siding is made from cellulose fibers and cement and comes in a variety of shapes such as boards, panels, battens, and clapboards.
Aluminum siding is also very durable and extremely easy to maintain by washing once a year. It can resist weathering and won’t discolor although this material is used less than decades before. One downside is that aluminum may dent if something makes hard contact with the house for example during periods of high wind.
Vinyl siding requires the least upkeep and is the most durable but is not fire-resistant and may be too lightweight to withstand strong winds. In our colder climate of Connecticut, insulated vinyl siding can save help you save heat loss and keep your home cooler in the summer. This type of vinyl siding has an extra layer of foam between the siding and the walls of the house.
We have a variety of siding to choose from, and our experts will walk you through the pros and cons of each type of siding in detail, taking your needs, your style, and your budget into consideration.
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