When planning a full siding replacement, you shouldn’t just choose any material for your exterior. Color, texture, material and other factors must be considered. But if you want to maximize the lifespan of your siding choice, you should go for one that’s made for your local climate.
Choosing the Right Material
Siding comes in different types and materials, and they’re all made for different climates. When choosing one for your home, keep in mind that a material that works well in hot weather won’t be ideal in wet or cold areas. Choosing a material just because it looks good on your home isn’t recommended; failing to consider the local climate may lead to your investment not lasting the length of its average lifespan.
If you’re not sure which material to pick, your trusted siding repair and replacement contractor usually knows what to recommend. This is especially true for local companies who are already familiar with the area’s local climate. While there are many other siding types available, here are the features of some of the most common options to give you an idea of what you’ll consider.
- Stucco: This material is mixed with sand, cement, lime and water. When installed properly, your home will greatly benefit from its excellent insulation properties. It’s also not the best material against snow and moisture unless you have a good moisture barrier between the stucco and substrate material. This is why you’ll see this material more often in homes in warm and dry climates.
- Fiber cement: This is a good and reliable all-purpose siding material made from sand, cement and cellulose fibers. It’s often a good choice for hot and cold climates as they provide excellent resistance to fire and weather damage. They’re also highly ideal for homes along the coast because of their resistance to salt air and humidity.
As an Angie’s List Certified and reputable James Hardie® siding installation company, Twin Cities Siding Professionals is committed to helping you find the right siding material that not only looks good for your home, but can also withstand the harsh Minnesota climate. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or just fill out our convenient contact form to get started. We serve homeowners in St. Paul and the surrounding areas.