There are many things that can go wrong with a home and aging, or faulty siding is only one of them. In fact, old or damaged siding can affect the way the building looks as well as lower its value. However, replacement Siding Carmel can help by improving both the appearance of the building and by protecting it from the elements. The problem for many property owners is deciding on the best material for the exterior. There are a number of choices available such as wood slats, fiber-cement, brick, stone, and vinyl. Each of these products have a variety of benefits and drawbacks.
Vinyl siding has become a popular choice for many residences, and one reason for this is its reduced maintenance. Vinyl is a great choice for do-it-yourself types, but care is required because vinyl should float over the surface and not be secured to the building. This avoids the buckling and twisting effect that occurs when the building settles and the vinyl cannot move with it. Vinyl comes in a variety of colors and has an excellent service life. However, some varieties are prone to fading.
Many people prefer the look of wood Siding Carmel. Sadly, wood is fairly expensive, and it requires a lot of maintenance such as frequent scraping and painting. One possible alternative is fiber-cement. This material is a mixture of Portland cement and some type of cellulose, typically sawdust or small wood chips. Fiber-cement creates a durable siding that handles the elements very well. It is also resistant to certain pests such as termites. Fiber-cement provides an extremely affordable option that comes in various colors and styles.
Brick and stone make excellent siding solutions, but these materials can be a bit pricey. Thankfully, the placement of either is a long-term solution that rarely needs to be done again. Of course, the use of these materials can make renovations more challenging, but the increase in equity is often worth the trouble. In most instances, the use of stone or brick is combined with materials such as fiber-cement to reduce the expense of replacement siding. For example, the lower half of the building might be covered with brick while the upper portion has plank siding. Learn more about siding options from the professionals at Amos Exteriors Inc.