Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Spotting Roof Trouble Early

4 Types of Siding You Can Install On Your Home

by William Gerard

Are you looking to build a home or simply increase your current home's resale value? You'll likely be looking into what kind of siding option to put on it. Here is what you need to know about the four major options for home siding that you can pick from.

1. Vinyl

Vinyl siding is constructed with weather-resistant plastic that is very high quality. It's one of the most common siding materials used today, which is due to the combination of price and longevity. It makes it very affordable for any homeowner and will give you many years out of the material before it needs to be replaced. What also makes vinyl a popular choice is that it is incredibly low maintenance. At most, you'll have to clean off the material with a hose when it gets dirty, and you won't have to worry about paint chipping off the surface. 

2. Stone Veneer

What makes stone veneer unique is that it can add texture to your home since it does not lay completely flat like vinyl siding. Rather than using real stones for your home's structure, the siding simulates the look of real stone using one of several techniques. Stone veneer may use actual stones that have been cut thin and used as siding material. It is also possible to use concrete that has been dyed to simulate the look of real stone. 

3. Wood

Wood siding will give you a lot of versatility if that is the material that you want to go with. In terms of the look of wood, there is a lot of control with the placement of the wood, since it can be installed in a vertical or horizontal orientation. The wood can also be painted or stained any color that you want to compliment the exterior of the home. The downside of wood siding is that it requires much more maintenance over the year, which depends on where you live and the weather elements the wood is exposed to. Expect to repaint or stain the wood just as you would have to maintain a wood deck or fence. 

4. Fiber Cement

The main benefit of fiber cement siding is that it looks very similar to wood, but is much stronger and longer-lasting. Fiber cement also outperforms materials like wood and vinyl when it comes to longevity. Of course, this all comes at a higher cost for the materials, but you get what you pay for.  

To learn more about your options, contact siding installation contractors. 


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Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Do you know how to tell if you have problems with your flashing, loose shingles, or damaged tar pitch? Well, I didn't either until I experienced some of those issues on my own. One day, I realized that my roof was leaking and that I needed to find a solution fast. After contacting a professional roofing company, they were able to solve my troubles and teach me the signs of trouble. I want you to avoid the same types of hassles, which is why my blog is filled to the brim with information about roofing and home ownership. You never know, these tips could really come in handy!