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How To Replace Your Siding


When you start investigating siding options, the wide range of choices available can seem overwhelming. What is the right choice for your home, your climate and your neighborhood?

When you ask friends and family for their recommendations, you're likely to get a lot of differing opinions. There isn't one right answer — just the best solution for your home. And the best way to make a decision is to have as much information as possible. What siding options are out there? Let's take a closer look. 

Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is made of plastic and is generally meant to look like other types of siding such as clapboard, shake or shingles. It's durable and weatherproof. It can last for 20 to 40 years if installed correctly. 

Because vinyl is an engineered material, it can be less expensive than natural materials. It will also expand and contract with weather conditions. You can get it in a variety of styles and colors to match the look of your neighborhood.  

Wood Siding
Another option that many people choose for their homes is traditional wood siding. It can come in a number of different finishes and colors and will have a natural look for the outside of your home. However, wood can be expensive, and it will need to be replaced or refinished often. 

Wood is also more vulnerable than its vinyl counterpart. It is more likely to be affected by infestations or damaged by water. 

Some people think that "hardy" is the description of this durable siding material, but HardiePlank is actually a brand name for fiber cement siding. The HardiePlank brand name is one of the best-known names on the market, so it has become synonymous with the product itself. 

HardiePlank is durable and can last a very long time. This particular brand offers many colors and finishes, too, compared with other fiber cement siding companies. The installation may be a little more difficult, however, so it's best left to the professionals. 

Which siding is best for your home? Give us a call to learn more today.

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