If you are considering new siding for your residence, you should know that it is a large investment. As such, you’ll want to make sure you are making the right choice. In possession of the proper knowledge and being armed with which questions to ask, you can improve your home’s aesthetic appeal with ease. Residents of Alpha, NJ and the surrounding area are encouraged to reach out to our experts at Warren Thompson & Son Roofing & Siding with any inquiries they may have.

1. What Siding Material Options are Available?

It is important to know that there are several siding options available. Knowing which materials work best for your home and budget can help you make the right purchase decision. Our siding experts can explain the unique benefits and pitfalls of each option available to you. You should also consider driving around your neighborhood to determine which siding options are most popular in your area.

2. Does Brand Really Matter?

When it comes to siding options, you will find that there are several brands available. As though it isn’t hard enough choosing a material, now you must sort through brands. However, choosing a brand doesn’t have to be a headache.

Our experts can help you determine which brand provides the best quality while also giving you plenty of bang for your buck. You should always consider the quality of your siding. Higher-quality materials will provide more longevity than siding made with lower-quality materials.

3. How Does Siding Affect My Home’s Energy Efficiency?

Believe it or not, choosing the proper siding for your home can improve your home’s energy efficiency. Siding acts as a form of insulation to help maintain the internal temperature of your home. Discuss siding options with one of our professionals to determine which material will provide you with the best form of insulation, especially if lowering your energy bills is an important factor.

4. How Important Is New Siding

We can inspect your home to help you determine if new siding is a necessity. If there are signs of damage or the siding you currently have is heavily worn and faded, it may be time to replace it. You should also consider the age of your current siding. If it is old and outdated, it may be in your best interests to consider replacement siding.

In some instances, new siding is not needed, but perhaps you are ready to update the look of your home. You can do so by investing in a different siding material. The answer to whether new siding is important really depends on several factors. Our professionals can meet with you in person to better help you answer this question.

5. What Kind of Maintenance Goes into New Siding?

The type of maintenance your new siding installation needs will depend on which material you choose. If you opt for brick siding, for example, it will have high maintenance needs. For instance, you will have to clean the bricks one to two times a year. You should also inspect the bricks once a year for signs of wear and tear such as cracks or missing mortar.

Vinyl siding, on the other hand, requires far less maintenance than other materials. At most, you would need to power wash the vinyl on occasion to keep it looking clean and sleek. Keep in mind that vinyl is not the only low-maintenance material. If you are looking for something that will not take a lot of hard work to maintain, speak to one of our experts. If you don’t mind high-maintenance materials, there are plenty of very appealing material options available.

6. What Limitations Will I Face Concerning Color and Style?

The material you choose will determine what color and style options are available to you. Vinyl siding tends to offer the widest range of colors and styles. In fact, vinyl can be painted nearly any color you can think of, which makes it a popular choice for many homeowners. You can also choose from various styles with different textures and select one that best suits your home. When it comes to wood or brick siding, you may find your color and style options more limited.

7. Is New Siding Installation a Huge Expense?

The cost of new siding installation will depend on several different factors. For instance, the material you choose will determine how much you pay. Vinyl is often the most affordable whereas wood and fiber cement are considered more mid-range materials. The most expensive materials are often stucco, stone, steel, and brick.

Installation costs will also vary based on the size of your home. The larger your residence, the more expensive the installation will be. You may want to investigate your homeowner’s insurance to determine if the cost of siding installation is covered under your policy. In some situations, your policy may cover new siding installation if the existing siding is damaged by bad weather.

If your policy does not cover the cost of new siding, you can always speak with us about finance options. With approved credit, we offer financing to help offset the up-front costs of expensive installation. No homeowner should have to sacrifice updates to their home simply because up-front costs stand in their way.

8. How Long Will My New Siding Last?

When you choose to invest in new siding, you want to make sure your investment lasts. The longevity of your new siding will vary based on a few different factors. For instance, the material you choose will determine the life span of your siding. Also, proper maintenance can prolong the life of your siding.

Vinyl siding, wood siding, and aluminum siding often last anywhere from 20 to 40 years whereas fiber cement siding lasts 50 years or more. Stone siding is another long-lasting material that can endure between 20 and 75 years depending on whether it is natural or manufactured stone.

Failure to properly maintain your siding can result in it degrading, which can shorten its life span. Make sure you talk to one of our professionals to gain insight on proper maintenance tips to ensure your siding lasts as long as possible. You can also choose to invest in professional maintenance, which will help improve the life span of your siding.

If you are ready to invest in new siding for your home, reach out to us here at Warren Thompson & Son Roofing & Siding. We look forward to working with you and answering all your siding-related questions. We are your go-to company for siding installation, repair, and maintenance, and we can provide you with various options based on your wants, needs, and overall budget. In addition, we can take care of all your roofing needs.

Choosing siding for your home can seem like a daunting task, especially with so many things to consider. Fortunately, we can make the process effortless by helping you make the right choice. Stop in and see us in person or call us today to learn more about how Warren Thompson & Son Roofing & Siding can help you update the look of your home in Alpha with new siding. Turn to us for any storm damage services too!

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