Buying replacement siding is easy if you know what to look for. There are numerous materials and styles available on the market, which can be both a challenge and opportunity.
Different Siding Materials
The first siding material used in the first half of the 20th century was wood. As the 1900s rolled in, several materials gained in popularity. Two of the most popular are:
- Vinyl – This is one of the most affordable and economic siding choices for homeowners. Modern vinyl siding is weather- and fade-resistant, along with being available in different colors and styles.
- Fiber cement – This is a combination of Portland cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. It is resistant to fire and moisture. It can also withstand any weather condition.
Benefits of Siding
Siding makes up most of your home’s exterior. A well-maintained siding can enhance your home’s curb appeal, which can also increase property value. Siding Maryland is available in various styles and colors. Options from James Hardie® come with ColorPlus® Technology, which prevents color from fading even after years of exposure.
Siding also serves as an added layer of protection against elements. It protects internal components from intense heat, heavy rain, and strong winds. It also prevents serious water damage.
As it covers your entire home, the siding also serves as a blanket that can help create a comfortable indoor environment. Insulated vinyl is a material that can save as much as 40% by covering gaps in the wood frame. James Hardie has also engineered their siding to match the climate in specific areas.
It is important that you maintain a healthy siding to ensure these energy efficiency, beauty, and protection. If you notice sagging, cracking, blistering, or buckling in your Maryland siding, have DryTech Roofing replace it with options that are more durable.
We install both vinyl and insulated vinyl siding in homes around Annapolis, Bel Air, Columbia, Silver Spring, Laurel, and Ellicott. We are also a certified installer of James Hardie products. All our siding projects are backed by manufacturer warranties and superior craftsmanship.
Get in touch with us to learn more about your siding options. Fill out our contact form to schedule a free inspection.