Siding is an essential part of your roofing system. It not only protects your home from elements such as rain, snow, and ice but also gives your home an aesthetically pleasing look that matches the rest of your home.
There are many types of sidings that you can choose for the exterior of your home- vinyl, wood, brick and more. However, what is important is how well they keep out one of the most common element of nature i.e. water.
Water seepage can cause the most disastrous effect on your home, from mold growth to structural issues or just having a break down. Therefore, you must know all about the sidings which can protect you from such issues and help in increasing the lifespan of your roofing system.
Different types of siding materials
There are many types of siding materials, however, the final choice comes down to personal preference, budget, and climate where you live.
It is one of the most common siding materials as it is affordable. Vinyl is low maintenance and comes in various styles and colors. It is suitable for a wide variety of architectural styles. However, vinyl sidings do not have a long lifespan, it may fade, crack, or fall apart with time.
It has become a popular choice among homeowners as it gives a look of real wood at a low cost and maintenance. Engineered wood is quite durable and is more environment friendly than vinyl. However, it is prone to moisture retention which can cause mold growth.
Sidings made from natural wood are available in various options and are aesthetically pleasing. It can be painted or finished according to your choice, used on any architectural style, and are highly-sustainable and eco-friendly. However, it requires high-maintenance and meticulous care to preserve its durability.
It has a considerable amount of aesthetic versatility and durability. Fiber cement sidings do not contract or expand in changing weather conditions and are highly resistant to fire, rot, and termite infestation. However, it is very heavy as compared to other siding materials and is not DIY friendly.
A low-maintenance and low-cost siding option and is best suited for a ranch, shotgun style, and contemporary homes. These sidings do not absorb moisture or fall prey to mold and mildew and are fire proof as well. However, it can get dented easily.
It is one of the luxurious siding options that looks like natural stone. It comes in variety of styles and is lighter than the real stone. However, it is an expensive siding option.
How to choose the right type of siding for your home?
There are a few things that you need to consider when selecting a siding for your home-
- Weather- ensure that you choose a material that is best suited for the climate where you live.
- Value- If you plan to sell your home in the near future then it makes no sense to install an expensive siding.
- Return- Siding materials such as natural wood and stone may boost the value of your home.
A well-maintained siding can not only enhance the curb appeal of your home but also ensures energy efficiency.
If you think that your home needs new siding or if you notice cracking, sagging, blistering, or buckling in sidings give us a call at (937) 907-0009. At Allegiant Roofing our professional roofers are here to help you get your siding work started and see it through the end.