Exploring the Benefits of House Siding
September 22, 2008
House siding has dramatically changed the home improvement industry, as it offers a low maintenance alternative to more costly brick, stucco, and wood materials. If you're looking to update the exterior of your home, consider the many benefits of siding.
House siding is a durable material that often will last 50 years or more. Siding is easy to repair and maintain, and offers a low cost alternative to many other building materials.
Siding also adds an attractive element to a home. Innovations in the siding industry have produced many appealing products that can blend with any architectural style.
Many siding manufacturers make products that have texture and grooves, for example. This can be particularly important with older houses if you are trying to blend your siding with other exterior materials.
When adding a sunroom, for example, siding is an economical alternative to matching the brick or stucco on the rest of the house. Siding is sold in a wide range of colors, making it easy to blend with the tones of those older materials.
There are four main types of house siding--vinyl, aluminum, steel, and wood. Each has its advantages but vinyl is among the most popular. Vinyl siding is ideal for insulating the house against the elements and reducing home maintenance bills.
Vinyl siding is virtually maintenance free as it is easy to clean and does not need to be painted. Vinyl siding also will not peel or flake, as painted wood, brick, or stucco will. Also, vinyl siding is not susceptible to rotting or termite infestation as wood is.
Before starting your next home improvement project, check out the many benefits of house siding. Siding offers a good selection of colors and textures, plus the comfort of knowing you won't have to be outside painting the house every four or five years.