Whether you have an older home or a newer one, siding can give your house a refreshing face-lift as well as many other advantages. Unlike paint, vinyl siding has lasting beauty that requires almost no maintenance. There are other types of siding, too, which you may want to consider depending on your needs.
Adding siding of any type to your home will give you additional insulation and help you save a considerable amount on your energy bills. The more coverage you have on the outside of your house, the better the cool or warm air stays inside it. In addition, no matter what type of siding you choose, you will have very little maintenance and will not have to spend thousands every few years to have your house freshly painted.
Dean Lumber gives you many choices if you decide you want to add siding to your home. There is vinyl siding, a very popular and nearly-no maintenance treatment that comes in coordinating colors and styles. You can choose from many shades of your favorite color and complimentary or contrasting finish trim around the windows and doors. The colors will not fade or corrupt and stays beautiful for the life of the house. Since vinyl siding is weather resistant and flexible; it expands and contracts with the outside temperature, extending its life and insuring it maintains its structural integrity.
If vinyl is not for you, you may want to choose wood/clap board siding or irregular cedar “shake” siding that will give your home a dignified, rustic look. You can have this type of siding stained to any color you like. It is weather resistant; it does take some maintenance but the effect is stunning.
Some people still prefer aluminum siding, which was very popular decades ago before vinyl siding came on the renovation scene. Aluminum is very sturdy and weather resistant, enough to survive violent storms and outside conditions. It can dent, however, and must be painted. You will have to re-paint periodically, just as you must with wood, depending on the weather conditions in your area.
Fiber cement siding is a fairly new development that gives you the appearance and ambiance of natural wood without the frequent maintenance that wood requires. You can paint it any color or combination of color and even change the color scheme in the future if you like. It, too, provides additional insulation for your home and beautifies the exterior while it protects it.
The lumber yard at Dean Lumber gives you many choices if you are thinking of adding siding to your home. There are experienced, licensed and bonded subcontractors to install your choice and consultants to help you choose coordinating colors or advise you in designing the exterior of your home. If you are in Southern Maryland, Dean Lumber is within a short drive of your home, ready to help you with all your designing and construction needs. We will also help you stay within your budget while providing a choice of the highest quality materials for your home.