When choosing a siding replacement, it’s important to choose one that can handle your area’s climate. That’s because your siding—the largest part of your home’s exterior—plays an important role in protecting your home from the elements.
How does siding protect your home?
Siding Prevents Water From Infiltrating Your Home
Moisture damage can lead to a host of problems for your interior and exterior, the most common of which are mold and rot. That’s why you need to choose a type of siding that’s suited to your area’s climate. For instance, vinyl siding easily sheds rainwater and has minimal maintenance, making it ideal for wet climates. If, on the other hand, your area is frequented by storms, we’d recommend choosing fiber cement siding. This type of siding is durable enough to withstand hail and wind damage.
Siding Secures Your Home’s Interior and Structure
The wooden frames and beams that form the structure of your home are vulnerable to moisture damage. By preventing rainwater from infiltrating your interior, your siding also helps protect your home’s structure.
Protects Your Interior From Extreme Temperatures
Siding, combined with insulation layers, protects your home from extreme temperatures while maintaining a consistent level of indoor comfort. However, prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can take its toll on your home’s exterior and slowly wear down your siding. That’s why we recommend homeowners choose a type of siding that can withstand freeze-thaw cycle (repeated contractions and expansions caused by abrupt changes in temperatures).
Don’t Forget About Your Home’s Exterior Design
Don’t forget that your siding forms a large part of your home’s curb appeal, being the largest and most noticeable part of your exterior. That’s why in addition to a siding replacement’s durability, you also need to take into account its color and design. Your siding should complement the other parts of your exterior, including your roof and windows.
Want to know more about your siding options? Consult a professional contractor.
Masters Roofing, a Better Business Bureau®-accredited company, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including siding installation and exterior painting service options. To request a free estimate, call us at (901) 871-7663 or fill out this form. Talk to us today! We serve homeowners in Memphis, TN, as well as the surrounding communities.