Deciding on the right siding for your home can feel like a monumental task, especially if you have no clue where to start. There are many types of siding out there but, besides choosing the style you want, you need to factor your timeline, budget and where you live into this decision. The weather throughout most of the United States, specifically the Midwest, is pretty chaotic and your home will need siding sturdy enough to stand up against heat, ice and wind.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is almost like a miracle product, it offers a high degree of stability as well as being impact resistant, which means it can withstand the worst weather while still remaining beautiful. The sturdiness of the rot-, termite- and fire-proof siding makes it easy to maintain.Fiber cement siding is so strong you don’t even have to worry about the color fading!
Polymer siding is made of polypropylene resin and typically comes in the form of shake and shingle cladding that looks just like a beautiful natural wood. Some of the benefits of polymer siding include being more resistant to rot and insects than a natural wood siding. Polymer siding is also a terrific way to add some character to your home, you can’t tell it isn’t real wood until you feel it!
Vinyl and polymer siding are made of the same material, but polymer siding is usually made to mimic wood shake siding, whereas vinyl is your traditional horizontal siding panels. It is usually the least expensive option, but it certainly doesn’t skimp on quality. In terms of color and style options, it certainly has the most variety. New vinyl siding will increase your home’s energy savings and is made to withstand harsh wind and weather.
For contractors you can trust on your home’s next siding project, contact Integrity Roofing, Siding, Gutters and Windows at (816) 554-9999 to learn more.