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Have A Residential Siding Specialist Help You Choose Siding Based On Cost, Looks, And Durability

If you're having a hard time choosing new siding for your home, or you want more information about the installation process, talk to a residential siding specialist. There are several choices in residential siding, so you should compare them all so you can find one you can afford that is a good match for your home. Here are some things you may want to discuss with the siding specialist.

The Most Affordable Siding Choice

If your budget will play a big role in the type of siding you'll get, then your siding specialist might recommend vinyl. Vinyl siding comes at different price points, and the budget vinyl siding is one of the most affordable siding options you'll probably find.

The good news is that your home won't stick out as having the least expensive siding since vinyl siding is so popular and common. Your home will probably blend right in with many of the other homes in your neighborhood. Plus, vinyl siding is low-maintenance, so it's a good choice.

The Most Impact-Resistant Siding

If you live where bad storms are common and hailstorms are possible, you might want the most durable siding you can get. Hail that's driven by strong wind can do a lot of damage to vinyl and aluminum siding. It might even damage fiber cement since it can crack when struck.

The residential siding specialist might talk to you about steel siding or engineered wood when you're concerned about hail and storm damage. Both of these options are tough and durable and have been tested against hail.

Steel is thicker than aluminum, so it doesn't dent quite as easily. Engineered wood has a flexible quality due to the way it's made with added resins. This allows the siding to bounce a little when struck by hail rather than be brittle and easy to crack. Having a little bounce allows the siding to survive hail impacts without taking too much damage.

The Most Attractive Siding

Attractiveness is a personal choice. Ask your siding specialist to show you a variety of siding options so you know what's available and can pick out the ones you find most appealing. There are types of siding you may not know about. You can buy vinyl that's made to look like log cabin siding, cedar, or weathered wood. You can also buy weathered metal siding if you want a rustic look for your home without having to wait years for the siding to age on its own.

Siding comes in many colors, and it can be installed vertically, horizontally, or a combination of both. You may want to find the current trendy color of the year for your siding, or you might want a classic color that won't go out of style any time soon. For more information, contact a company like Meschke Construction, Inc.