Buyer’s Guide to Exterior Siding

New siding is by far one of the easiest ways to uplift your home’s curb appeal. When you go to pick out new siding, however, you may be overwhelmed with all of the options available to choose from. Siding, while decorative, also offers protection from the elements. Some varieties require more maintenance, while others are virtually maintenance-free. Regardless, you will want to go through a few steps before picking out your siding.

How to Pick Siding for Your Home

Established Edmonton roofers carry most varieties of siding materials. So, you will want to narrow down the list of choices by comparing a few factors:

  • Longevity – Not all siding products last forever, while some last for a really long time. Stucco, for example, will last your home a lifetime. Vinyl siding can last 20 to 40 years, depending on the quality of materials and the thickness of each panel.
  • Maintenance – Some exterior siding materials require frequent maintenance. Wood, for example, will need a clear sealer or stain reapplied to keep it waterproof and free from rot. Some wood siding materials require refinishing once every two years, while semi-transparent stains will last every three years. Other siding materials, like stucco, do not require any maintenance.
  • Cost – Your exterior siding project is likely to have a budget. You will want to compare the overall cost of the investment versus how many years you are likely to get out of that investment. Vinyl siding, for example, costs less than wood. Stucco has a similar price to wood, but may last longer. Stone veneers are by far the most expensive, but deliver a more refined look to the exterior of your home.
  • Environmental – Some exterior siding materials may not be as eco-friendly as others. Synthetic stone veneers are relatively environmentally-friendly and wood is sustainable and landfill-ready. Vinyl siding, on the other hand, contains PVC which can produce dioxin and other toxins; hence it is not always easy to recycle.

Installation of Siding Matters Too

Even with the best siding selected, the company that installs it will ultimately determine how long it lasts and how much repair work it will need in the future. Roofing companies in Edmonton that offer siding services, such as A. Clark Roofing & Siding, will preserve the manufacturer warranty and ensure you get a beautiful, clean finish for years. We have a large selection of siding options, from vinyl to cement to wood finishes.

Call us today for a no obligation estimate on your home’s new exterior siding.

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