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Roof and Siding Installations: What You Need To Know About Protecting Your Home

Choosing the right type of siding for your home can always be a tough decision, but knowing your climate and the environment you live in can help narrow down your choices. Professional roofers will explain that during the process of the siding installation, repairs may be required once they peel back the exterior layers. Many aging homes will require some kind of restoration, depending on the protection it received with its previous siding installation.

 

The most reputable roofers will do a detailed examination of the entire home, inside and out, addressing all possible issues during the process of the roof replacement and siding replacement or installation. Once their examination is complete, they will inform you of all needs that must be met during the process. They’ll also give their recommendations as to which product will best protect your home from future deteriorations.

 

Your roofers will explain that there are three types of siding that are most popular for your home’s best protection options: cedar, vinyl, and fiber cement.

 

Each product is uniquely different in style and texture, but all three will provide excellent armor for your abode.

 

Starting with fiber cement siding, this product is a mixture of Portland cement and wood pulp. It is formed into long sheath boards, or shingle shaped, and is attached directly to your home with nails excessive in length. When it comes to vinyl siding, your roofers will tell you that it is made primarily of PVC, which is a very rigid plastic type of material. This is securely placed to the exterior wall of your home in such a way that will allow it to expand and contract with the ever changing environment. Even though this style has a vast variety of looks, it is not the best kept secret among the siding companies.

 

Finally, cedar siding is unquestionably one of the most beautiful and most durable types of siding available. It comes in a variety of shades and stains, as well as shapes and styles. Once properly cured, the cedar siding installation is completely shrink resistant; meaning, it will never lose its shape. Since cedar takes stains well and ages very gracefully, it grows more and more extraordinarily beautiful with every passing year. Given the rich beauty that cedar siding Seattle roofers often install, it’s no wonder this material is a top choice for homeowners. What’s more, the rich coloring is able to be preserved with just a routine power wash and a fresh sealant or stain.

 

Ordinarily, siding may not do much in terms of insulating your home. However, cedar siding provides its own insulation and noise reduction from the outside world. This type of siding is also a renewable resource which takes little energy to produce, is biodegradable, and will not rot. Finally, cedar siding can actually repel termites, carpenter ants, and mice, thus protecting your home for years to come.

 

Although you have several options at your disposal when choosing a new siding for your home, cedar siding is certainly one of the most popular materials picked by roofers and homeowners alike. Given all of its advantages, it’s easy to see why. That said, we’re here to help advise you on the right siding selection to fit your needs and your budget. No matter what siding design you might choose, our expert installation will ensure your home is protected. Contact us today for further information.

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