To help your home really shine and boost curb appeal, consider updating and renovating your exterior siding. Continue reading for some inspiration!
If you are considering updating your home’s look and feel, one of the best ways to quickly boost the curb appeal is with new exterior siding. As home architecture and engineering continues to push the limits on what is possible in-home design, there are more options than ever for adding character and life to your home through the high-quality exterior siding.
Whether you are building a new home, re-siding your home with new materials, or just looking for inspiration, here is a guide for what to look for in your new exterior siding choice and a list of the best options for your home:
What To Look For In Your Exterior Siding
According to many home exterior experts, when choosing the siding that you will place on your home, there are six main elements to consider before signing on the dotted line:
With the ever-changing weather on the east coast, you will need to ensure that your siding is water-resistant. This will help your exterior stand up against the elements and increase your home’s exterior’s lifespan.
Every exterior siding option should come with an R-value rating – a value that tells you how resistant the siding is to heat flow in and out of the home. A better R-value will help you trust that your home’s efficiency will keep your home comfortable and your utility bills low.
When considering siding, there are two methods to choose from: install the siding yourself and hiring a siding contractor to install the exterior for you. The more complex the siding installation, the more likely you will want to hire an expert to help you install it properly.
Every home is uniquely built. That’s why siding and exterior materials are versatile enough to fit any home type. Different sidings styles offer a variety of versatility, so make sure to work with an expert to ensure that your choice will fit your home’s style.
Similar to water resistance, you will want to make sure your siding can meet the demands of the east coast weather changes. Wind, rain, snow, and the hot summer sun can take a toll on your exterior siding, so pick a style that is rated for durability amid a variety of types of weather.
Look & Feel
Finally, an essential element of your exterior choice is the aesthetic of the siding. While the above six details are critical in making sure your siding lasts and offers a return on your investment, you will need to make sure you like what you see every day. Take the time to research your options and pick an exterior siding that you love.
Popular Siding Choices In NY & CT
While every siding option we offer at Remodeling Consultants will work hard for your home. The final call comes with the buyer’s personal choice for their unique home needs. Here is a list of some of the most popular exterior siding choices that our customers choose each year:
Stucco: a favorite for years, stucco offers variability and lasting appeal with its mixture of lime, sand, and cement.
Vinyl: one of the most cost-effective options on the market, vinyl siding offers fast installation and easy repairs should damage occur. Vinyl is also easy to clean, which many homeowners love.
Wood: A step up from vinyl, many homeowners love the look and feel of wood siding. Available in horizontal bevel, shakes, and shingles, and batten, wood siding offers a durable and versatile exterior siding option that fits in the NY & CT home market.
Metal: For exterior buildings such as sheds and garages, metal siding offers protection and durability at an effective cost.
Wood Log: For those looking to bring back a historical piece of early east coast life, wood log exteriors are making a comeback. While they look great, be prepared for an increased cost of installation and maintenance.
Stone: Offering the highest quality of durability and a great look, stone siding can bring a strong and classic look to a home. Granite, limestone, and other locally-sourced rock can be installed to create incredible architecture that lasts a lifetime. Highly complicated, stone siding is often best left to professional installation teams.
Bring New Life To Your Exterior Siding With Remodeling Consultants
If you are ready to renovate and rejuvenate your home’s exterior siding, now is the time to contact a team with experience and expertise. At Remodeling Consultants, our team of trained siding contractors has years of experience updating and installing a variety of exterior siding on homes in Westchester or Fairfield County.
Our team is proud to be one of the most trusted remodeling companies servicing Westchester County, NY, and along the NY border in CT, including New Canaan, Greenwich, Westport, Wilton, and Stamford. Give us a call today at our New York office at (914) 381-6900 or our Connecticut office at (203) 321-1250. We can’t wait to help you bring new life to your home!