Siding plays a major role in your home’s exterior appearance and curb appeal. But the right siding is also your home’s first line of defense against harsh weather or whatever life throws at you. General contractors consider multiple aspects when choosing a home’s siding and exterior features. The same amount of planning and decision-making goes into replacing siding to meet the unique needs of a home. Moreover, renovating siding is a simple way to increase home value and upgrade its appearance for years to come.
These are six things to consider when choosing the right siding for your home.
Many people first envision their desired color and style when deciding what siding is best for them. Homeowners should stick to a consistent color scheme that matches their roof and other exterior features as well as their home’s architectural style. The options for a home’s siding are usually dictated by what materials are utilized in a particular neighborhood. But neighboring homes also allow homeowners to garner inspiration from what is located nearby.
Above its aesthetic value, homeowners should choose the right siding based on its durability. Selecting a durable siding material will ensure it can withstand years of external elements before your siding will need to be replaced. Durability is also determined by what climate in which the home resides. Temperature, sun exposure, precipitation, and wind can all play a part in damaging siding over time. Homeowners can also prevent siding damage with recommended maintenance and by addressing small repairs.
Any home renovation must take the cost of materials and budget into consideration. Siding is typically priced by square footage, and additional charges may come for paint jobs or custom needs for the exterior of the house. So it may cost anywhere from $3 to $15 to professionally install siding. However, one perk of replacing siding is that homeowners can expect an increase in the resale value of their homes. So investing in the right siding will yield a profit in the long run.
Did you know that your home’s siding can impact your energy bill? Siding is meant to protect your home’s interior from harsh elements to maintain its interior temperature. Proper insulation will enhance the comfort of your home and reduce the amount of energy spent. The color of the siding affects how much heat is absorbed or reflected too. In warmer regions, it’s recommended to choose light-colored siding for maximum energy efficiency.
As aforementioned, how long your home siding will last depends on how well it is maintained. Homeowners must consider how easy or difficult it would be to maintain different types of siding for years to come. Siding maintenance encompasses cleaning, repairing holes or gaps, repainting, resealing, and more. Wood paneling is a popular siding choice, but also requires regular upkeep like paint jobs and moisture protection. Don’t wait for problems to arise to start maintenance on your siding!
Finally, homeowners should research their options for professional siding installation. Improperly installed siding can do more harm than just botching your home’s appearance. Subpar installation can cause moisture and pests to compromise the condition of your home. Hiring a professional is also necessary to install high-quality siding materials like natural stone and fiber cement. The right construction company will have an established positive reputation, experience meeting your needs, and provide you with a workable timeframe.
Looking for a professional installation company to renovate your home’s siding? Galaxy Construction and Roofing can help you fix your siding or any other renovation project! Contact us today to find out how we can help you!