When upgrading your home’s exterior, one of the most significant decisions is choosing new siding. Siding not only enhances the aesthetics of your home but also provides protection and insulation against the elements. With so many siding options available, we’ll explore the key considerations to help you find the perfect siding that meets your needs and preferences:
1. Durability and Maintenance
First and foremost, when choosing a siding material, consider the durability and maintenance requirements. Vinyl siding, for example, is a durable, low-maintenance option, while wood siding may require more upkeep and periodic painting or staining. Fibre cement siding can strike a balance between durability and easy maintenance. Choose a siding material that suits your lifestyle and willingness to invest in upkeep.
2. Energy Efficiency
Energy-efficient siding can significantly reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs. Insulated siding can enhance your home’s energy efficiency by providing an additional layer of insulation. This extra layer helps regulate indoor temperatures and reduces the strain on your HVAC system, saving you money on utility bills in the long run. Remember, the higher the siding R-Value, the better its energy efficiency.
3. Aesthetics and Style
Siding directly impacts your home’s curb appeal. Consider the architectural style of your home and neighbourhood when choosing a siding style and colour. Some siding materials come in various finishes and textures, allowing you to mimic the appearance of natural wood without the upkeep. Mix and match siding materials, styles, and textures for a modern look. For example, combine horizontal clapboard with vertical board and batten siding on different sections of your home. Take your curb appeal to the next level with vinyl shakes or scallops in the roof gables.
With the perfect siding, you can enhance your home’s beauty, protect it from the elements, and improve its energy efficiency for years to come. Take the time to research and consult with our team of building professionals before making your decision. We’ll look at your existing exterior style and provide a few options that will work with the look you are trying to achieve and the budget you’ve set for the project. We’re here to assist with designing, installing and financing your siding project.