If you're looking to enhance the exterior of your home, new siding may be the way to go. It's the perfect way to increase curb appeal and make a statement about the individuality of your self and your home.

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With such a wide variety of siding options available, however, it can be difficult to determine exactly which type is best for your home. So before choosing your material, take the following 5 points into account:

Look for Siding That Has Water Resistance

Choosing a siding that is moisture resistant is especially important for homes in the Minneapolis area, since harsh weather can easily cause certain types of siding to deteriorate or rot.

Compare Energy Efficiency of Siding Products

When checking into different siding types, take note of the R-value. The higher the R-value, the more thermal insulation the siding has.

Eye Appeal Matters When Choosing Siding

No doubt, aesthetics is one of the biggest factors homeowners have in mind when replacing their siding. It's important to consider both colors and textures when designing your dream exterior look. Fiber cement siding, such as James Hardie, comes in a vast array of colors and styles, as does vinyl siding. Brick and stone are more limited, but can be combined with Hardie or vinyl for additional curb appeal.

Siding Should Offer Resilience

Also take into account durability and lifespan when choosing a type of siding. If you want your new siding job to last a lifetime, go for something that can withstand extreme temperature changes and ward off insects like termites and ants.

Material Type

Four of the most common siding materials are vinyl, fiber cement, steel, and wood. Each of these have their pros and cons, but we often recommend either seamless steel or James Hardie fiber cement siding. Both can stand up to Minnesota's demanding climate and survive tornado-strength winds. They're also very low maintenance. For those of you looking to upgrade your siding, contact Quarve Contractors, a Minnesota licensed exterior remodeling company. For over 3 decades, we've been installing metal siding and roofing in Stillwater, Lakeland, Grant Township, Oak Park Heights and the greater Twin Cities area.