Siding comes in a number of different designs, colors and materials. If you are thinking of adding siding to your Chicagoland home, it may help to know a little bit about the different siding materials that are available to you.
This information can be found in an excellent article by home repair expert, Bob Formisano entitled Types of Siding for the Home – Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum, Cement Fiber. This article provides detailed information about each of these four siding types. Some information Formisano offers can be found below.
Wood Siding: This siding is aesthetically pleasing and is often a top choice for historic homes. Unfortunately, it is very high-maintenance, particularly if you choose to paint rather than stain it. Some other considerations include:
Aluminum Siding: This low-maintenance siding is frequently installed on newer homes. Other considerations include:
Vinyl Siding: This low-cost, low-maintenance siding option is a popular choice among area homeowners. Some other considerations include:
Fiber Cement Siding: This is the latest development in residential siding and it the siding type chosen by Formisano for his own home. It is very low maintenance, beautiful and made from recyclable materials. Some other considerations include:
You can get more complete and detailed information about each of these siding types by reading the full article here.
Before you make any decision about siding for your home, be sure to speak with local contractors to get more information as well as an estimate for your installation job. If you live in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, you will want to include Baltic Home Improvements on your short-list of potential contractors to do the job. We are an award-winning home improvement firm located in Lemont, but we service a number of area neighborhoods. Find out why we are the top choice of Chicagoland homeowners by contacting us today.
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