The exterior siding of your home is a major part of your home. It impacts the entire appearance of your home. The color and texture of your siding are important; they add to your home’s appearance overall. In New England, we face extreme challenges when it comes to protecting our homes from the weather. With blizzards, hail, ice, and more, in New England, your home needs to be tougher and able to withstand inclement weather. There are many options out there today for homeowners available, from fiber cement, vinyl siding, composite siding, wood siding, and more. In this blog, we’ll explore which types of siding perform best in New England.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement is a newer siding material that has burst onto the market. It’s renowned for its strength as well as its ability to mimic the style of cedarwood and other classic siding materials. It is naturally composed of cement, sand, and cellulose to provide its sturdiness. Fiber cement by James Hardie® does exceptionally well against weather and pests. There are a tremendous amount of style options available for homeowners considering fiber cement. It is one of the best options for New England homeowners and Massachusetts homeowners specifically. Fiber cement is one of the best returns on investment when it comes to home siding. Once fiber cement is installed, it’s going to protect your home for years and years without worry.
This siding material has been around for generations largely because of its durability and affordability. Vinyl is not quite as strong as fiber cement, but it is still durable enough to handle New England winters. It is fade-resistant and resistant against rot without requiring much maintenance. Vinyl insulates very well, so it can lower your energy bills during both the summer and the winter. It’s lightweight, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t strong. Vinyl by CertainTeed® is still one of the top choices for New England homeowners.
Composite cellular siding was inspired by composite decking because they noticed that it’s a durable and long-lasting material that dominates the elements. It combines many of the best qualities of vinyl siding and fiber cement. During installation, it comes with a later that helps wrap the home to reduce moisture and increase ventilation, lowering your energy bills. Composite by Wolf® Home Products can feel and look like wood siding, without the same maintenance requirements.
Probably the most traditional home siding material that is still used in many homes today. Wood siding can be long-lasting, but it does require a good deal of maintenance to make sure that it stays dry and rot free. Many New England homes are old and are designed with wood siding in mind. It’s still an option for New England homes, but other options can mimic the appearance of wood without requiring repainting and repairing shingles and clapboards.
Contact our team at US Siding & Roofing today to learn more about the siding options that our team offers.