When tackling a home addition, it’s natural to pay more attention to the interior, but your improvement can impact curb appeal too. While it’s convenient to match your existing exterior cladding, it’s actually an opportunity to add a second material to introduce a new style or color.
Here are some top siding choices:
Let’s start with the classic. Wood, as a building material, is as old as time and it continues to be fashionable in this day and age because of its desirable, inherent qualities. With proper maintenance, it has extremely high durability. Cedar shakes are thick, creating a dimensional appearance. Since each piece is different from the next, wood can lend unique character to your home exterior.
Stainable and paintable, wood can take on different looks over the course of its life to help keep your home fresh and inviting. Other materials mimic its shape and texture, but nothing beats genuine lumber. Available in a mid-range price, it’s a smart investment if you value excellent weather endurance and architectural authenticity.
Experts in home additions and exterior renovations will attest that vinyl is today’s most sought-after siding option. It’s not only the most economical material on the market, it likewise involves low costs of labor and maintenance.
However, affordability isn’t the driving force behind its immense popularity. Although it’s technically a kind of plastic, it’s a tough one. It’s impervious to moisture and painless to clean because the dirt washes off easily.
Experienced siding and window contractors will agree that the industry has a new favorite material: fiber cement. Emulating the look of wood and stucco but weathers like stone, it’s built to last in any climate. It’s slightly costlier than genuine lumber, but that’s because it’s noncombustible. Fiber cement isn’t perfect, like any material, but it’s almost there.
Sturdy Home Improvement Inc. specializes in different siding materials and carries the products of trusted manufacturers, including CertainTeed and James Hardie®. Call (413) 217-0855 or send us a message to schedule your free consultation to discuss your home addition in Springfield, MA, or any neighboring community.