3 Questions to Ask before Buying New Siding

One easy way to give your house a new look is to put new siding on it. Siding comes in different colors, styles, and materials, so you can make your home look just about any way you want it to, whatever fits your aesthetic, your neighborhood, or any other criteria you choose. If you are going to get new siding put on your house, you should talk to a contractor about your choices. Since the contractor installs a lot of siding, they will be able to get you a lot of information if you ask them some questions. What should you ask them about?

Fire Resistance

If you live in an area prone to wildfires, you want to do what you can to keep your house as safe as possible. One way to do that is to have siding resistant to fire. While no material is ever truly fireproof, some materials are very fire resistant. These include metal siding, which is probably the most resistant to fire, and fiber cement, which is also highly resistant. Your contractor will be able to help you choose the siding that is going to keep your house safest. 


You should also talk to the contractor about how long each of the siding materials will last. They will all have different lifespan ranges, and if you want to get as much life out of them as possible, then you need to make sure that you ask the contractor which materials have the lifespan you are looking for. Keep in mind that the lifespan the contractor tells you will be a range, and the higher end of the range will be under ideal circumstances. 


While you want siding that will look good, you don't want to have to put a lot of work into maintaining it. Some siding is going to be a lot more maintenance than others. For example, vinyl siding is relatively easy to maintain. To clean it off, you can just spray it with a hose. You can also use that cleaning time to check if there are any holes or other damage to the siding. 

If you want to change the look of your house, adding siding to the home is a pretty easy way to make it happen. Talk to a contractor in your area about siding materials. Ask them a few questions so that you can get all the information you will need to make the best possible decision.

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