When it comes to choosing the right siding for your home, the large amount of choices can be daunting to review. Aside from aesthetic differences of color, material texture, and style, there are important functional differences to take into account as well. In this month’s post, we will discuss the functional differences of various types of siding and how they factor into choosing the right siding for your home.
At Guaranteed Building Maintenance, our teams install many common types of siding: vinyl, cedar clapboards, cement shingles, and aluminum. Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices of home siding. It is typically the most affordable option, comes in a nearly endless variety of colors and styles, and is a fairly fast installation. Cedar clapboards are dense, which means they have strong insulation properties. They are also lightweight allowing for fast installation, and they have a natural color that blends well with surroundings. Cement shingles are seeing a rise in popularity with new manufacturing techniques which allow for the shingles to have a variety of textures and styles including wood grain. Cement shingles are rot-resistant, have a lifespan of over 50 years, are environmentally friendly to produce, and are extremely weather-resistant. Aluminum siding does not become brittle from cold weather and is considered to be insect-proof, waterproof, and fire-resistant. Ultimately, there are functional benefits to each material and the considerations to take into account when making the choice are primarily: budget, location, and climate.
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Guaranteed Building Maintenance Co. is a versatile team with nearly 30 years of experience in the field. We take pride in our craftsmanship and attention to detail. We utilize our years of experience and top name-brand materials available to secure and transform homes. We also work with our clients to find exactly what they need and what best suits their homes. Contact us today for an estimate!