Your siding—the largest part of your exterior—forms a large part of your home’s first line of defense against the elements. In what ways, does siding protect your interior?
Preventing Water From Infiltrating Your Home
The primary function of your siding is to prevent water from infiltrating your home and secure its interior. That’s why it’s important to install a type of siding that can resist moisture. If your area receives a large amount of rainfall every year, vinyl siding would be a good choice. It easily sheds rain, has low maintenance needs, and is the most affordable option on the market. For areas that frequently experience storms and extreme weather events, we recommend choosing durable fiber cement siding. To learn more about your siding options, consult a siding and roofing contractor.
Here’s a tip: It’s best to consult a local contractor because they’re more familiar with your area’s climate and local building codes, allowing them to make better recommendations.
Secures the Interior and Protects Your Home’s Structure
The wooden frames and beams supporting your home are easily damaged. By preventing rain from infiltrating your home, the siding also secures your home’s structure.
Protects the Interior From Extreme Temperatures
Siding, combined with insulation layers, protects your home’s structure from scorching or freezing temperatures and helps maintain indoor comfort. For temperate climates wherein temperatures fluctuate throughout the year, contractors recommend installing fiber cement siding, which doesn’t expand or contract as temperatures rise and fall.
Don’t forget that your siding, alongside your roof, forms a large part of your home’s curb appeal, which is why you should choose a siding and roof replacement that can balance durability and aesthetic appeal. Fortunately, manufacturers offer fiber cement and vinyl siding that can mimic the look and feel of premium materials.
Having trouble choosing a siding replacement?
Genesis Roofing, a company over a decade of experience in the industry, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including siding installation and roof repair services. To get a free estimate, call us at (515) 202-1667 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Des Moines, IA, as well as the surrounding communities.