New siding is a great addition to any home; not only does it increase the value of your home, but some variants can add insulation to your home while also doubling as a secondary weather barrier. As there are quite a few siding materials to choose from, it can be difficult knowing which one is best for your property.
In this post, our experts at Twin Cities Siding Professionals share tips to keep in mind to help you pick the right siding for your home.
For Natural Charm, Go With Wood
Wood remains a popular – if premium – choice for homeowners looking to install new siding. Naturally warm and workable, wood siding comes in a range of species and grades. Some of the most popular choices have semi-transparent grains as they highlight the natural stain of the wood better.
Wood siding is a bit pricey, though, and it requires more investment in maintenance. Wood isn’t particularly resilient against weather damage, especially intense heat and rain. Retrofitting wood siding is also more difficult to do. That said, wood lends a classy look to any home.
Vinyl Siding – Versatile and Durable
Vinyl siding remains the top choice for many homeowners as it’s a more affordable choice compared to premium wood siding. This siding comes in a range of colors and textures – with some even mimicking the appearance of wood. Lightweight but durable, vinyl siding also comes in insulated variants that improve the energy efficiency of your home.
There isn’t a real downside to vinyl siding. Insulated variants are pricier, but still not as costly as premium wood. Compared to our next material, however, vinyl siding may take a slight blow in terms of longevity.
Fiber Cement Siding – Low Maintenance Siding
Fiber cement siding has earned quite a reputation for being the most sturdy and stable of all siding choices. Made from a mix of wood pulp, clay, cement and sand, it’s a low-maintenance choice that manufacturers can easily mold to mimic wood clapboard, shingles and even masonry.
The biggest benefit of fiber cement siding is that it doubles as a weather barrier for your home. At Twin Cities Siding Professionals, we offer high-quality siding from James Hardie® that is engineered to resist extreme weather, such as storms, hurricanes and tornadoes.
When you have us install fiber cement siding on your home, you don’t just improve the stability and security of your home. You’re getting a lifetime value that boosts the curb appeal and weather resistance of your property.
Call us today at (651) 967-0873 to learn more about our services. We offer high-quality siding for homeowners throughout St. Paul.