Replacement siding can not only spruce up your home’s appearance, it can also save you money by reducing your annual home maintenance costs. There are several types of siding on the market, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Wood siding can give a home a natural, rugged look, but it naturally absorbs water and will deteriorate over time. While some types of wood siding are treated with moisture-resisting chemicals, it should still be painted every few years to protect it and keep it looking vivacious. Fiber-cement siding is manufactured to look just like wood, and it is more durable and resists damage from water and termites. It is also more expensive, however. Vinyl siding, generally the cheapest of the three types of siding discussed here, is available in a wide variety of colors and never needs painting. High-quality, thick vinyl siding rarely warps or breaks down and therefore usually carries a long warranty. Periodic pressure washing from a Dallas siding company can return vinyl siding to an almost brand-new appearance.
Dallas siding companies, like siding companies anywhere else, run the gamut in terms of professionalism. Homeowners should be aware of the ways in which they can cut corners. The most common of these is for companies to fit together pieces of scrap in order to fill areas of the house that are smaller than standard, 12-foot-long pieces of vinyl or fiber-cement siding. This will leave seams in the siding that might allow water to enter the home, causing mold or rot. Be aware of this sloppy technique, and only trust Dallas siding companies with respected reputations, such as those vetted by EBSCO Research and featured in Best Pick Reports.