Siding comes in all shapes and sizes. For the inexperienced homeowner, the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. Here are the top things to consider when choosing new siding.
1. Curb Appeal
Siding covers a significant part of your home’s exterior; therefore, it has a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. Take the time to compare color combinations and styles, including those that are typically associated with your home style. Try to obtain samples, and see which ones look good with the roof and trim. Sometimes, colors as seen on your smartphone or computer screen are different when seen physically, and that might just be the difference that will make your home stand out.
Residential siding can be made from wood, vinyl or fiber cement, among others. Each has its own set of features, all of which you should put into consideration before making your choice. Vinyl and fiber cement are two of today’s most popular materials, both of which are known for their easy maintenance requirements, wide color and style selections, and relatively affordable options.
3. Energy Efficiency
As part of your home’s exterior, siding with good insulation can help improve your home’s energy efficiency by reducing heat conduction between interior and exterior surfaces. This helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures, which results in reduced indoor cooling and heating requirements that lead to savings on your energy bill.
4. Maintenance Requirements
Siding with low-maintenance features make it easy to keep your home’s exterior looking good. Traditional types of siding like wood shakes can be difficult to maintain because they need to be scraped and repainted every few years or so. Low-maintenance siding, on the other hand, have molded-in or factory-applied colors that will not need to be reapplied. Such features can also help you save on care and maintenance costs over its lifetime, whether you choose to do it yourself or have it professionally done.
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