Imagine your home as one big body. If the frame and beams are its skeleton, its siding is the skin that protects it against the natural elements that are otherwise harmful to its interior, including heavy winds, hail and rainfall. And, just like the siding of every modern home, yours needs to be cared for regularly if you want it to be as effective as it should be.
To understand how your siding protects your home, here are some of its benefits:
It Keeps Your Indoors Cool and Comfortable
While you may think that your siding is just a thin layer on the exterior, it can actually be great in keeping your home well-insulated. When you add your siding to other layers, such as the existing insulation and interior walls, it really helps keep your home warm during the winter months. Your home stays warm and cozy, and your HVAC won’t need to operate as hard as needed to keep it that way, saving you more in your monthly utility bill.
It Keeps Your Home Energy-Efficient
Just as we mentioned, your siding plays a big role in keeping your home energy-efficient. In fact, siding acts as a final barrier that insulates your home from the weather elements. If your siding is aging, cracked or otherwise degraded, it can allow drafts to enter your home, meaning you’ll have to pay more to maintain a comfortable temperature.
A quality siding installation by professionals ensures that it shades and deflects your home from solar heat gain in the summer and works year-round to prevent energy loss. Your home’s interiors will also have an increased R-value and insulation if you install rigid foam insulation under the siding. This enhances your home’s interior insulation to keep you warm and cozy while it serves as a last thermal barrier against the elements.
Regardless of what siding you have installed, so long as it’s made of a good material that’s recommended in your area and that it’s installed by trusted professionals, then you’re assured of a well-protected home.
It Also Prevents Water Damage
Siding provides a level of waterproofing to your home. While the foundation, gutters, roof and proper landscaping might be your first lines of defense against incoming water, your siding should also be considered. If you notice that water is getting in, and your siding is nearing the end of its lifespan, then it might be time for a replacement. If you already noticed increased moisture or humidity indoors, you’ll need to have your siding inspected for quality.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals is one of the best siding contractors in the area, so you can be confident that we’ll get the job done according to your preferences. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or just fill out our convenient contact form to get started. Talk to us today! We serve customers in Minneapolis and nearby areas.