3 Keys To Quality Home Siding

If you want the quality, durability and appeal of your home to remain high, it is of the utmost importance that you begin taking care of the exterior structure to the best of your ability. Doing this will allow you to always have high property values, while safeguarding your home from the elements. Start with your home siding, by considering the types of siding, cost of installation and maintenance that goes into the siding. Don't hesitate to reach out to a roofer or siding contractor that can help you out more. 

#1: The Types Of Home Siding

When looking for a siding installation, it pays to consider the many different types of siding on the market that you can purchase. There are six main types of siding that you might look into purchasing for your home, including vinyl, wood, fiber cement, brick, stucco and stone. Vinyl siding is among the most common siding types and among the cheapest and easiest to install. Wood siding gives an elegant appearance and can possibly last as long as a century. Fiber cement siding gives the beautiful appearance of wood siding, at a fraction of the cost. Brick siding is typically crafted from fired clay and can either be produced with solid brick or a brick veneer. Stucco material is crafted from limestone and sand, in order create a Spanish-style influence. Stone siding or stone veneer is long lasting and provides a classical, elegant appearance. 

#2: Understand The Cost Of Siding Work

If you want to be sure that you are able to budget for your siding work, make sure that you understand the costs. For instance, you'll need to learn how much it'll cost to have siding installed or repaired, should something go wrong with it. On an average basis, you might expect to pay close to $9,000 when getting siding installed. In terms of repairs, it will cost you lose to $600. Make sure that you get estimates in writing from various professionals in your area, to be sure that you are getting the best deal on their work. 

#3: Focus On Preventative Maintenance

There's no reason that your siding shouldn't last for many years as long as you provide some preventative maintenance throughout the course of ownership. One of the easiest ways to care for your siding is through thorough cleaning. You can use a warm soap and water solution, with either a brush or a pressure washer, in order to loosen up dirt and debris and prevent the development of grime. If you want to have your siding professionally cleaned, it might cost you anywhere between $300 and $500. If you rent a power washer to handle the cleaning, you may have daily charges of about $75.

Follow these three tips and use them to make the most of your home siding installation.