The siding is one of the most important components of your home exteriors. Not only does it provide an extra barrier of protection against the elements; it also contributes greatly to your home’s curb appeal. That’s why if you want your home to look great and to last long against the infamously harsh Minnesotan climate, do the smart move and pick the right siding in St. Paul and the surrounding communities.
However, there are numerous siding products available on the market today and as you would expect, sellers and installers will surely try to sweet talk you into picking their products. But don’t let that affect your decision. Just do a little research over the Internet and learn more about the products available today.
Know how the siding can benefit you and your home by asking these questions:
- Will it last long?
- Is it going to be hard to clean and maintain?
- Is it durable enough to withstand harsh weather conditions?
- Will it enhance your home’s curb appeal?
- And of course, is the price going to be worth it?
Look at each product and compare them with one another. Know the products’ pros and cons. Vinyl, for instance, is a popular choice because it is easy to maintain and it’s the least expensive among the siding materials. The con to vinyl is that it fades and cracks easily when exposed to extreme climate conditions. Furthermore, vinyl siding is not watertight which means that it won’t be of much help during rainy days and thunderstorms. Steel siding, on the other hand, is the most durable and could probably last longer than other siding materials available. But then, steel will toast the house in summer.
The best option is fiber cement siding. It is fire-resistant, tough, and stronger than wood or vinyl. It can imitate wood siding remarkably well. The only probable downside to it is that it costs more than vinyl. Nevertheless, it has all the qualities you would want in a siding. It is durable, an effective protector against the elements; its lifespan exceeds far more than vinyl and wood; and it’s beautiful. It’s a cost-effective home improvement investment.
If you want to know more about this amazing siding material, you can call Twin Cities Siding Professionals. We offer fiber cement siding made by the #1 siding company in the US, James Hardie. We are the largest James Hardie Preferred Remodeler in the upper Midwest. We have been offering siding installation and siding repair in St. Paul and the surrounding areas since 1995 – that’s two decades of providing Minnesotans with top-of-the-line siding products and services. Just give us a call and our friendly office staff will be more than happy to assist you with your questions.