How To Install Home Siding That Looks Great For A Long Time

Even the best home siding will start to show signs of aging after a while. However, if you choose the right type of siding, it will last much longer under the right conditions as long as you also take care of your house.


For some homes, the siding begins to fade. However, if you choose a home siding option that comes with a baked-on color, you won't have to worry as much about the color fading and your siding will look great for many more years.


Depending on where you live, it's important to have siding that is fire-resistant. For example, your home might be located in a dry area or an area that is prone to forest fires. Fire burns wood siding quickly and can easily melt vinyl siding. However, siding that is rated as being fire-proof will resist fire and will also provide your home with an insurance discount in some cases. 


Make sure to choose a type of siding that will be resistant to pests. Some forms of siding can easily be destroyed by birds and insects. You will want to consider the local ecosystem when deciding what type of siding will protect your home against pests. 

Wooden siding is more likely to be eaten by termites. Therefore, it might make more sense to choose fiber cement siding. This type of siding is also able to hold up better against hail and blizzards. 

The Importance of Hiring Siding Installation Services

However, for your siding to hold up, you will need to have it installed properly. Siding installations are complex and very difficult to get right. For example, you will want to make sure that your siding does not have any overlapping siding joints. Otherwise, your siding will look very wavy. When the overlap is too great, your home will look terrible. 

The siding must be installed using the right nailing technique. Because siding expands and contracts, the nailing should not cause the siding to be so tight that it does not have enough space to move. However, it also shouldn't be too loose so that the siding doesn't start to sag during the summer. 

Make sure that the siding also has enough clearance so that moisture does not become trapped. Then, your siding will be less likely to deteriorate. By taking all of these actions, your siding will last a long time and will be more durable.

Contact a company like Prescott Roofing & Remodeling Inc to learn more.