Replacing Your Siding? Don’t Forget To Factor In Your Climate

siding contractorsIt’s true that the aesthetic of your home’s siding ought to be something to consider when you’re having new siding installed. But it’s good to remember that siding isn’t just there to make your house look pretty. It’s also there to provide insulation.

You need to protect your home from the outside first. So it’s crucial to take the climate of your town into consideration when you’re replacing your siding.

How does climate impact my siding choices?

The elements can impact the materials your siding is made of in different ways. Storms can bring strong winds, so if your area is prone to wind gusts it would make sense to have siding panels that won’t fall off in the blink of an eye.

Fortunately, Seattle isn’t known for its harsh winters so you don’t need to worry as much about winter storms tearing your siding at the seams. Something you do need to consider though is the humidity.

Seattle is known for its oceanic climate. Summers are hot and dry, winters are temperate and wet. You need a siding that’s water-resistant.

What siding is great for wet climates?

You might think that wood siding is the last thing you want in a wet climate. But that’s not actually true. In fact, certain types of cedar siding are exactly what you want in an oceanic climate like Seattle.

Red cedar siding, in particular, is naturally water-resistant. This is because of its oils and tannins, which help to keep moisture at bay.

These oils have other benefits too. They give your home a wonderful smell while also making it unappealing to insects, fungus, and decay.

Just be sure that you give your cedar siding the proper maintenance it needs. Surface treatments every three years help to protect your siding from moisture, which protects you and your family from insulation problems and mold issues.

Where can I find siding contractors near me?

Lumber makes up 40% of all building materials, so it’s important that the lumber you choose for your home’s siding installation is high-quality and from a reputable source.

Side Pro has the high-quality cedar siding replacement you need to keep your home insulated and looking great. To learn more about our siding installation process, contact our siding contractors at Side Pro today.



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Wesley Parker
2020-10-12
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After multiple bids I'm happy I chose Side Pros. They were on time every day, well priced, and the siding looks fabulous. Would absolutely use them again.
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2020-09-22
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Jennifer Bradbury
2020-08-16
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Side-Pro fixed an issue with some wavy sideboards on my home. The team that came out was fast, effective, professional -- and genuinely nice guys. They explained what they were doing, answered all my questions, and got the work done beautifully and ahead of schedule. Afterwards they followed up promptly to make sure I was satisfied and to let me know they were available for any future questions or concerns. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone needing similar work done.
Jim Acker
Jim Acker
2020-08-13
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Side Pro was a pleasure to work with from the start. I learned in the bid process that most siding and window companies are sales teams only and all the installation is sub-contracted out. It was important to me to use a firm that was accountable for the end to end job and Side Pro used full-time employees for my job. The sales person knew a lot about siding and gave me some great recommendations. He submitted a competitive price and then walked through the full job with me and the job foreman. Then the job foreman took over and was very responsive to all my questions and change orders over the course of project. The installation team was also excellent. They cleaned up every day and did really top notch work. I am very particular and they worked to understand what I was after and made it happen. Great job. The job site had COVID procedures posted, which were followed by the crew, and a safety officer dropped by on two occasions to check up on things. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better customer experience and recommend Side Pro to anyone considering new siding.
Chris Parker
Chris Parker
2020-08-06
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Evan Beck
Evan Beck
2019-10-24
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Side-Pro did a FANTASTIC job installing the Cemplank siding and Hardieboard trim on our new shop. The price was great and the work was top-notch. The two gentlemen doing the work were efficient and professional. Communication with DJ, the project advisor/estimator was very good. Overall I am very pleased and will definitely use them again! Highly recommended.
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John Weiss
2018-08-30
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I am VERY satisfied! I called for a repair job. Several other companies either would not give an estimate, or could not do so for several months. I got the job done, as requested, within a couple weeks. Karl their repair specialist is pleasant to work with, as well as competent.
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2017-12-22
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