Siding is your home’s main defense against everything from pests to weather. When it comes to siding, Chicago residents know that their siding takes a beating every winter from the snow and cold.  Of course, even in the summer, wind and rain certainly can cause their own damage.

If you’ve only owned your home for a few years, then you may not have ever had to choose new siding. There are more options than you may have realized and they vary greatly in price, durability, and look. To help make the process a bit easier, here is some basic information on your siding options.

  •  Wood: This is the most traditional type of siding, having been used for hundreds of years. Redwood and cedar are most common, but cheaper options like plywood are also available. Homeowners enjoy the natural look wood gives to their home’s exterior.
  • Vinyl: Vinyl siding has become the most common siding option. If you’re looking for siding that will stand up to the Illinois winters with minimal maintenance, then vinyl is a smart choice for its incredible durability. It’s also very affordable.
  • Metal: You can also choose between steel and aluminum siding. Steel is the more pricey option. Both types are incredibly resilient in all climates and also look great.

So how do you choose which siding option is right for you? You’ll want to carefully think over the weather conditions in your area, what you are willing to spend, and the style of your home. If it comes down to more than one choice, then ask professionals for recommendations.

From siding to roofing, Chicago’s best choice for superior workmanship is Apex Exteriors. We provide a full range of services, including windows and doors and even gutters. You owe it to your home to contact us today.

Last Updated on May 14, 2017 by


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