Protecting the exterior of your home and improving its appearance can be accomplished by investing in siding installation. Siding is an affordable and durable option that can radically remake the appearance of your home.
Does Installing Siding To The Exterior Of Your Home Require Structural Changes?
Siding has the advantage for homeowners of being easy to install without requiring sizable changes to the exterior of the house. This is a practical benefit for individuals that want to make this change while keeping the costs as low as possible or that may want to revert their home and have the siding removed at some point in the future. Typically, the siding will simply rest on the exterior of the home, which can make it possible to install it on almost any part of a home's exterior with minimal work.
Does Exterior Siding Ever Need To Be Replaced?
Both vinyl and composite siding are remarkably durable materials that excel at withstanding the effects of weathering. However, even these materials will eventually suffer enough wear to require them to be replaced. In the case of normal wear and tear, you should only expect to need to replace the siding once every couple of decades. It is also possible for your siding to suffer fairly significant damage as a result of impacts. For those that live in areas that regularly receive very strong storms or that are in a location with an elevated risk of impact damage, such as along a golf course, choose a siding that is rated as being impact resistant so that these threats are less likely to cause damage that will have to be repaired.
Will Siding Prevent Termites And Other Pests From Damaging The Exterior Of The Home?
While vinyl and composite siding are not vulnerable to damage from termites or other common pests, you should not assume that this means the siding will be able to act as armor for the house. In reality, it is still possible for these pests to find paths to the wood of the home where they can cause severe damage that may go unnoticed for a long period of time. This means that the exterior and interior of the home should still be treated by a pest control professional at regular intervals in order to keep these pests away from the property. In fact, these treatments may be critically important as the siding will make it harder for the homeowner to see some of the wood parts of the house that may be at risk of developing termite damage.
Contact a local roofing contractor to learn more about siding.