What to look for in siding materials for homes
If your home’s siding has seen better days, then it is high time you invested in a new variety. You can either upgrade its appearance completely or just have parts of it replaced for a cleaner look. There are a number of siding options you can go for but your ultimate decision will depend on the appearance you wish for.
Before you decide which material you should invest in, consider the following factors to make an informed decision:
- Most siding material comes with a R value which determines how energy efficient it is. The higher the value, the more insulated your home will be.
- Some siding is more water resistant than others so if you live in an area that experiences rain most times of the year, then investing in water-proof siding is a good idea. This siding is made to prevent decay because it does not retain moisture.
- The color and texture of the siding you choose should match the aesthetics you intend for your home. If you want simple colors, then brick and stone is a good ideas but you will have to look at other siding options for more shade options.
The bottom line is that the type of siding you choose will play a huge role in how your home looks and how well it withstands the elements. Even though your budget will determine your options, always choose experienced contractors to install it for you. At JM Remodeling and Construction for instance, we have experienced staff who can advise you on the type of siding you should go for, what material you should choose and will install it for you as well. We are based in Milwaukee and are just a phone call away if you need us.