Keeping your home looking stylish and fresh is a wise ambition, and some improvements are better for doing that than others. New siding is one that can transform the look of your home while adding value and insulation. With so many siding options, you may be wondering which to choose. It all rather depends on which of these benefits are most important to you while considering your budget.
Cedar/Wood Siding - Depending on the type of wood used, this can be one of the most expensive options. This is a perfect choice for a number of benefits, as long as your budget can sustain it. Wood siding is extremely durable, for example, which means increased longevity. If you want siding that will outlive you, your kids, and even your grandkids, you can't beat wood siding. It is also good for the environment because when it does get replaced, in about 100 years, it will break down quickly in the landfill. The only downside is that you need to paint, stain, or seal it every few years
Vinyl Siding - Vinyl siding costs about 1/4 that of wood siding, but also lasts only 1/4 the number of years. If you won't be the one to worry about siding after 20 to 30 years, this is a much more economic choice for you. It also is a good idea if you want to minimize the time and cost of maintenance. Just an occasional wash with soap and water, and your vinyl siding will stay looking nice. Vinyl siding comes in countless designs and colors. The main issue with it is that it is not environmentally friendly, so it will take decades to decompose in the landfill when you replace it down the road, although hopefully, vinyl recycling will be more mainstream by then.
Fiber Cement Siding - A nice compromise between wood and vinyl is fiber cement siding. It is a composite of wood fibers, clay, sand, and cement. The cost of this is comparable to vinyl siding, yet it offers a longer lifespan - roughly 50 years. It likewise needs very little maintenance, and since it can be painted any color, it is very versatile.
At Reformed Exteriors, we serve the Greenville, Easley, and Anderson areas with various siding options. Give us a call today to get a quote on siding replacement, and we'll be happy to provide you with the information you require to make an educated decision on what is best for your home.