If you have made the decision to update, replace or change the siding on your home in the coming months, you may be a bit overwhelmed by the number of potential siding options to choose from. After all, your siding needs to last for years and is one of the first thing that guests and neighbors notice about your home, so you want to make the best possible long term choice for your home. Here are some helpful tips about how to choose siding that can get you started:
- What material should you use? The most common choices are wood siding, fiber cement siding, lap, vinyl siding, cedar siding, brick and stone veneers. Factors to consider are location of your home (cold climate, warm climate), your budget and whether you are looking for ways to upgrade or increase the value of your home. Vinyl siding is going to be the best option for a tight budget. Stone and brick veneers are going to add the most value to your home and cost you the most.
- What is best? Vertical versus horizontal siding? Vertical siding is not commonly seen in residential siding jobs, so it is much more unique and unusual looking. It may help your home stand out in a neighborhood. Vertical siding can also be much easier to clean but may not be as appealing to someone buying your home as it is to you. We recommend discussing this with a realtor if you plan to move within a few years of having vertical siding installed. Horizontal siding is easier to install, it is less expensive and the project can be done in less time than a vertical installation job (which also saves considerable money). Potential drawbacks of horizontal siding are that it can be more difficult to clean, less durable and can potentially be more vulnerable to leaks.
- Choose the color carefully: Color choices are difficult, and it is especially difficult to visualize what the color will look like when it is covering such a large space. You may want to get the advice of siding installation experts and check with your local home owners association just to be sure that your siding changes are approved.
Sunrise Exteriors: Siding Replacement Services in Minnesota
If you are in the market for new siding for your home in the coming months, look no further than Sunrise Exteriors for help. Our team can complete full siding replacement and installation for the Plymouth and the surrounding Minnesota areas. We are licensed, insured and qualified to handle your entire exterior re-siding project, including helping choose materials, color and how best to install given your unique needs and budget. Give our team a call today at 1-612-333-1195 to schedule a time for a consultation with our siding installation experts.