What is the importance of siding

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Wondering why do you need to install siding to your exterior wall?

Many people have been known to think siding on a home only makes the house look nice but no other true value or reason. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Although the exact siding choice may depend on cosmetics and the personal taste of the homeowner, it does in fact serve a significant purpose as part of the home’s overall design and function.

Sidings not only increase the curb appeal of your house but also protect it from harsh weather and help in insulation. While that is an important part of the equation, there are many other aspects to consider as well. Things like the climate you live in, the budget you have and the degree of maintenance you are seeking all come in to play. Let’s take a look at the types of siding materials available, elaborate on each and help you decide which one is right for you.

Wood siding: This is one of the oldest types of sidings used in houses and comes in a plethora of styles, designs and textures. They come in clapboard, plank and shingle styles and are quite easy to repair. However, installing wood siding over an existing siding can be pretty difficult.

Composite siding: Composite siding: is available in a wide range of siding colors and textures, allowing you to customize the appearance of your home and boost its curb appeal. This is especially easy since composite siding does not fade even in harsher climates and only needs to be repainted every 10 to 15 years.

Vinyl siding: Vinyl siding comes in strips with perforated holes at the top to fasten into the wall. Vinyl siding is most often applied over wood sidings in most of the homes as a part of their home improvement project.

Siding is an important decision, as no matter what you choose it’s going to define the look of your home. Whether it’s going on a new home or as part of renovations, siding is what everybody sees and what you’re forced to look at for years to come. With the advice from a professional at All Weather Exteriors, you can make an informed decision you’ll be happy with as part of your home design and as protection for the investment value of your house.  

Apart from siding installation, the exterior remodeling company also specializes in Winnipeg roofing installation, windows, gutters, sidings and insulation.

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