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How to Pick The Best Siding

Way to Pick the Best Roof For Your HomeWhen you are trying to choose the type of siding for your home, it can get quite overwhelming. Siding is the defining characteristic of a home and any change should be a well thought out process. Below are the most common siding choices today.

Wood

Wood siding is one of the most popular types of siding due to its classic and high-quality look with the low price. Types include clapboard, plywood, hardboard/composition, rectangular plank, cedar and wood plank. Wood siding however is not a great choice in areas that experience harsh weather conditions or have wood-eating pests like termites. While it looks beautiful, it is not as durable of a siding as some of the other choices.

Vinyl

Vinyl siding is the most commonly used types of siding. In addition to the durability and low upkeep, you can also use foam-backed vinyl to help insulate your home. A better insulated home means less energy costs for the homeowner. There are many types of coatings, colors, and textures available with vinyl siding, which makes it a good fit for the majority of homes.

Composite

There are several types of materials that are available with composite siding including: fiber cement, aluminum and asphalt. It is often sold in shingles or slats like wood and installed in a very similar way. Because it can be made into different shapes, there are endless possibilities with siding accessories. The average cost is going to be a bit higher, about 2-3$ more per square foot, but it has a lot more variation for those looking for a custom look.

If you need help with picking a type of siding that is best for your home, call the professionals. We would be happy to help! Call Paradigm Roofing at 972-542-7774. Our roofing and siding experts are available for your questions or concerns.

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