Any exterior home improvement company will tell you that the best way to protect the inside of your house is by protecting it from the outside first. This means keeping the wind, ice, rain and snow from getting into your home. To do this effectively, you need to pay attention to what your siding material. Good siding is there not just to give your house a more appealing look, but to also serve as your first line of defense against penetrating weather.
Vinyl is, by far, the most used siding material in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that over 70% of new homes have vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is great for wet or humid areas since it resists water absorption. However, if you live in an area that gets extremely hot in the summer or freezing cold in the winter, vinyl may not be for you since it tends to crack in cold weather and melt in hot weather.
Wood is a traditional building material that can give your home a classic charm. However, it does require more maintenance. Wood siding is especially susceptible to rot, mildew and insect damage. If you live in a humid area, think long and hard before you decide to get wood siding.
Fiber cement is a composite material made of cement, sand and wood pulp. It stands up well to almost any kind of weather so it’s a great choice no matter where you live. It is resistant to rot, insect and wind damage and some fiber cement manufacturers even have products specifically designed for specific climates.
Having a hard time which siding material is for you? Then, give the folks over at Bradford Xteriors a call, and we’ll help you learn more about the pros and cons of each type. Give us a call today at (614) 483-6215, or fill out our contact form to speak to one of our experts today.