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How to Pick the Best Siding for Your Home

The time has come to upgrade the siding on your DMV area home! The one big question you have: “What type of siding is best for my home?”

Well, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at Key Choice Restore’s selection of siding with all the pros and cons to help you decide your best match!

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is known as the most frequently used siding in the United States since the late 1950s, and for good reason.

Pros

  • Affordable Option: The main reason vinyl siding is so popular is its availability, as it’s the most affordable option on the market!
  • Low Maintenance: Vinyl siding takes virtually no work to maintain. Cleaning this siding is as simple as washing it down with a hose.
  • Variety of Choices: Vinyl siding has, by far, the most color and style option to choose from.

Cons

  • Not Environmentally Friendly: Vinyl materials are not the most environmentally friendly product. Hazardous toxins will be released when vinyl siding gets hot enough.
  • Doesn’t Last Long: While vinyl siding lasts quite a while, it has the shortest lifespan of all siding at 25 years on average.

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding saw its glory days between the 40s to 70s. However, it’s still a viable option for your DMV area home!

Pros

  • Environmentally Friendly: Aluminum siding is mostly made out of recycled materials, which helps reduce our carbon footprint. Even better yet, your aluminum siding is recyclable for when you need to replace it!
  • Affordable: Aluminum siding is made out of lightweight, recycled material which makes installing a breeze and, in turn, easier on your wallet!

Cons

  • Noisy: Rain, high winds, and hail can make your aluminum siding quite noticeable.
  • Out of Style: Aluminum siding had its time in the mid-century. Now, aluminum siding may drive down your home’s value.

Cedar Siding

Cedar siding is natural and quite attractive and has been used for the past few centuries.

Pros

  • Natural: Cedar siding provides a beautiful, natural look to any home.
  • Biodegradable: Since cedar siding is made out of natural materials, it will break down naturally once you remove it!

Cons

  • Flammable: Since Cedar siding is made of wood, flames will devour it.
  • High Maintenance: Keeping cedar siding pristine requires a lot of maintenance. Be prepared to clean and stain cedar siding every year or two.

Fiber Cement

With a hefty investment, fiber cement siding is unmatched.

Pros

  • Long-Lasting: Fiber cement can last over 50 years after installation!
  • Fireproof: Fiber cement siding comes with an A+ fireproof rating.

Cons

  • Expensive: Fiber cement is powerful but comes at a high cost!
  • Laborious Installation: Fiber Cement is like heavy armor, making it difficult to install!

Install Your Siding With Key Choice Restore

When you have a siding project coming up, or you need other exterior work such as roofing or gutters, contact Key Choice Restore!

Get a free quote online or give us a call at 703-584-4469 today!

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