Why a Vancouver WA Home Builder Wants You to Consider Your Siding the Body Armor of Your Home

The purpose of your siding is to protect your home and also to provide style.  Both of these qualities are important, but people most often focus on the look that the siding will provide. The durability is important too, because when you think about what siding goes through when it takes on Mother Nature on a daily basis, you realize how much it is like your homes body armor.

When you consider the job you ask of you siding, think about it as the first line of defense against:

  • Hail
  • High winds carrying debris
  • Varying temperatures
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Sun
  • Insects
  • Animals

There are a variety of siding options available to you, some are better than others depending on where you live. As you decide, you will consider: durability, style, and price.

Here are a few siding options for your new custom home:

  • Wood is not only more expensive, but also high maintenance. It requires caulking, painting, and refinishing to protect against the elements.
  • Aluminum siding is being more popular because it has high durability, moderate cost, low maintenance, and customization characteristics. Hail is the only main downside to aluminum.
  • Vinyl is one of the most popular options and has been around since the 50’s. This product can offer your home durability, low maintenance, lower cost, and a range of colors and textures.

 

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For help choosing a siding to protect your home, click here.

We always choose the very best materials in our custom homes. For information about siding and other materials we have available, click here.