Well, it looks like winter weather is hitting us severely right now in many parts of the state, including the Farmington area. How’s your siding holding up?
The siding on your Farmington home is going to make a difference when it comes to how it performs in the Minnesota harsh weather conditions. To be successful and stand up for years to come, then you have to choose the best siding for the job.
Consider These Factors When Choosing New Siding
Use these tips to your advantage when it comes to choosing the right siding to have installed. You may find that each has its own set of pros and cons, but what works with your home might not work for other homes. This is why it is best to compare each.
Siding Design and Color Choices: The design of the siding and color choices that you go with are going to determine how the outside of your home looks. This is where you get the all important ‘curb appeal’ when it comes down to it. Go with a siding product that gives you a color and style that you like.
Some siding manufacturers have an online tool to determine which style and color are going to be the best one for your home. You upload a picture of your home and then experiment. You can then decide for yourself what is the best one to go with based off of how the home looks with different options.
Durability of a Siding Product: Choosing replacement siding for a home is usually only done once for a home that you’re going to be living in. This is why choosing a siding option that is going to provide durability and support throughout many years is essential. The choice of siding you make is one that can either make or break the home (and your budget if you’re not careful).
Affordability: The cost of the siding is going to make a difference, especially depending on the budget that you have. Stick with something that is going to be within your price range but is not too cheap – you do get what you pay for.
If you opt for an inexpensive siding product, you may find that it does not come with all of the benefits that a bit more expensive siding may deliver. This is a factor to consider when thinking of siding in terms of price. Don’t just go by initial installation cost – consider how long it’s going to last, the value it will add to your home, the cost of maintenance over the years, and even whether it is energy-efficient and may cut your heating and cooling bills. Weigh the pros and cons to see which might be the most ideal for you to go with.
Maintenance Time and Costs: Not everyone wants to spend hours upon hours (as well as money) maintaining the siding on their home. This is why it is important to consider the maintenance that comes with a specific siding. Some siding products are virtually maintenance-free, while others require regular care. Wood siding generally requires the most upkeep, especially here in the Midwest.
Consider all of the options when it comes to choosing the best siding for your home. If you need help, contact us for a free, in-home evaluation. Speak with us here at Window Outfitters to find out what siding options might be the best ones to go with for your Twin Cities house.