what you need to know about replacing your roof

what you need to know about replacing your roof

Choosing The Right Siding For Home: Options For You

by Vanessa Lord

One of the thoughts that a homeowner may have when spring arrives is that the time has arrived to finally replace your home's siding. However, what you may not know is which type of siding is the right choice for you and your home. Get to know some of the different siding options that are available to you so that you can make your selection quickly and get your siding installation started as soon as possible.

Stone Siding

Stone siding is a beautiful and traditional option for siding on any home. Whether it is brick, cement or concrete, or natural stones like limestone and granite, stone is highly durable and visually appealing for virtually any home.

However, if you do not already have stone siding on your home, it can be extremely difficult to install new stone siding. Additionally, the initial cost of stone is higher than other siding options. Because stone is so durable and tough, though, it will last longer than many other options and require less maintenance. This makes it an excellent long-term investment.

Wood and Engineered Wood Siding

Another popular option for home siding is wood. Wood siding comes in many varieties, all of which give your home a classic look.

Wood shake or shingles are an option for your home's siding that can be added in natural wood grain tones, though red cedar is one of the most popular options. The wood shake or shingles are treated to be fire-resistant for home safety. In order to maintain both the look and the performance of these types of siding, you will need to periodically re-paint and caulk them.

Engineered wood is another popular siding option for many homes. This is a more uniform and modern siding option and the wood fibers have been compressed and specifically manufactured for siding purposes. Engineered wood is made to be more durable than natural wood, but is also more lightweight for easier installation.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is one of the best contemporary siding options available to homeowners who are budget-minded and want siding that is extremely easy to install. This type of siding is available in a variety of colors and is available in both vertical and horizontal panels.

Vinyl is also a type of siding that provides excellent insulation to your home and because of the snap-in-place installation design, works to keep out moisture and water better than many other options. It is also resistant to rot, mold and mildew, and pest infestation.

Now that you know more about a few of the siding options, you can make your choice and schedule you siding installation as soon as possible. Contact a company like Lassiter Roofing Team for more information.


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what you need to know about replacing your roof

Are you waiting for your roof to be replaced so that you can change the appearance of your home? If so, you are probably spending some time doing research about the different options in roofing that you have. Do you want to go with standard asphalt shingles, dimensional shingles, metal roofing or something else? What type of roofing will last the longest while looking great? Will one type of roofing increase the value of your home more than another? Read through my site to find the answers to many of the questions that you have about replacing the roof on your home.