Finding the perfect siding material for your home is a long and winding process, especially with the variety of options available. To get the right siding, consider durability, aesthetic appeal and weather resistance. In the last segment of our two-part blog, Twin Cities Siding Professionals shares four siding materials to consider when replacing your old cladding system.
Wood remains one of the most popular siding materials due to its natural look, but it’s prone to water damage. This siding material, when exposed to moisture, will rot, compromising your home’s weather protection and curb appeal. It also requires regular upkeep to remain intact. So, for homeowners without the luxury for maintenance, this may be a drawback.
Apart from wood, vinyl is also a well-known siding material. What makes this material unique is its capacity to resist moisture, which means it does not rot. Vinyl siding, however, tends to warp or crack because it isn’t as solid as wood. Water can seep through the tiniest gaps, so a split in your vinyl siding won’t help keep the insulation on your walls dry.
Many homeowners pick metal siding because it is durable and energy-efficient. This type of siding is also eco-friendly since it can be recycled. Metal siding, however, also has a fair share of weaknesses. For instance, debris impact can leave dents on a metal siding system. Moisture can also damage the metal, causing it to rust.
Fiber cement siding is becoming more popular because of its many benefits. This siding system can resist moisture like vinyl, but it’s tougher than the latter. Debris impact won’t also be a concern because of its sturdy structure. Plus, it comes in a wide array of colors and styles that can match any modern or traditional home.
Count on Twin Cities Siding Professionals for your fiber cement siding replacement project. Call us today at (651) 255-2844, or fill out our online form to learn more about our products and services. We are a siding contractor serving residents of St Paul and other nearby areas.