What Does Home Siding Really Do?

house with sidingHome siding gives your house a finished look, but it’s also highly practical. If you’re considering siding replacement, learn what home siding really does to make an informed choice.

How Home Siding Protects Your House

Home siding protects your house from weather-related aging. Rain, snow, and ice can damage wood, shortening the lifespan of the material and causing rot. Siding is also a first line of defense for major weather incidents, like hurricanes and tornadoes. Finally, siding acts as a wind barrier. By keeping wind out of your home, siding increases your comfort and lowers the workload for your furnace.

Of course, siding is a design element. Your choice of siding material and color gives your home a unique and cohesive feel. That’s why certain styles of siding are popular in particular cities or for certain kinds of homes.

Choosing the Right Siding for Your Home

It’s much more economical to replace your siding than reconstruct your home, but there are still things to consider when selecting new home siding. Vinyl, wood, and plywood are common siding choices. Variables that affect the best choice of home siding include where you live, the style of your home, and your budget.

Vinyl is low maintenance and inexpensive, which makes it a popular choice for homeowners on a budget. The vinyl siding market has exploded in recent years.

As a natural material, cedar wood is a classic choice for historic homes. Wood must be stained or painted. While it requires more maintenance than vinyl, cedar holds up well over time and adds value to your home.

Plywood siding is a strong, weather resistant siding option with a variety of finishes. An affordable & sustainably-sourced product that will last for years to come.

Here at Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we offer vinyl, plywood, and wood siding in a range of styles. We can either install your new home siding right over the old siding or remove and replace the old siding. If you aren’t 100 percent satisfied with the work we’ve done, we’ll make it right.

Learn more about the siding choices we offer and receive a free estimate today.