April 6, 2015 · Comment 0· Apex Exteriors
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING THE BEST SIDING FOR YOUR HOME
The siding on your home shapes its character. If you have plans to install new siding, it’s important to select a style and material that will offer your home protection as well as give it a great look. If you live in Dekalb, Mount Prospect, or anywhere in the Chicagoland area; siding replacement and installation can bring you peace of mind and extend the life and value of your home.
In determining which siding is best for your home, consider the following:
- Area Weather Environment
- Allotted Budget
- Style of your home
- Maintenance level you desire
- Personal preferences
Here are some options that are available for you.
Vinyl siding is often a preferred choice where budget is the greatest concern. Being the least expensive option does not mean it must be less attractive. There are so many colors and styles and even levels of thickness and width to personalize your look with. Perhaps the biggest bonus of vinyl siding is how little maintenance is required when compared to other types of siding, as it does not warp or rot.
We suggest with vinyl siding, that you also insulate with a special foam when it’s being installed. This could save you considerably on your heating and cooling expenses.
A favorite look for rustic and authenticity is wood siding. Although it is commonly more expensive than most options, the look of wood siding in unmistakably alluring. There are a myriad of design options as well. Wood can be stained any color or painted; it can even be used as vertical or horizontal siding. Wood siding does, however, require some ongoing up-keep to prevent damage from weather and keep it lasting a long time.
One of the most versatile siding options would be fiber-cement siding. This siding can be made to look like several materials including brick, flagstone and wood. Maintenance is pretty low and durability is high. It is water resistant and termite resistant. Material and installation costs are typically higher than vinyl yet less than wood siding.
If you still aren’t completely sure which type and style of siding is best for you, talk to an experienced siding expert here at Apex Exteriors. We are more than happy to assist you in determining which siding material is best for your budget, preference and needs. See our siding page for more information as well.