How to Pick the Best Siding for Your Twin Cities Residential Home

 

Most siding contractors working in the Twin Cities area know that house. The neighborhood house where eager homeowners did not quite get it right. Something about the selection of roofing, siding, maybe a paint color — it does not add up to an attractive whole. The quality of installation and materials can be very high, but if an element does not fit well with the rest, your home’s value could drop. Curb appeal could be lost. How can you pick the right siding for your Twin Cities home?

Color

Perhaps the most noticeable choice you can make is the color of the siding you select. Savvy Twin Cities homeowners and siding contractors respect the overall neighborhood appearance, avoiding clashing, jarring colors. Natural tones are everywhere.

Whether you choose an engineered wood product like LP Smartside or fiber-cement siding from James Hardie, you can tap a wide array of colors.

Material

Vinyl siding is an economical choice requiring almost no maintenance. It is a good choice if you need to spread your funds across a roof, siding and new windows. Some homeowners find it is a bit glossier than they may prefer and it does not hold up to hail damage, so they opt for hard board (LP SmartSide) siding or the even more durable fiber-cement siding (James Hardie).

The premium material is seamless aluminum or steel siding, offering tough, durable protection from hail, wind and weather.

Pattern

What do you like? Board and batten, horizontal lap siding, cedar shakes? How about a stone or shingle look? With fiber-cement and hard board siding materials, you can enjoy realistic patterns that combine traditional looks with modern engineering.

Craftsman style, Victorian and multi-story homes are showplaces for mixing styles, too, with attention to gables and soffits in contrasting textures and patterns.

Ranch and modern homes naturally invite the clean, crisp prairie lines of lap siding. Cottages and vacation homes look charming in shakes and shingle siding.

Insulation

Some siding products, such as Craneboard, have insulation built in. Keep your Twin Cities home cozy all winter and cooler in summer. Coupled with fiberglass batts in the walls, your insulated siding can save you money for decades to come.

For professional guidance selecting the right look and feel in siding for your home, turn to the siding contractors Twin Cities homeowners have come to trust. Contact Midwest Exteriors Plus Inc. today!

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