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Your siding can boost your home’s curb appeal while protecting it from the elements. Selecting the right siding material and color is one of the steps in maximizing your home improvement investment. You can choose from a variety of materials, such as vinyl and fiber cement.

Here are some information about two of the popular types of siding you can choose from. Once you’ve selected the kind of siding you want to use, DryTech Roofing, trusted siding contractors in Maryland, can recommend top brands for your home.

Vinyl Siding

In the United States, many homeowners prefer vinyl siding as it is low-maintenance and durable. Some of its features include the following:

  • Resistant to rot and decay
  • Has optimum color retention
  • Can withstand subzero winters and the hottest summers
  • Available in insulated types that can improve your home’s energy efficiency

According to the 2014 “Cost vs. Value” Report for the South Atlantic region, a vinyl siding replacement for a midrange project recoups 80.0% of the job cost.

Fiber Cement Siding

The basic materials used for fiber cement are wood pulp, portland cement, water, and fly ash. This type of siding is durable, low-maintenance, affordable, yet attractive. As you can get it in an array of styles, textures, and colors, it’s popular among homeowners who want siding that closely matches their home’s architectural style.

Here are some of the outstanding features of fiber cement that can help you decide whether this material is for you:

  • Rot-, fire-, and termite-proof
  • Offers the look of wood siding with additional features
  • Perfect for different types of climates

When you replace your siding with fiber cement siding, you can enjoy a return on investment of about 89.0% for an upscale home improvement project. This is according to this year’s “Cost vs. Value” Report for the South Atlantic region.

With a significant return on investment for both vinyl and fiber cement, siding replacement can help you maximize your home’s curb appeal and increase its value.

To help you pick the right option, contact professional Maryland siding contractors, such as DryTech Roofing. We are licensed and certified contractors with accreditations and memberships with leading organizations, including Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, and Vinyl Siding Institute. Call us or fill out our contact form for a free estimate or for more information on our siding and other services.