Quarve Contracting
Friday 3 July 2015

The Basics of Home Siding

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When was the last time you considered your home's siding? Siding is important to any home out there. When it comes to the harsh winters and bad spring storms we get, Minnesota homes take a beating.  You want to ensure that your home is well-protected, and siding is a big part of that protection. Here are some essentials you should keep in mind when choosing new siding for your home. Siding Options - The Basics Here are some of the siding options that you can choose from for your home. What you choose to go with depends on a number of factors, including your budget and what's important to you in a siding product. Vinyl Siding Vinyl siding is one of the most affordable options on the market. It is durable, and it comes in many styles and colors so you can custom-design a unique look for your home. It is easy to install, and it can withstand high winds, hail and other damage that might come your way. Repairing it is also inexpensive, and it is easy to maintain so there is minimal maintenance. Metal Siding: Metal is one of the most eco-friendly options on the market. While it might cost more than vinyl and other materials, it is also a choice that will last for many years to come. Metal is also a great solution if you're looking for durability and it comes in many styles and colors, so you can switch the look of your home on the outside and make sure it stands out. It is easy to maintain and clean off, so there is no hard scrubbing that is needed.  Since it's nonflammable, you don't have to worry about it catching fire.  Our most popular siding product is seamless steel. Fiber Cement Siding:  Fiber cement siding like that from The James Hardie Company is another option if you're looking for a green siding product.  It's highly flame-resistant, which means your homeowner's insurance may get a discount.  It's extremely durable, and Hardie offers a line of siding products specifically engineered for our client.  Its cost is in between vinyl and metal.  Colors are baked on, meaning it will look good for years to come.  It requires very little maintenance other than periodic cleaning. Wood Siding: Genuine wood siding is not so popular anymore, but if you want that rustic appeal to the outside of your home, then wood is the way to go. It however, is not as durable as vinyl or metal, and it is between the costs of the two. It can be painted or stained in any color that you'd like, but it always has a wood look to it when you add it to your home.  Wood siding requires the most in the way of maintenance to keep it looking good and performing well. Whatever choice you go with for the home you have, make sure that the siding you choose is installed by a professional. Call us here at Quarve to find out even more about the siding products that we offer such as seamless steel siding, James Hardie fiber cement siding,  shake and cedar siding, and vinyl siding.