The purpose of your siding extends far beyond curb appeal. Yes, a beautiful exterior is pleasant to look at, and appeal is one of the most important functions of your siding, but it does have other more practical uses. Siding serves as the “skin” of your home, and it, along with your roofing system, is responsible for protecting your home against the elements.
Understanding what different siding products can do for you is a good way to make informed decisions in case you’re due for a replacement. L
Security and Support
A home without siding will look bare and unfinished. Dry wall and insulation padding should definitely not be exposed to the outdoors. Siding boards help secure these parts of your home, maximizing their value and performance. Additionally, siding boards also provide a little bit of support to the structure of your home. This is especially important for homes with aging walls. Siding will not necessarily hold up cracked walls, but it is there to delay deterioration caused by exposure to the elements.
The right siding product can also improve the energy efficiency of your home. In fact, this is one of the first things many homeowners check when shopping around for siding replacement. Talk to your exterior remodeling contractor about which features to look for to make sure you’re getting an energy-efficient siding product for your home.
Protection Against Water
Unchecked water can be the biggest cause of problems for many parts of your home. Your siding helps keep your interiors protected against moisture and other water-related damage. In fact, leaks can be an indicator that your siding boards are well past their prime and will need to be replaced right away.
At Krech Exteriors, we are your leading provider of siding installation, repair and maintenance services. Give us a call at (651) 688-6368, or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis and all nearby areas.