A home’s siding has two important functions: protection and beautification. It protects your home from moisture, wind, and insects, but it also improves the appearance of the exterior. If you’re building a new home or replacing an older product, give Taylor-Made Roofing a call to get started. We can help you explore your options, choose the best product for your home, and install it with an expert touch.
Types of Siding
Different types and brands vary significantly in appearance, cost, and performance. Some will crack easily in warm or cold weather, some cannot withstand strong winds, some will easily fade in strong sunlight, and some provide an elegant and natural appearance. Consider these three options:
Vinyl Siding: Vinyl is strong, available in many colors, easy to install, and requires little maintenance (if any at all).
Wood Siding: Wood siding is strong and naturally beautiful, and it can last for many years if you stay on top of the required maintenance.
Fiber Cement Siding: Fiber cement is made from a mixture of wood pulp, cement, clay, and sand, and it is both extremely durable and low-maintenance.
Once you decide which type of siding you prefer, have it installed by a roofing professional, like the pros at Taylor-Made Roofing. You can also extend the life of your siding with maintenance and repairs, such as adding caulk to the areas where the siding meets doors and windows to prevent moisture infiltration.
When to replace Siding
When your siding begins to rot, warp, or crack, you will need to think about replacing it. Replacement will likely also be necessary if you notice mold, mildew, fungus, or dry rot. Finally, some homeowners choose to replace their siding for purely aesthetic reasons. For example, some consumers will give their home’s siding a makeover if they plan to sell it soon and want to increase its curb appeal.