Your home is your most important investment, so it makes sense that you want to protect it and keep it in the best possible condition. Although there are numerous ways you can help maintain your home, one thing you may want to consider is your siding.
Siding is both a protective and decorative covering that is installed on the exterior walls of a home or a building. It can be made of many different materials, such as vinyl or fiber cement.
Our team here at Hammer Time Roofing recognizes that not everyone is aware of the importance of their home’s siding. In this article, we’d like to briefly explain three key benefits of well-maintained siding.
- Weather Protection: Siding, like your roof and gutters, helps protect and shield your home from severe weather. Siding is water resistant, and it’s designed to direct water away from your home. When it’s properly installed and cared for, siding also prevents moisture from getting inside.
- Pest Prevention: Pests are talented at finding gaps and other ways to enter your home, but siding acts as an extra barrier to keep them out. It can keep your interior sealed off from potential pests, but it’s also important to choose a siding material that won’t attract pests in the first place. For example, you may not want to get wood siding if you want to do everything you can to prevent termites.
- Insulation: Although siding isn’t an effective insulator, it still helps seal up your home from the outdoors. It keeps your heated and cooled air from escaping while preventing outside air from entering through gaps. As a result, siding can improve your home’s energy efficiency.