While January isn’t quite yet the time to re-side your home, it’s a great time to begin planning your home remodel. Take advantage of the frigid winter nights to take the time to weigh your options to make the best choice.
This is the fun part of re-siding your home: the impact it can have to your house’s appearance. This will be a major factor in your decision throughout the research process. The look that you want to give your house will influence your choice of material. An important consideration to take when thinking about aesthetic is the architectural style of your home and your neighborhood as a whole. Do you want to fit in or stand out? If you are part of a Homeowner’s Association, it’s also a good idea to check in to ensure that the HOA has no restrictions on siding types or home colors.
The most important choice one must make when re-siding is the material. This can also be the most difficult because there are as many factors to consider as there are material types. Each pro and con must be weighed and balance to make the best choice for you and your home.
What are your top priorities? Durability is usually one of them; fortunately, we at R&R Remodeling Inc. always use the best materials with proven reliability, so when maintained correctly, all of our offerings have longevity. Maintenance, of course, is also something to consider. Wood siding will require regular maintenance to ensure that you get the most out of it. Of course, cost will be a major factor - vinyl gives you a lot of bang for your buck, while wood not only costs more upfront, its regular maintenance will require further investments. If the sustainability and green factor of your siding material is a priority, options that either break down more easily in landfills (such as wood), or that are inert and therefore don’t result in harmful greenhouse gases (such as cement fiber) may be better for you.
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Rey Cintron is the owner of R & R Remodeling, Inc. and an expert in the residential remodeling industry.