Purchasing new siding is a major decision for any homeowner or business owner. You want the siding you choose to be a great long-term fit for the property. Making the right decisions about when to invest in a siding replacement and the best material and color for your job ensures you’ll be satisfied with your new siding for years to come.
Determine Time for a Siding Replacement
Inspect your siding for warping, which indicates it must be replaced. Keep an eye out for mold and mildew growth as well, which don’t always point to failing siding but may reveal other issues with the building. Dry rot is another common problem with wood siding. You may be able to replace dry rot-damaged sections, but most Chicagoland roofing contractors recommend a full siding replacement.
Understand Benefits of Siding Replacement
Siding isn’t cheap, which means many homeowners and business owners put off investing in it for as long as possible. New siding isn’t the most exciting purchase, but it comes with a wealth of advantages. Fresh, clean siding improves a building’s curb appeal instantly. It also makes a structure easier to clean and maintain, saving you money down the road.
As you weigh varying siding materials, consider your budget and the amount of upkeep you want to put into the siding. The given climate and the types of siding common to your area will also factor into your final decision. The siding should be well suited to the climate and should fit in with the surrounding properties. While your siding doesn’t need to match other properties exactly, you don’t want to select siding that will lower the value of the home.
You want to select a siding color that fits with the existing theme of the building without being overly matching. If you’ll be making other exterior upgrades in the near future, make sure the siding fits with these plans. Lighter colors are preferable for hot climates, as they won’t absorb as much heat as darker colors. Think about a color that fits well within your neighborhood, too.
Adams Roofing is a third-generation Chicago area roofing company serving the western and northwestern Chicago suburbs. From completing a small siding replacement job to overhauling an entire property, we strive to offer excellent customer service to all of our clients. Contact us today to learn more.