3 Things to Consider When Choosing New Siding

3 Things to Consider When Choosing New Siding

These days, homeowners are spoiled for choice when it comes to siding options. With so many high-quality siding products available, it can sometimes be difficult to narrow down your selection. If you are thinking about replacing your old siding or are building a new home from the ground up, here are three important things that you need to consider.

1. Energy Efficiency

Because it occupies almost every inch of your exterior wall space, your siding plays a vital role in the overall energy efficiency of your home. Good siding has the ability to reduce heat transfer and can lower your utility bills year-round. Try to find something that has good insulation properties as well as a high R-value.

2. Durability

Apart from being an integral part of your home’s thermal envelope, your siding also serves as a protective shell against the harshness of the elements. With that in mind, try to select a siding material that you know can withstand anything Mother Nature decides to throw its way. Resistance to strong winds, torrential downpours, freezing temperatures and long-term sun exposure as well as fire and insect infestation should all be considered.

3. Ease of Maintenance

Let’s face it, cleaning your siding is a chore that many homeowners tend to dread. Luckily, there are great siding options out there that tout themselves as being easy to maintain, such as fiber cement and vinyl. If you don’t fancy sealing or treating your siding every few years, stay away from wood and composite products.

Krech Exteriors is a fully licensed Minneapolis contractor that is certified to install the highest quality siding products from James Hardie® and Alside®. To set up a free appointment, please give us a call at (651) 688-6368. Alternatively, you may fill out our convenient contact form to request a quick estimate today.

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