20
Aug
2014

Give Your Home a Spring Makeover With A Long Overdue Exterior Siding Update

As decorator colors and materials have evolved over the years, most likely you’ve updated the interior of your home to perfection, but what about transforming the outside of your house? For instant curb appeal that reflects today’s latest trends, nothing could be easier than siding replacement.

Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to get a jump on your property maintenance and make plans to beautify your home’s exterior. One dependable way to give your home’s exterior a fresh new look is to replace your outdated aluminum or painted wood siding with the latest options of house siding. From the always widely held vinyl siding to top-grade fiber cement siding, you can update and renew the outside layer and look of your home, often in as little as one or two days.

Gracing the exteriors of more than 60% of the houses in North America, vinyl siding remains an enduring favorite of homeowners for simple reasons: low maintenance, durability and of course, great looks. Unlike wood or cedar, siding made from PVC plastic vinyl will never rot or flake. It also never needs painting and comes in a magnificent array of colors complete with matching trims. But then price may be the biggest reason for vinyl siding’s popularity. Easier on your budget than other siding alternatives, vinyl is one option you’ll absolutely want to consider.

A major step up from traditional vinyl siding, insulated vinyl siding is the ideal choice for the environmentally conscious homeowner. It offers all of the benefits of vinyl’s performance and style with the added advantage of energy efficiency. In fact, with R-values as high as R-4, this relatively new type of exterior siding can help you save a bundle on your home’s energy bills. The extra layer of thermal insulation not only cuts your energy costs, but it also results in a more rigid surface for greater impact resistance and provides exceptional sound protection.

Another of the newer choices on the home improvement market today, cement fiber siding has real appeal for property owners seeking a long-lasting siding replacement. Extremely durable and natural looking, this top-of-the-line siding material offers the enduring appearance of wood without the incessant maintenance demands. The compressed layers of concrete and wood fiber are fire and termite proof, and while fiber cement is pricier than most other siding options, many homeowners consider the improvement in longevity and beauty well worth the additional investment. Contact Monarch Roofing to find out more about cement fiber siding installation for your home.

For properties situated in wooded landscapes, nothing enhances the natural surroundings of a home more than cedar siding. Available in stains of browns, grays, and other earthy tones, cedar shingles or shakes offer the genuine appearance of real wood with a bit less upkeep than wood clapboards. With either variety, however, it’s important to find a contractor with experience repairing and installing natural wood siding, that way you can prevent such potential problems as peeling and rotting wood and help to protect the integrity of your beautiful cedar siding for many years to come.

The time is now to start preparing to give your home a Spring makeover. Contact Monarch Roofing, your roofing and siding experts to inquire on these options and more for your home and to get assistance on choosing the best one for you!

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