Restore Your Home: How to Choose the Right Type of Siding for Your Home

Restore Your Home: How to Choose the Right Type of Siding for Your Home

9 November 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If the exterior of your home is weather-beaten, and in need of a makeover, it's time to think about your options. If siding isn't on your list of options, it's time to change your list. Siding provides benefits that you might not have thought about. In fact, siding can protect your home from energy loss, water damage, and even wood rot. But, before you invest in new siding for your home, make sure you choose the right material.

There are four different types of siding material you can choose from for your home. Those are cement, vinyl, wood, and foam-backed vinyl siding. If you're not sure which type of material to choose from, take a look at the advantages of each. 

Cement Siding

If you're going to invest in siding for your home, cement is an excellent option. Cement siding increases the energy efficiency of your home and helps to prevent pest infestations. It's also fire-resistant, which is beneficial when you live in an area that's at risk for wildfires. Another benefit of cement siding is that it comes in a variety of colors and textures. In fact, you can find cement siding that will give your home the appearance of wood. 

Wood Siding

If you're looking for an eco-friendly choice for your siding, look no further than wood. One of the benefits of wood siding is that it's an all-natural material. In fact, you can even choose to use reclaimed wood, which makes your new wood siding even more eco-friendly. Wood siding is easy to install, which helps to reduce the amount of work needed to revamp your home. As an added benefit, wood siding can be painted to change the look of your home. 

Foam-Backed Siding

If you need a siding that provides maximum energy-efficiency, take a look at foam-backed vinyl siding. Foam-backed vinyl siding provides a vinyl exterior, which means it's easy to clean, and won't suffer from weather damage. As an added advantage, the foam backing helps to reduce the amount of noise that will come through the walls, which means your home will be more peaceful. 

Vinyl Siding

Finally, if you're looking for new siding for your home, but you're working with a budget, talk to your siding contractor about traditional vinyl siding. Vinyl siding provides all the benefits you're looking for in siding, including ease-of-maintenance, and weatherproofing. Vinyl siding also comes in a variety of colors, so that you can customize the appearance of your home.

For a second opinion, contact siding installation companies. 

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Tomorrow, as you go through your daily life, try making a list of everything you can thank a construction worker for. Before you even step out your door, you'll probably have to list several contractors who worked on your home, from the painters to the drywall hangers. Then, you'll drive down the road, noting the work of the road construction companies. By the end of the day, your list will be pretty long. We know — because we've done this experiment ourselves. It is actually what inspired us to write this blog about construction work. With so many contractors to thank, we figured we could share a bit about their work while we're at it.