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How to Choose Siding for Your Home

With winter coming to a close, you’re likely considering some spring upgrades to your home. One upgrade that has a huge impact on your curb appeal as well as the functional comfort of your home is new siding. Since we have spent years becoming the cleaning experts for a variety of home exteriors, we thought we’d share a few helpful facts to get you started on selecting a new siding for your home.

There is such a huge variety of options when it comes to new siding, from concrete boarding or wood siding to the old standby vinyl siding, there simply isn’t time or space to review all the options here. But we thought we’d share some of the key points you’ll want to consider when choosing new siding for your home.

Appearance

The first thing you’ll want to look at is the appearance. One might argue this is the most minor point to consider, but your siding will have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home. Many types of siding can have varied appearance, with some siding mimicking everything from stone to natural wood, so this doesn’t have to be as limiting of a factor as it once was. That said, deciding on the appearance you’re looking for may help you narrow or focus your options to facilitate some easier decisions down the line.

Maintenance

A more limiting factor to consider is the general maintenance or upkeep the siding will require. While it’s important to clean siding a few times a year, there are some types of siding that require less maintenance than others. Some siding has been treated to restrict the growth of unsightly mold or mildew, while other types of siding may be more durable to prevent chips and cracks in the surface. Some siding allows for easier patching and repairs, and this can be helpful to reduce long term costs.

Insulation

When it comes to heat retention for your home, siding tends to play a very small part. Newer types of siding though do include foam under-layers that an increase the insulation quality of your home. Even without this, some heavier types of siding can help regulate your home’s temperature over the extremes of summer and winter months. A smaller factor to keep in mind is how the color of your siding can affect the way your home reacts to sunlight, darker colors helping to absorb heat while lighter colors are more reflective.

Regardless of the type of siding you choose for your home, we’re ready and eager to help you clean and maintain it. Give us a call today