After your roof, your siding is the most important element when it comes to protecting your home and your family. It protects your house from wind, rain, ice, and whatever else New England weather can throw at it. Siding also keeps moisture away from your house to prevent rot and mold or mildew growth. When it comes time to get new siding for your house, you have multiple options, all with their own pros and cons.
Here are some common options that you can choose for siding for your house.
New England houses have a certain traditional look, and wood siding is a major contributor to that look. Natural wood siding is a popular choice because it looks great and is the traditional material for siding. It’s relatively easy to clean and will last a long time with regular maintenance. If you keep up with the maintenance, your siding can last at least 20 years. One of the challenges of natural wood siding is that it is susceptible to rot if it retains moisture.
Although it is a more expensive option, engineered wood is a good alternative to natural wood. If you want the traditional wood look for the siding for your house but you want to avoid some of the drawbacks of natural wood, engineered wood is a good option. Natural wood siding is often cedar, which is very expensive, or pine, which is not very durable. Engineered wood is a good compromise between the two.
Vinyl siding is quickly becoming the most popular siding choice among homeowners. In years past, people shied away from it because it didn’t look very good. Even from the street, it sometimes looked like your house was made from plastic. Recently, the design of vinyl siding has come a long way, and it is indistinguishable from wood siding until you get very close. Vinyl siding is the most affordable option in most cases. It is also very easy to maintain and can last over 60 years.
Choose the Best Siding for Your House with MRC Construction
When it comes to choosing the best siding for your house, MRC Construction has you covered. We only use premium materials, so you can rest assured that your home and family are protected. New siding will also increase your house’s curb appeal and resilience to the elements.