7 FAQs to Consider Before Starting Your Siding Project
Where Should You Start with Your Siding Project?
If you’re trying to decide which siding to use on your home, you may feel overwhelmed by all the choices available. We’re here to help make that decision easier. These are some of the most commonly asked siding questions we hear from customers:
1. What Siding Material Should I Choose?
Though there are many siding options like wood and aluminum, vinyl is a popular choice for siding material because it is tough and can stand up to harsh weather conditions. If you live in a colder area, insulated vinyl siding can give you a little extra protection from the weather. In addition, vinyl can be made to look like real wood, so it can add beauty and elegance to your home with the strength and durability that comes stock with today’s vinyl.
2. Is Siding an Energy-Efficient Choice?
Depending on the type of siding you choose, siding can be very energy efficient. Look for the Energy Star label on any materials you plan on using, or ask your contractor about energy efficient materials. Energy efficient siding is designed to keep your home comfortable all year round and will help to keep your energy costs low. In fact, insulated sidings made with NEOPOR technology can be up to 19% more resistant to heat loss than other insulated sidings!
3. How Can I Tell If My Siding Is High Quality?
Always look for a siding that will stand up to the test of time. Seek out products with great warranties that are guaranteed to last for years. Vinyl siding is built to last a very long time with some warranties lasting from 20 to 40 years. Vinyl siding is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and it includes additives that help it resist fading and protect it against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. You should be able to get an idea of the siding’s durability by asking your vendor or contractor to explain how it will resist weathering.
4. What Style of Siding Is Best for My Home?
Siding comes in different colors and designs, and it’s all up to your personal taste to decide which is right for your home. Choose from shingles, shakes, and different shapes to board & batten. Choose a color that matches other elements of your home, or blends in well with other houses in your neighborhood. Many people tend to stick with neutral grays, white, and beiges, though some people like to go for bolder colors and styles.
5. Will Siding Add Value to My House?
Replacing your home’s siding is one of the most cost efficient ways to give your home a fresh, new look. Insulated vinyl siding can make your home more energy efficient which will add value and will help to lower energy costs. Replacing your home’s exterior siding can make your home look nearly brand new and will increase your curb appeal, which tends to also increase your home’s value.
6. How Must Siding Be Maintained?
While some types of siding need regular painting and maintenance, today’s vinyl siding is virtually maintenance free, and won’t peel, crack, or warp like other siding materials will. You’ll never need to paint it, scrape it, or refinish it, and a quick spray with some soapy water can remove almost any dirt or grime that accumulates on the surface.
7. How Can I Protect My Siding from Harsh Conditions?
Rain, hail, ice, wind, sun and snow can do a number on your home, but today’s vinyl siding can stand up to most anything that Mother Nature can throw at it. In addition, insulated vinyl can resist both wind and strong impacts (while looking great through it all!).
If you’re interested in installing today’s siding on your home, call NEWPRO Home Improvement for a free in-home quote or demonstration. NEWPRO uses only the best siding system engineered with today’s technology to provide beauty and comfort year round.