Vital Things to Consider When Choosing a Siding Material
Considering the growing number of siding options on the market, choosing the wrong material for your home is all too easy. You must pay attention to key factors to separate the most suitable ones from the rest.
For a replacement siding installation this year, Jones and Associates suggests considering these important things:
1. Local Climate
First, your chosen siding material must be tough enough to endure the rigors of the region’s semi-arid climate. West Texas is no stranger to intense heat with mild winters and minimal rainfall in spring and summer.
Clad your exterior walls with a highly insulative siding material that can stand up to UV rays. If you ask most siding contractors, steel would first pop to mind.
2. Home Style
When choosing a material for replacement siding installation, never lose sight of your architecture. Siding creates the most visual impact from the street; a bad choice could ruin your home’s curb appeal.
If your home’s architectural style traditionally uses wood, choose a material that can emulate its look to eliminate its undesirable properties, like high-maintenance. Thanks to modern technology, many alternative siding solutions, especially steel, now come in a variety of textures to lend itself a realistic woodgrain appearance.
3. Life-Cycle Cost
Re-siding is not a one-off expense. If your chosen material is cheap but high-maintenance, your long-term costs could easily exceed your initial “savings”. Plus, a poor insulator might cause you to spend more on cooling year round. Rather, invest in a reasonably priced material that requires minimal maintenance and delivers exceptional energy efficiency.
4. Contractor Proficiency
The success of your siding installation lies in the hands of the installer. Workmanship defects cause premature failures, which could lead to significant energy loss and costly water damage.
If you want a particular siding material, choose a company that only installs that specific product. A master of one thing is always better than a Jack of all trades. At Jones and Associates, we’ve made a name for ourselves as the premier installer of rugged steel siding in Lubbock, Midland, and Odessa, TX. We chose steel because it is versatile in design and withstands the extreme conditions of West Texas. To get your project started and get a FREE estimate, call us today at (806) 686-1380.