Choosing the Right Siding for Your Home
If a siding replacement project looms in your future, make sure you choose a material that will offer durability, ease of maintenance, and insulation as well as looks!
The Style Of Your Home
This choice of siding makes the home feel authentic to its surroundings. Because of the variance of siding materials, the ways to compare them number in a few ways. For the most part, the prominent siding materials are vinyl, metal, wood, engineered wood, stucco.
Consider Your Budget
There are several choices for the exterior of your home, but brick, wood and stone make some of the most visually pleasing. They also cost more than stucco or vinyl. You may decide, however, that the added cost is worth it thanks to their long-lasting qualities and aesthetic beauty. However, in Remodeling Magazine’s Cost VS Value report for 2020, replacing vinyl siding returns 74.7% of your investment, based on average job costs and resale values nationwide. This means while you might take on additional costs today, you will reap the benefits when you plan to sell.
The Climate You Live In
The climate where you live has a huge impact on how well your siding holds up to wind, rain, sun and snow. To determine which material you should use — vinyl, wood, or an alternative siding, such as fiber cement or plastic—you should always work with a specialist that will know the correct materials for your home and climate.
Maintenance And Upkeep
The type of siding maintenance you do and how often you do it depends on the form of siding you have on your home. Before choosing the siding for your home you must consider what type of upkeep you can afford or have the ability to upkeep. While vinyl siding needs to be maintained less often than the others, metal is relatively carefree as well, though it does dent easily. Vinyl and wood have the most options as far as plank size, color, and texture, however, wood is highly affected by weather, pests, and wear and tear.
It is always important to work with a home restoration and repair company that can help to address all options for your home.