Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Siding
Siding is your home’s outermost covering and the first visualization aspect people see when they park in your driveway. Make sure it unleashes the right impression of you and your home by having the right siding. If your house is looking fade or letting air leak out of your home, it may be time to improvement your siding. New siding can enhance the look of your home, its value and its protective capabilities and efficiency.
When you add new or replace existing siding on your home, you’re doing a lot more than simply changing the color of your home’s exterior. New siding can increase the visual appeal of your home, protect you against storm damage, improve your energy efficiency and boost your curb appeal when it’s time to put your house on the market.
Of course, the most obvious benefit of new siding is that it lets you customize your home’s aesthetics, creating the curb appeal that you want. Giving your home a newly constructed look lets you choose colors textures and styles that best express your design theme.
Deciding to install new siding is the first step. Next you should engage the assistance of a designer who can help you understand exactly what material is best for your house and your taste. You are likely to explore the following options to improve your homes curb appeal with siding:
Vinyl siding has evolved since it first came onto the market and is now one of the most popular siding options. This lightweight material comes in nearly every color and carries a manufacturer’s warranty against fading.
You have a wide range of choices; traditional horizontal clapboard or dutchlap siding, cedar shake that mimics the look of real cedar or even a decorative scalloped design. These come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit the specific look you envision.
However, the most appealing thing about vinyl for most homeowners is how little maintenance it requires. Hose it down once or twice a year to keep it looking spotless for years.
Stone veneers, such as Versetta Stone, can give your home the look and color of stone without any of the hassle or price of the real thing. Applied to your home much the same as vinyl siding, Stone veneers, require no painting or sealing and can be used along with other siding options for a great-looking stone facade.
Fiberglass is especially lightweight. This more recently introduced siding option differs from vinyl because it doesn’t expand or contract seasonally making for a tight fit that many people are turning to. It’s best known for protecting homes by keeping moisture out. Often selected for protection in extreme environments it is a durable siding option that doesn’t fade and comes in an array of colors
Composite sidings are available in many styles and can incorporate the other siding options. Composite materials are ideal for achieving a certain style or look that may not be appropriate to the local environment e.g., corrugated aluminum siding in an area prone to severe storms; steel in coastal climates; wood siding in termite-infested areas.
If none of these choices suit your tastes, don’t worry. There are a variety of other siding choices including fiber cement and wood. Talk to your designer about what will work for you and look best on your home.