Things You Should Know About Siding

One of the best ways to improve the appearance of your home is with siding. In fact, siding has become so popular that it is now the number one choice for enhancing the appearance of a home while adding value. Siding typically lasts between 25 and 30 years, providing a protective barrier around the home against the elements, insects, and more.


In addition, many people will choose siding, which they know, adds curb appeal. Because of this, if the homeowner were ever interested in selling, they would definitely recoup the cost of this investment. Another huge benefit to choosing siding is the decrease in maintenance. After all, a painted home must be repainted every five years or so whereas siding simply needs to be cleaned occasionally.


Siding comes in a wide variety of materials although aluminum, vinyl, and wood are the most popular. Your choice for siding material will depend on a number of things to include the style of the home, the region in which you live, and your personal preference. Then of course, the siding material would also be chosen based on price for the material, as well as the installation process.


Siding definitely helps with the home's cosmetics. Typically, regardless of the siding material, you will be able to choose from a number of colors. For years, siding was only available in a few choice colors but today, manufacturers realize the need to expand on color selection. Therefore, they have beautiful new colors that add even more appeal to the look of the home.


Then, you need to consider that paint peels but siding does not, saving you effort, time, and money. In addition to color choice, you can also choose your siding in a number of textures. This provides you with a unique look, specific to the color you choose. When compared to the ongoing care of a painted home, one with siding of color and texture wins hands down.


For homes that have regular walls or brick, cleaning can be difficult. However, siding materials of all type are much easier to clean. In fact, most materials to include aluminum, brick, wood, vinyl, and brick veneer can simply be hosed off with the garden hose. For small stains, you can purchase cleaning products designed specifically for the type of siding you have. If the siding is looking dull or grungy, then you could rent a power washer. In most cases, power washing is done only on an as-needed basis.

As you can see, siding of all material types is well worth the investment. Siding adds overall value to your home, as well as beauty and protection. You will love the look achieved, the ease of maintenance, and the boost in the value of the home.