Ideal Siding Solutions for Your Home

Your home’s siding put up with a lot from the elements, from the sunlight to snowstorms. The beating can take a toll on the siding and diminish its strength and beauty over time. How you go about selecting the right siding for your home requires taking into account your unique needs. Is there a particular style of siding you are interested in? Do you want a siding that is durable and low maintenance? What’s the ideal siding solution for your home? Here’s what you should know before making a choice in siding.

Wood Siding

If you are looking to add a little charm to your home, wood siding can complement your home with a level of old-world rustic feel. One of the biggest cons of wood siding is that it can take considerable time to install. Additionally, it is not very durable, and can be easily be affected by excessive heat and cold. Engineered wood siding is a great alternative. Traditional wood siding can crack and peels from exposure to the elements, and water could eventually seep through the wood siding but engineered wood doesn’t have that problem. Plus, it’s a cost-effective option compared to some other sidings. 

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a low-maintenance option that’s easy to install. However, siding contractors have found that vinyl siding is not waterproof, but instead water-resistant. There are better options today than ever before even though this option has been around for generations.  

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding is perhaps best known for its durability. It’s unaffected by excessive heat and cold conditions, and it is resistant to rot, rust, and insect damage. The color of aluminum siding can fade, which makes repairing a requirement. It isn’t always the most visually appealing option, however. 

Composite Siding

Composite siding may not seem like the real thing, but it gets close. Composite polymeric siding, for example, is leak-free and fade-free. Composite siding is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and it can be installed quickly and is a relatively simple process. It’s a super-low maintenance siding that usually boast a lifetime warranty against things like hail damage, and it’s highly reasonable.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding has a strong resemblance to natural wood if correctly installed, but can also mimic masonry, shingles, stucco, and wood clapboard. It’s known for its durability and longevity (roughly 50 years) and its low maintenance material that is insect, fire, and rot-resistant.

If you have a siding project and need a team of qualified professionals on the job, K&B Home Remodelers can help you with low-maintenance, high-quality siding. We’ll ensure that your siding is beautifully and expertly installed for your comfort and protection. Let us assist you today with your siding.

About Mike Damora

Mike Damora is vice president of sales and marketing at K&B Home Remodelers, in Randolph, N.J. You can follow him on Twitter @madamoracatch him on Drift.