The exterior covering is one of the first things that a person will notice when they first see your home. You’ll want your siding to make a good impression. Read on for Siding 101.
Because large sections of the home are covered in siding, choosing the exterior covering is one of the most important decisions you can make as a homeowner. Not only does your siding choice provide exterior curb appeal, it is also the first line of defense against the elements. Along with the roof, your home’s siding protects your home from the sun, rain, and all other types of weather. Certain materials work better in different climates.
Siding provides good looks, durability, and insulation.
Questions to Keep in Mind:
- Maintenance of the siding — maintaining the siding will take up the homeowner’s time as well as money. If you want your siding to be low maintenance and inexpensive, you will not want to choose a type of siding that requires little maintenance.
- Is the type of siding suitable for the environment/climate in which you live. You will want to choose a siding that holds up to drastic changes in temperature as well as freeze-thaw cycles.
- Does the siding provide any type of insulation for the home. Some types of siding provide more insulation than others, and this helps cut back on utility bills.
- Cost — certain types of exterior home coverings are more expensive than others.
Types of Siding – Siding 101:
There are several different types of siding options available — and some of them can be combined for a unique look. For more information on the different types of siding, click on the links below.
- Vinyl Siding
- Wood Siding
- Engineered Wood Siding
- Fiber-Cement Siding
- Brick Siding
- Metal Siding
- Stone Siding
- Stone Veneer Siding
If you are thinking of replacing your siding, give us a call at Shakespeare Home Improvement Co. for a free estimate.