3 Things To Consider When Replacing Your Home's Siding

Posted on: 5 June 2019

Many homes are built with siding, and siding is excellent at protecting the interior of a house from outside elements and keeping moisture out. However, siding does not last forever ā€” the time will come where you can no longer repair siding issues and need to replace all of the siding on your home. Replacing siding is a big project, and can be expensive. So, homeowners need to be prepared, know what they are doing, and research their options if they want to ensure that their money is well spent and they are completely satisfied with the final results. If you know that your home's siding will need to be replaced in the near future, consider the following things:

Type of Siding

There are a few different types of siding available, but wood and vinyl siding tend to be the most popular options with homeowners. Wood siding tends to cost a little bit more and require more maintenance, but many people love the look of wood siding and the character that it adds to a home. If you opt for wood siding, it is also very easy to change the color of your home is you so please by having the wood painted. Vinyl siding is more affordable, and it is colored and treated during manufacturing. Vinyl siding is also very low-maintenance. But, if you choose vinyl siding, you will have to make sure that you are very happy with the color when you purchase the siding, as it can't easily be changed.

Your Budget

Unlike replacing a faucet or changing out light fixtures, replacing the siding on an entire house can come with a big price tag. Before you begin looking for contractors for the job, it is important to establish a budget. When making a budget, be sure to break up your funds to ensure that you can comfortably afford to purchase the new siding as well as pay a professional to install it. Having a budget will help ensure that you choose siding services that you can comfortably afford.

The Look of Your Neighborhood

When you're replacing your home's siding, it is a good idea to look at other homes in your neighborhood. If the vast majority of the homes have vinyl siding, it may not make sense to buy wood siding. Likewise, you should also consider the color of the siding of other homes on your street. It usually is not a good idea to choose a color that clashes with other homes near you. 


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