Your home’s siding is an important feature. Siding acts as a shield and protects your home from the elements. Siding also enhances the curb appeal of your home. It can be changed to give your home an entirely new look. By choosing the right materials, color, and siding contractor, you can save big time. Make the wrong decisions, and you get headaches and lost money in return. Read on as we reveal what you need to know about your home’s siding.
Repairs vs. New Installation
As your siding ages, you will inevitably have to face this question. Small dings and dents will occur and even cracks and holes. The color of your siding will fade. If it’s from the 80’s or 90’s, or earlier, chances are, it has become brittle and has a high likelihood of cracking. At some point, you will have to face some important decisions.
If you face a crack or hole, if it is small enough, you may be able to get by with a repair. That is, if you can match your siding color. Matching the color to outdated siding can be quite a challenge. You will want to contact an experienced siding contractor to talk through what the possibilities for your situation are.
Types of Siding
There are many options when it comes to siding materials. Below are some of the more popular.
- Fiber Cement – Fiber cement looks great and is extremely durable
- Vinyl – Vinyl siding is inexpensive and reasonably durable
- Stone Veneer & Stucco – If you are after a look of elegance and sophistication, you can’t go wrong with Stone Veneer & Stucco
- Cedar – Cedar lap or shingles look great but their drawback is the elements and time can weather them
New siding can completely transform the look of your home. Not only will this enhance the look to you every time you pull into your driveway, but it also makes your home more attractive to buyers and will boost the value of your home.
When choosing your siding color, drive around your neighborhood and see what other homes have. You want to pick a color that pleases you, but you don’t want to be the only yellow house in the area either. Pick a color that blends in well with surrounding homes. If you are also replacing shutters, gutters, and your roof, make sure you chose a color combination that doesn’t clash.
Hiring a Contractor
Everyone wants to save some money, but cheaper isn’t always better when it comes to siding jobs. This may seem like a DIY job, but you likely do not have the tools or time for the job. Choose a reputable local siding contractor with a proven track record.
Bealing, Roofing & Exteriors, Inc., is an established local siding contractor that values our customers. Our commitment is to you, and we think that will show in our pricing, methods, and workmanship.