We all want our homes to look their best. When you start to notice the exterior of yours is looking a little worse for wear, or the inside has become a bit drafty, it’s time to consider residing your house. You have plenty of options to give your home an entirely new look, or perhaps you want something that will stand up better to weather. No matter which you choose, New Jersey’s siding experts at George J Keller & Sons will help you create your dream home.
Brick siding is a classic and timeless option for siding since it is appealing, durable, and low maintenance. It is great for dealing with extreme weather; as an insulator, it keeps the inside of the home the ideal temperature regardless of the season. On the downside, brick siding can be quite expensive to purchase and install and client’s sometimes forget that the brick is just a veneer not a full thickness “brick”.
Wood siding is another classic look for your home. The nice thing about wood siding is that you can customize the paint or stain color to anything you can imagine. There is also a wide variety of wood from which to choose to give your house the look you want It’s easy to install and a less expensive option up front, but it will require fairly extensive maintenance every 2-5 years.
If you’re on a budget, this is the most wallet-friendly of the options. Vinyl siding comes in a wide array of colors, styles, and thickness making it a relatively simple installation. If you do choose to go with vinyl, be aware that the thinner the siding you choose, the less insulation and durability it will have. This means you might have to replace it faster or pay more for heating and cooling.
Stone siding will give your home a unique and typically upscale appearance. Since stone is naturally weather resistant, it needs very little maintenance during its long life. There are also many different stones available to you, each giving a slightly different look to the exterior. With this, though, comes a pretty high price tag.
Similar to vinyl in that it is a man-made material, fiber-cement siding is made to mimic the look of wood, brick, or stone while being durable, requiring little maintenance, and being budget-friendly. Additionally, fiber-cement siding is fireproof, water resistant, and repels insects. Installation costs can be higher than vinyl but the lack of maintenance often serves to mitigate the additional costs.
With all of these options available, it can be difficult to choose the one best for you, so call George J Keller & Sons, one of New Jersey’s best home improvement contractors, today at 973-927-0963 to schedule your consultation. Regardless of your choice, they will make your home the envy of the block.