Everyone wants a nice-looking home that is a comfortable and safe place for their family. We do this in small ways like painting the interior walls, replacing furnace filters, choosing the best siding, and making sure smoke detectors are working.
There are also larger home projects that accomplish cosmetics, comfort, and safety.
Replacing your home’s siding can benefit you in multiple ways because siding plays a significant role in both the interior and exterior. As the first line of defense, it protects your home from the elements and unwanted pests. On the outside, siding is the major player in creating the visual look of your home.
When choosing a Kansas City siding contractor to install new home siding, there are several options to consider. Here is a breakdown of each so you can make the right choice for your home.
Choose the Best Siding for Your Home
Vinyl appeals to many families because of its value and the low effort necessary to maintain. Its popularity is also due to the large variety of colors and varieties you can get with vinyl siding. Installation of vinyl siding is a major plus as well since it can fit over most sidings or be easily installed on newly constructed walls. Take note, vinyl siding material provides great protection but you will want to watch for water finding its way underneath the siding. This can cause mold, mildew and become a welcoming space for pesky insects.
If you are looking for a classic look, wood siding provides that and more. Wood siding is the most natural material, making it the most environmentally friendly. Though wood siding provides a more traditional look and is well sought after for premier builds, it will require more ongoing maintenance. Wood options like pine are more susceptible to warping whereas cedar and redwood have a natural resistance to rotting. Regardless of the type of wood you choose, protecting it with a stain or paint will maintain its look and longevity.
Want the wood look without as much maintenance? Engineered wood could be the answer. A more resilient and rot-resistant option, engineered wood protects your home from mold and the pests that come with it. It is light in weight and costs less than real wood too. With occasional maintenance, this siding type should last you well over 20 years.
Brick or Stone
More expensive in the initial costs and installation, brick or stone siding gives you the longevity that supports the investment. You will enjoy little to no maintenance throughout the life of your home. With their longstanding performance, brick and stone are both eco-friendly and provide substantial energy efficiency to your home.
High on durability and low on maintenance, fiber cement is a strong choice for braving the elements. Kansas City is in a region that experiences four seasons, sometimes a few of them all on the same day. Fiber cement products like James Hardie give you maximum protection against weather, pests, and mold. Although higher on the initial investment, fiber cement will give you sustained performance over a lifetime of seasons.
Choose the Best Siding for Your Home with Lumber One
Our team can help you decide on the right option for your home and budget. Whichever siding you choose, having it installed correctly is just as important. Our expert installers can give you the confidence you need when making this investment. Contact Lumber One team now.