Siding comes in virtually any material, style, and color that you can imagine, the sheer variety of which some homeowners may find overwhelming when choosing siding for their home. If you’re one of them, read on as the local roof repair contractors at Advanced Roofing share a look at the key things to consider when choosing new siding for your home.
Today’s siding manufacturers and suppliers offer more than just wood planks and shakes. You can choose siding made from vinyl, composites, or fiber cement. Each material has its own set of benefits and drawbacks — as well as cost differences — that you should consider before you make your choice. For example, many people choose vinyl siding for its maintenance requirements while others choose fiber cement for its durability and longer expected life span. Wood siding offers unparalleled natural beauty but it has high maintenance requirements.
Siding covers nearly half of your home’s exterior. This means the right choice of siding can significantly boost your home’s curb appeal. Many homeowners pair their siding with their existing residential roofing systems in terms of style, color palette, and texture, which is a great starting point for choosing your siding based on aesthetics.
You can do your own siding maintenance, which is far easier to do than roofing maintenance. As described above, each siding material has a different set of requirements. Some, like wood, require more frequent application of paint or waterproofing to prevent rot and other kinds of moisture damage. Others such as vinyl require no more than water from a garden hose and some light scrubbing. Whatever siding material you choose, make sure you will be able to commit to its maintenance requirements over its service life.
Certain types of siding can help improve your home’s insulation and contribute to its energy efficiency. The less heat your home absorbs from the outside, the lower its indoor cooling requirements will be. In addition to making your home more comfortable, a well-insulated exterior can help you save on your utility bills and prolong your air conditioner’s life span.
Advanced Roofing is your leading provider of roofing and siding services, including commercial flat roof repair. Give us a call at (630) 521-3573. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Naperville, IL, and the surrounding communities in Illinois.