New Siding? So Many Options!

When it comes to dealing with exterior damage of your house, it’s important to get an expert’s opinion on various types of materials if you don’t consider yourself to be the “handyman” type. One element of your home that can be easily damaged and has a strong impact on the style or appearance of a house is its siding. There are many options to consider as far as materials are concerned when choosing new siding. PM Environmental can help provide cost-effective, innovative solutions for any construction project.

There are seven main different types of siding: vinyl, cedar, aluminum, cement, wood, metal and steel. Cedar log siding is among one of the most common types of siding. Vinyl siding is the most popular siding available. It requires little maintenance and can be installed by the homeowner.

  • Cedar siding provides an attractive, natural wood surface. Its sophisticated appearance often matches nicely with the interior of a home.
  • Cement siding is ideal in that it provides a permanent structure sure to withhold any damage by the elements. In the situation where cement siding is chosen, sleek and attractive design is often compromised for its durability and practicality.
  • Wood siding is perhaps the least ideal choice for siding material. It is not weather proof and can be damaged by termites. Unlike cement siding, wood siding provides a gorgeous, aesthetically pleasing effect visually.
  • Metal siding is the most popular choice for siding. It is ideal in that it provides a durable foundation while also appearing attractive to the eye with its sleek, polished finish. One choice for metal siding is aluminum. Although it does require professional services to install, it is versatile and comes in many color finishes and textures.
  • Steel siding is another choice available when considering metal siding. It is incredibly durable, attractive, requires little maintenance. It is the strongest, most sturdy choice for siding. Although it can be costly, it is generally worth the extra cost.
When building or improving a home, it’s important to hire professionals to conduct assessments which warn against any environmental hazards. This is just one of many services that phase I environmental consulting can offer.

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