A siding and roofing consultation should begin with an evaluation of your existing or planned structure. Exterior features such as stone or logs should be considered. The functionality and beauty of the proposed project should be discussed. If your goal is to cover existing clapboard planks, you may want to choose vinyl siding that mimics the original look. Roof materials should blend with the rest or the architecture.
A low cost option is fiber cement siding. This product will eventually need painting again, but because of its lower pricing, many consumers choose this option when the time comes to build. Cedar siding and shingles are a high end product at the opposite side of the spectrum. Cedar has the beautiful appearance of real wood, but does require a higher level of maintenance through staining.
Steel and aluminum materials are not as popular since the rise of vinyl materials. Metals rust and require more replacements and repairs. Cement stucco is a more durable choice. Wood composites are another affordable option. New construction of houses often use PVC and metal products for siding materials.
A mix of products, such as brick installed with a PVC material, is another popular design trend. A knowledgeable service or contractor will be able to help you select the option that is best suited for your price range and style. Durable siding and roofing products will reduce the amount of maintenance required over the years. Technology continues to provide products that are able to withstand the elements and guarantee you years of satisfaction.