Siding Buyer’s Guide

by Richard WatkinsMay 23, 2018

Although home siding goes a long way toward determining the look and feel of your home’s exterior, it does considerably more than just look good. Your home’s siding is in many ways its first line of defense against the elements, as well as a vital component of your home’s energy efficiency. With the right siding on your home, you’ll have a house that will last longer, look better and save you more money on your heating and cooling bills. The wrong siding could lead to excessive energy costs, a shabbier-looking exterior, and too many weekends lost to upkeep and maintenance.

Choosing the correct siding for your home isn’t as simple as choosing the least-expensive option. There are numerous factors that homeowners must consider before making such a heavy investment because your siding must do more for your home than provide aesthetic value. For example, vinyl siding may be the most cost-effective option. However, once you choose the color, you will be stuck with it until you replace the siding because vinyl siding cannot be painted. Wood siding provides a higher level of insulation than other types of siding. Your energy bills thus may be lower. Yet, wood siding requires more frequent maintenance than other types of siding. You most likely will need to paint or seal it every other year. Fiber cement siding, on the other hand, is very versatile and can look just like wood siding without the same level of maintenance. Fiber cement siding can be much more expensive, however, and it may require professional installation.

The correct siding is extremely important for your home — and not just because it keeps it looking good. Before you take the plunge and buy new siding for your home, take a look at the information in this guide from Aerotech Gutter Services. It will detail all the factors you should consider before making your choice. Make sure you have all the information you need to choose the siding that will be best for your home.

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Richard Watkins
Richard Watkins, founder of Aerotech Gutter Service, has been a contractor and home remodeler for over 50 years. He’s completed many home remodeling jobs over the years and has seen pretty much everything that can go wrong with your home.