Are you considering some new summer home projects to take on? You may need to repair some windows, fix your gutters, or revitalize your landscaping. But what about your siding? Especially for our coastal Delaware customers, large coastal winds can cause damage to your siding. Here are some tips for choosing the best siding for your home that is both functional and fashionable.
- New Home Siding Budget
Any home repair or project has a budget and this should be your first consideration when getting new siding. The amount of money you are able to invest is going to determine the type of siding you can afford. Heavier materials like stone, cement, and brick are more expensive than lightweight materials such as vinyl.
- Location Helps Determine the Best Siding for your Home
Where you live has a lot of power over the materials you use for your home. Various materials are used to make home exterior siding, such as vinyl, metal, stone, or stucco, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Brick or stone siding is better for insulation and preventing moisture in the home. Stucco is low maintenance in the short term, and fire resistant. Vinyl is low-cost and is available in a variety of colors and textures, but doesn’t offer some of the aesthetic options that pricier materials do.
Be sure to consider the pros and cons of all major home repairs and upgrades, especially for siding. Picking the wrong siding for the location of your home could result in the need for frequent repairs and decreased home efficiency.
- Temperature and Color for Home Exterior Siding
If your home is in a location where temperatures are known to spike, pick a lighter colored siding. Dark colors naturally absorb more light and thus more heat. This greatly impacts your homes ability to regulate temperature and result in discomfort or expensive bills.
Stucco is a good option for high temperatures in more arid, dry climates. This is because stucco does not react well to moisture. If your home is located somewhere with high rainfall or humid temperatures, try vinyl or fiber cement.
- Home Exterior Aesthetics
You have complete freedom to choose the aesthetic of your home, inside and out. Perhaps you want to choose an aesthetic that reflects your location. For example, the beach. In this case, try light and soft shades like beige or periwinkle blue to reflect the beach and ocean. Or maybe you live in a rustic, forested area. Try natural tones and textures to reflect feelings of warmth and comfort.
- Exterior Siding Resale Value
It’s always a good idea to think ahead when investing in large home improvements. Using high quality materials is going to increase the value of your home and give you a better return on investment. It shows potential buyers that the home was maintained and cared for. You may be spending more money, but you are more likely to get that money back when selling down the road.
At Advance Inc., we are dedicated to providing superior service and materials, especially our coastal Delaware clients. Explore our available siding options and give us a call today to discuss your newest project.