Siding Installation Overview
One of the most dramatic upgrades you can make to your home is to replace the siding. The days of having only two replacement siding choices –wood or aluminum – are long gone. Today’s new siding components comprise everything from stucco to stone veneer, cement fiber, clapboard, brick, cedar shingles, engineered wood, seamless steel, vinyl, or vinyl coatings. The choices, colors and textures, are practically endless, with hundreds of interesting, beautiful combinations to compliment your home. Many of these options are maintenance free as well.
Benefits of New Siding
New siding is a great choice as a return investment on your home, with up to 80 percent of the cost being recouped in the selling price. New siding not only maintains the architectural integrity of the house, but also can reduce energy usage, muffle sound from the outside, and in some states can secure tax benefits for energy efficient choices. In addition, there are sidings that are both wind and fire resistant, sometimes resulting in a decrease in homeowners insurance in certain parts of the country.