So You Need New Siding… Now What?
Unfortunately, the adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” doesn’t ring true for houses. Your home’s siding not only contributes significantly to the overall aesthetic, it provides function and protection.
Before diving into a project of this magnitude, first evaluate if you truly need new siding. A few signs your house may be due for a facelift include:
- Bubbling or blistering
- Hail damage
- Peeling paint or sagging wallpaper
- Mold or mildew formation
- Dry rot
- Cracks or holes
- High energy costs
- Extreme fading
- Outdated color
- A new addition
Because of the surface area and skills needed to replace siding, it’s often a major investment in your home. Done correctly and with quality materials, however, it’s an investment that majorly pays off. Wondering what yours would cost? Check out our quote page.
If after a thorough evaluation you decide it’s time for a new look, your next steps are choosing the material and color. We offer 6 great options for siding:
- Seamless Steel: Custom-fit, eliminating seams or splits in the surface of the home. Extremely durable and made to last.
- Steel: One of the most durable siding products on the market. Resistant to hail damage, buckling, warping, and UV rays. Made from a minimum of 70% recycled steel.
- Vinyl: Strong, maintenance-free exterior available in a variety of colors and finishes. One of the most economical options.
- Cedar Wood: Beautiful and timeless with many options to choose from. Requires quite a bit of maintenance, including power washing, staining, and sealing.
- Cement: Low-maintenance, long-lasting option for those seeking a storm and fire-resistant exterior.
- Engineered Wood: All the beauty of wood siding without the pitfalls. Superior performance, durability, and strength.
If cost is a major contributing factor, vinyl is the way to go. However, all of our siding options are made with the best materials from top names in the business. No matter what you choose, you’ll receive top-quality materials and service.
After deciding on a material, you’ll want to narrow down your color or colors. Things to keep in mind include:
- Other homes in the neighborhood. Do you want to stand out or blend in?
- Climate. If you’re in a hot climate, you may want to consider choosing a lighter shade.
- Colors of your doors and window frames. You want to look at your house as a whole and make sure everything flows nicely.
Once you’ve settled on a color, the rest is up to us. Give us a call so we can order in your inventory and set up an installation date. We’ll also answer any questions you have throughout the process. If you’d like help choosing materials and colors, we can do that, too!
Your dream home is waiting for you. Contact MN Home Improvements today.