When you are first confronted with an issue in the siding of your home, chances are you won’t be thrilled about the project. Siding is one of those things that we take for granted. When asked, a lot of homeowners can’t even say what type of siding their house has. Yet when it comes to protecting your home from water damage and even conserving energy by limiting heat and AC leaks, siding matters—a lot.
Siding is what delivers the aesthetic appeal you are looking for in a home. Different sidings are common to different regions based on what they offer and what that region requires from a weather standpoint. Some places, like in the Southeast, will require siding that can stand up to harsh winds, while others, say up North, will need siding that won’t buckle in freezing temperatures. In Topeka, there are a variety of choices that you can look for in home siding.
Here are a few of the most popular types of home siding in Topeka:
- Vinyl siding: Vinyl siding is popular because it is cost efficient and sustainable. The low cost and versatility of this type of siding has actually led it to be the most commonly purchased form of siding in the United States currently. However, not all are in love with the aesthetic that this choice delivers, as the vinyl will give the house a plastic-like appearance.
- Wood siding: When it comes to home construction projects, wood is old faithful. Wood siding goes back hundreds of years, and is the type of siding that was used primarily by the early settlers throughout the US. Wood siding is durable, but only when maintained properly, so if you are going to opt for the traditional look of wood, you’ll have to commit to taking care of it by staining and painting the wood regularly to prevent weather damage, and by keeping up on insect and rodent repellants.
- Brick siding: Another common choice that also has historical fame is brick siding, which was commonly used in larger homes, including colonial and tudor style homes. It is uncommon for pure-brick to be used as siding anymore, as it is difficult to work with and very pricy. Instead, many homes with brick will actually be a brick veneer that is attached to a wood frame.
The best choice in siding for you is going to depend on a couple of factors, including the style of your home and your budget. For more information about siding choices, contact us.