Siding is a protective yet decorative barrier for your home’s walls against the elements. There are numerous ways your home’s Hardie siding can get damaged. A common way is when objects hit the siding, whether that be a stray soccer ball, hail, or a loose outdoor air conditioning unit. If it is your HVAC unit, you can call your local air conditioning technician for repairs. This Orange, CA HVAC company provides a lot of good information on how to care for your outside HVAC unit to keep it from damaging your home’s siding. Capital Construction offers a wide range of Hardie siding selections for you to choose from for your Burnsville, MN home, so call us at 952-222-4004 for installations.
Pros and Cons of Each Type of Siding
- Vinyl: Its low cost, versatility, and accessibility makes vinyl siding the most popular siding choice for American households. The ease of installation has many ambitious homeowners installing the siding themselves! Make sure you properly install it, or repairs will cost more than your free labor.
- Wood: Providing a weathered and beachy look, wood siding is often seen on New England homes and bungalows. Wood requires more maintenance than other siding options because it can get damaged by rain and weather. Periodic recoats or restaining of the wood is required.
- Brick: The siding that requires no maintenance over its lifetime, brick is more expensive. The installation process is intense, so rates for that increase, but you will have siding that will outlive you!
- Stone: The most expensive out of all siding options, one square of stone siding can cost $30! But you will get a gorgeous exterior that will last a lifetime with no maintenance if properly installed.
- Fiber Cement: Combining the look of vinyl and wood, fiber cement siding is low maintenance, and fireproof. This siding can last 25-50 years.