Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pros & Cons of Different Types of Siding

By Homefix Corporation

As an exterior home remodeler, Homefix Corporation regularly replaces the siding on homes with beautiful, durable, and energy efficient options. If you are considering different types of replacement siding, you might be wondering what the benefits and disadvantages are to certain materials and types of siding. Keep reading to see the pros and cons of several common types of siding materials.

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding is an affordable option for many homeowners, but it does come at a price. The siding itself will need to be repainted every few years, and is prone to dents. Aluminum siding is not the most energy efficient option either, meaning that it can result in higher electricity usage than other types of siding. However, the need for repainting means that the look can be changed every few years, if your tastes change.

Wood Siding

Wood siding can create a customized, appealing look for the exterior of your home. However, it is important to note the risks and maintenance requirements that come along with the appearance of wood siding. Wood siding requires sealants to protect against moisture, along with new paint approximately every two years. Plus, the look that wood siding gives a home is reflected in the price, which can add up quickly.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a low cost option, when compared to wood and some aluminum sidings. As vinyl siding has evolved, there are many options for energy efficiency, such as vinyl siding with insulation built in. While vinyl cannot be repainted like wood or aluminum, it is also durable, and, when properly installed, can maintain the original color and appearance for many years without much maintenance.

Windows and Siding

Homefix Corporation's Xtreme Siding is an insulated vinyl siding, which can be customized in a variety of colors and textures. You can even choose to have vinyl siding that looks like wooden shakes! Give us a call, or request a free estimate on HomefixCorporation.com today.