The ideal siding can improve the curb appeal of your home and provide the best protection for your exteriors. As such, it’s important that you choose the best siding material for your siding replacement project. These days, there is an increasing number of high-quality siding products.
Here are some things you should consider when selecting your siding product.
First and foremost, your siding should be durable enough to protect your home from outside elements. It should be able to withstand extreme weather conditions, including heavy winds, hailstorms and long-term sun exposure. Low-quality siding may develop cracks and holes over time, compromising the appearance and structure of your home. For this reason, make sure to choose the most durable siding material, such as fiber cement.
A good siding should also be efficient enough to keep your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. If your current siding allows your indoor air to escape from your home, you may notice your utility bills increasing significantly. To eliminate the possibility of drafts, make sure that your siding reduces heat transfer to lower your energy costs. Vinyl siding, for instance, increases the R-value of your exterior walls to a great extent.
A high-maintenance siding system can be costly and may not be a worthy investment. Thus, you may want to consider a siding replacement material that only requires a garden hose to maintain its pristine condition. Vinyl siding is also another popular siding material for its low-maintenance benefits. Additionally, you should also take note of the installation process. The faster the siding installation, the less hassle you may face.
If you’re planning to sell your home, the purchase and installation of new siding can boost the value of your home. Most prospective buyers often avoid homes that have siding that requires work. Therefore, you may want to choose a siding material that has a long lifespan. Even if you do not have any immediate plans to move out or sell your home, it’s still a smart choice to invest in a re-siding.
When choosing your siding material, take the opportunity to choose an attractive design. You may want to pick a style that would increase your home’s curb appeal or show off your personality. There are many options that can reflect your preference, highlight the architectural style of your home and complement your surrounding neighborhood. A horizontal vinyl siding, for example, looks great on traditional homes.
If you have more inquiries about your siding project, get in touch with professional siding and roofing company Bradford Xteriors. Call us today at (614) 483-6215, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Upper Arlington, Columbus, Dublin and other surrounding Ohio areas.