Choosing the Best Roofing and Siding for Your Home
Your roofing and siding can make or break your home’s protection from the elements as well as raise or lower its curb appeal. It can affect your home’s value, and insulates your home from the weather, and your bank account from high surprise energy bills. If you have noticed any rot, warping or cracking in your roof or siding, or your utility bills rising, it may be time to consider repairing or replacing your roofing or siding. When undertaking such a significant project, there are many factors to keep in mind. Print out or jot down the list of basics below to have handy when you visit your siding and roofing company to discuss siding or roofing installation.
While vinyl siding has had a popular run, cedar siding is considered by many to be a superior option.
There are 15 different types of siding. Lumber constitutes more than 40% of building materials. Cedar siding can last up to 25 years with proper maintenance. To maintain your cedar siding, it’s recommended to apply a new coat of paint, sealer, or stain every three to seven years. If your cedar siding is painted or stained, it’s recommended to repaint or re-stain the siding every 10 to 15 years.
Hardie Plank siding is the most favored type of siding in America and is installed on millions of U.S. homes. Owing to its strength, beauty, and durability, Hardie Plank siding enhances the aesthetics and protection of homes in all manner of climates. Available in myriad looks and textures, all of which include PrimePlus sealer and primer, it provides an excellent painting surface and it creates an environment hostile to fungus and mildew. For your peace of mind, Hardie Plank offers a thirty-year limited warranty.
Bevel cedar siding is another option that provides both durability and beauty. It is crafted by sawing lumber at an angle to produce two pieces that are thicker on one edge than the other. The result is siding with one textured side and one smooth side. When installed horizontally, it creates a handsome shadow line.
When considering roofing installation and contractors, be sure to look for longevity, experience, and plenty of great customer reviews!