Restore Your Home: How to Choose the Right Type of Siding for Your Home

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If the exterior of your home is weather-beaten, and in need of a makeover, it's time to think about your options. If siding isn't on your list of options, it's time to change your list. Siding provides benefits that you might not have thought about. In fact, siding can protect your home from energy loss, water damage, and even wood rot. But, before you invest in new siding for your home, make sure you choose the right material.

There are four different types of siding material you can choose from for your home. Those are cement, vinyl, wood, and foam-backed vinyl siding. If you're not sure which type of material to choose from, take a look at the advantages of each. 

Cement Siding

If you're going to invest in siding for your home, cement is an excellent option. Cement siding increases the energy efficiency of your home and helps to prevent pest infestations. It's also fire-resistant, which is beneficial when you live in an area that's at risk for wildfires. Another benefit of cement siding is that it comes in a variety of colors and textures. In fact, you can find cement siding that will give your home the appearance of wood. 

Wood Siding

If you're looking for an eco-friendly choice for your siding, look no further than wood. One of the benefits of wood siding is that it's an all-natural material. In fact, you can even choose to use reclaimed wood, which makes your new wood siding even more eco-friendly. Wood siding is easy to install, which helps to reduce the amount of work needed to revamp your home. As an added benefit, wood siding can be painted to change the look of your home. 

Foam-Backed Siding

If you need a siding that provides maximum energy-efficiency, take a look at foam-backed vinyl siding. Foam-backed vinyl siding provides a vinyl exterior, which means it's easy to clean, and won't suffer from weather damage. As an added advantage, the foam backing helps to reduce the amount of noise that will come through the walls, which means your home will be more peaceful. 

Vinyl Siding

Finally, if you're looking for new siding for your home, but you're working with a budget, talk to your siding contractor about traditional vinyl siding. Vinyl siding provides all the benefits you're looking for in siding, including ease-of-maintenance, and weatherproofing. Vinyl siding also comes in a variety of colors, so that you can customize the appearance of your home.

For a second opinion, contact siding installation companies. 

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Green Living: A Guide to Saving on Energy Usage

Saving money is important in a home with six children. As they grow, the bills seem to grow with them. After paying a particularly high energy bill, I decided that enough was enough. I researched ways that I could make my home more energy efficient without spending a ton of money. To help other parents in the same boat, I created this blog. Helpful tips, such as replacing your home's windows, can save you a great deal of money in the long run. Hopefully, the information provided here can also help preserve the environment and make it a better place for our children.