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Choosing the right siding

Oct 30th, 2017 // Blog, Siding Repair and Replacement


With the winter weather just around the corner, it is the perfect time to start planning your next year’s projects. From interior remodels to exterior renovations, Bauerle Roofing can help you achieve your dream home. But, we want to focus on something important, the curb appeal of your house. Does it really have the look you are going for? Do you hate driving up and seeing cracked or faded siding? We’ve got just the solution for you. Let’s take a look at the different types of siding that can choose from on your big spring home renovations.

Wood Siding:

If you are going for a sophisticated and unique look, wood siding is your best bet. Wood siding offers a traditional charm that is unmatched when viewed from afar and up close. If the price point is a big issue, wood clapboard is a less expensive option while still offering a nice aesthetic. However, wood siding is not without its faults. Common issues with wood siding include rot, warping, twisting, insect and woodpecker issues. So, ask yourself how important style is. If you choose the wood siding route, you will need to provide upkeep with refinishing from time-to-time.

Plastic Siding:

Think of plastic siding as vinyl’s big brother. It is thicker, heavier, and more impact resistant than vinyl. However, it comes with a slightly steeper price tag. Plastic siding comes in many different colors and style that offer to unique looks that can mimic woods even when standing up close. If you are looking for a siding with more durability and minimal upkeep, plastic siding may be the route to go.

Fiber Cement Siding:

Fiber cement? Isn’t that super heavy? Nope! Fiber cement siding is composed of water, wood pulp, fly ash, and cement and costs roughly the same as vinyl siding. Fiber cement siding has a unique character trait in that it can mimic the look and feel of wood while offering fire and insect-proof solutions. During the winter months, fiber cement stacks up against the cold nicely as it does not become brittle, leaving your home beautiful all year-round. A little upkeep and fiber cement siding should last you 15-20 years.

Vinyl Siding:

If you are looking for a cost-effective siding option, vinyl siding might be the best choice for you. Known for its low price point and minimal upkeep, vinyl siding is one of the more popular options in the Indianapolis market. Available in numerous colors, vinyl siding is a great choice for siding that is virtually impervious to warping and rot, but still pose issues when it comes to rattling, cracking, and excessive heat damage. Though you can find vinyl siding that offers aesthetics from afar, you will want to make sure you view the product up close to see the detail and final look.

For a more in-depth look at your options and to answer any questions regarding your new siding project. Contact us today!

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