Buying a home is the single, most-expensive investment most people make. Protecting your Minnesota home then becomes a primary concern and a lifelong commitment. One way to protect the home’s structural integrity and aesthetic beauty is with siding. Siding adds a protective outer shell meant to help the building shed water, repel insects and to some extent insulate.
Today’s marketplace offers a number of siding options to homeowners from brick, cement, metal, stucco, vinyl to wood-clad and wood fiber. While each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, choosing the right material for each home is primarily a matter of personal taste and financial considerations. A professional siding contractor can help you select the material that is right for your home and budget.
Siding performs several important functions. In addition to adding color, texture and curb appeal, siding protects the home from damage caused by pests and the elements. The right siding will reduce the risk of moisture penetrating your home which can lead to the growth of mold. It can also prevent dust mites and bacteria from entering the structure. All three biological elements can lead to allergic or respiratory health problems. Further, moisture penetration from rain, sleet or snow can cause wall sheathing to weaken which, in turn, damages the structural integrity of the house.
Pests such as dust mites, termites and carpenter ants can enter a home that lacks good quality siding or has poorly chosen siding. Dust mites area known allergen for many. Termites and carpenter ants feed on wood and can degrade the wooden frame of home before the homeowner is aware of their presence.
By choosing the right siding that is appropriate for the climate where you are located and suits the amount of maintenance you are willing to provide, you home will be protected from nature’s worst and will your family’s health and safety.
With siding, there is a detailed process and method that varies from one material and house to the next. It is a job best left to hose with the experience to execute the task in a professional and timely manner. While a local handyman may have a little experience, do you really want to trust your home to anyone who is less than an expert in his field? When you are ready to add new siding to your home, a professional siding contractor can help answer your questions and guide you in the decision making process. By listening to and assessing your needs, answering your questions and carefully evaluating your home, your siding contractor can make recommendations that will enhance the beauty of your home and provide lasting protection, too.
Every siding job is different and the details of the work to be performed should be discussed and spelled out in the bid or contract. Typical services include providing a detailed quote that includes all materials and labor costs as well as an estimate of how long the project will take. Removal and disposal of old siding should be discussed and quoted, if needed. Installation of the new siding including trim is next followed by a site cleanup when the job is completed.
New Town Exteriors has been installing siding all over the Twin Cities area for many years. We understand how important your home is and strive to complete each job as if we were siding their own home. Every team of installers is made up of skilled workers who are experts in their field. Your home is in good hands when you hire New Town Exteriors to install your siding.