When it comes to siding your home, the choices are practically endless! Siding gives homeowners the opportunity to add nearly any color or texture to their home’s design. The first step is to choose the appropriate material. Strath Haven Roofing and Restoration installs and repairs these types of siding.
The most common siding material is vinyl, because it is versatile, durable and the most affordable. Vinyl siding is low maintenance, resists mold and mildew, has insulation benefits, and is environmentally friendly since it can be recycled. It retains its color over the years, which makes vinyl a great siding choice.
FIBER CEMENT SIDING
Fiber cement is a composite of cement, wood fiber and other additives which are not only sustainable materials, but ones that withstand the weather, wear, and insects. It has a longer life-span than vinyl, but its best feature is the ability to mimic wood while lasting far longer. Fiber cement is weather resistant, fire resistant, and won’t warp or rot.
Cedar is a sustainable, durable wood, but the main reason people choose cedar siding, or cedar shakes, is due to the style. When it comes to siding, there is nothing more luxurious looking than cedar. It has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, allowing you to leave the wood untreated without worry of excess warping, rotting and cracking. Cedar siding is available in an array of styles including bevel, board and batten, channel, tongue and groove, and wavy edge bevel.