Learning About Historical Window Replacement and Materials

Learning About Historical Window Replacement and Materials

3 Things To Know When Installing Siding

Isaiah Brewer

If your home siding is no longer looking its best, it's probably time to replace it. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when searching for new siding. Of course, you want to find an option that will offer your home the protection it needs from the elements. But you will also want to choose an option that will increase your home's curb appeal. Finding this right combination of attractiveness and function can be a challenge. Here are three things to keep in mind when choosing siding for your home.

What Options Are Available

When you are searching for siding for your home, knowing what's available is half the battle. Taking the time to research and determine which options work best for your home and your budget is vital. Popular siding materials include vinyl, wood, engineered wood, fiber cement, stucco, stone veneer, and aluminum. Vinyl is the most popular option with homeowners due to its affordability and durability, but that doesn't mean it has to be your material of choice. You can also choose to go with a different siding material if you are looking to change your home's appearance. 

How Much It Costs

How much you pay for siding will depend mainly on the material you choose and your home's size. The larger your home and the more stories it has, the more it will cost you to install new siding. Vinyl siding is very affordable and costs between $3 and $12 per square foot. On the high end, stone veneer siding will set you back between $35 and $50 per square foot. Engineered wood siding costs between $4 and $9 per square foot, while aluminum costs between $2 and $5. 

When To Use A Contractor

While there are plenty of home improvement projects that you can do on your own, it's best to leave siding to a siding contractor. Using a contractor for your home's siding has a lot of benefits. When you use a contractor, you have the opinions of a professional. They can help you choose the right siding for your home. Also, your siding is only as good as the installation. With an experienced contractor, your siding will be installed correctly and will have warranties for both workmanship and materials. 

If you are installing new siding on your home's exterior, there are a few things that you should know. First, there are various kinds of siding to choose from. Do your research to find the options that will work best for your needs. Costs will vary, so make sure that you keep the price in mind when making a decision. While you may be tempted to install siding on your own, you should hire a siding contractor for the best results. 


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Learning About Historical Window Replacement and Materials

Hello, my name is Valencia. Welcome to my website about windows. I want to share information about sourcing period-specific windows for your historical home. In many locations, historical societies will only issue renovation permits once the homeowner proves the materials are accurate to the build date of that structure. The windows must look and function exactly as they would new in that historical time period. My site will contain information about ordering, installing and maintaining these windows. I hope you will use the information on my site to keep your historical home in great shape through the decades. Thanks for visiting.