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Installing new siding can be a significant investment, which is why it’s crucial to select high-quality siding material. With so many options, how do you know which siding material is right for your home?

As a credentialed siding contractor in the region, Spicer Bros. Construction is here with three practical tips:

Think About the Local Climate

Choose a siding material that can withstand the elements characteristic of your region. Certain regions have harsher weather, so some products tend to deteriorate faster when used in the wrong area.

When it comes to durability, fiber cement, especially James Hardie®’s brand, outperforms most of its counterparts. It resists moisture, solar damage, pest infestation, fire, and even time.

Consider Your Home’s Style

Every architectural style has its own quintessential siding design. Selecting a cladding material that complements your architecture is imperative because choosing a discordant one might create a jarring effect. Although tradition might pressure you to clad your exterior walls with wood, a superior alternative—vinyl—lets you harness the benefits of timber without its disadvantages.

Of all wood substitutes, vinyl is the most popular. It graphically emulates the charm of authentic timber while delivering exceptional moisture repellence. In the past, the “plastic look” of vinyl turned many homeowners off, but that is no longer the case today.

The same can be said about James Hardie fiber cement siding. It is available in many colors and textures, making it indistinguishable from natural cedar.

Don’t Forget About Maintenance

While that high-maintenance siding you’re tempted to choose might look fantastic in the first year or two after installation, you may soon regret it. Periodic painting may effectively restore the attractive appearance of your exterior walls, but it’s costly, disruptive, and unhealthy.

On the other hand, vinyl and fiber cement siding solutions are nearly maintenance-free. Retaining their factory-coated finish despite exposure to corrosive elements, they never need painting. Simply spray them down with a hose to remove any filth and bring back their youthful glow.

Let Spicer Bros. Construction help you choose the most practical siding solution for Easton and Salisbury, MD, as well as Lewes, DE. Contact us today for your in-home consultation, and we’ll be happy to schedule it at your most convenient day and time.