Siding is one of the most important elements in a home. It’s responsible for shielding your home from elemental concerns like wind, rain, snow, and debris. However, different materials have different strengths, and it’s important to choose the correct material based on your climate, as well as your personal preference in appearance. Which is why today we’ll be going over 3 common siding types that will be a good fit for you and your home.
One of the most common choices around, vinyl is inexpensive and versatile, with the ability to be installed over existing material if need be. It is also easy to work with, making installation jobs quick and unobtrusive. However, mistakes can be costly, so if you lack experience it is best for you to hand over the job of installing it to a professional, such as ours at Bucco roofing.
A siding option strongly rooted in tradition, wood siding is one of the oldest and most timeless siding options available. While it is durable and has a rich, natural look to it, it does require regular maintenance, including regular staining/painting to protect the wood from weather damage. It also has to be regularly inspected for signs of insect and rodent damage, as well as rot. However, when maintained well, wooden siding can last for a remarkably long time, as long as 100 years. Some of America’s oldest homes still retain their original wood siding today.
A more recent option for home exteriors, fiber cement has quickly proven itself to be one of the strongest and durable materials the home exteriors industry has seen yet! Fiber-cement has all the benefits of stone and masonry, and can take on the look of traditional wood without the maintenance hassle. It is waterproof, fireproof, resistant to insect, rot, and rodent damage, and also doesn’t require any additional painting and staining. As a result, it is rapidly rising in popularity.
We at Bucco’s Roofing recommend this material more than any other, and source it from the most esteemed manufacturer of fiber-cement siding, James Hardie. With more than 100 years in the building business and the pioneers of fiber-cement manufacturing, it only makes sense that their product is the most advanced and most rigorously tested materials around. We are proud to be certified to install their products, and combine our skilled labor with their high-quality siding to ensure your home stays protected for the long run!