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Siding 101

There is a lot to know and to understand about siding before making an informed decision on the siding that is right for your house. You may be surprised, but it’s more than just the way it looks on the outside of your home. To truly understand siding, you must first understand what its importance is and how it is applied. To makes things simple, the same principle is used for all siding applications, although there will be some variation among different materials. Brick and stone, for example, require masonry work which involves much more skill then your average siding installation.

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty! Beneath the exterior siding that you see as curb appeal, rests the sheathing that is installed under the siding. The sheathing is an important aspect in the process of siding installation. It consists of plywood and a layer of building paper. The sheathing is attached to the studs that make up the support structure for your walls. If you are having your existing siding replaced then your siding professionals will need to check the condition of the sheathing before applying your new siding. If the sheathing is worn or damaged then it will have to be replaced.

Typically, sheathing does not have to be replaced very often. But if it does need to be replaced, rest assured because it is not very expensive. Sheathing replacement is mainly due to the fact that there is a large amount of treatment and glue involved in keeping it together. If water somehow finds its way to the sheathing then the sheathing can rot very quickly, but generally the siding and roof protects it from any water damage.

 Once the sheathing is either installed or checked and repaired, then you are ready to install the new siding. Keep in mind, siding is extremely important to a house it is responsible for defending your home against harmful outside conditions. It works much like the clothing that covers your skin and guards you from rain, wind and extreme temperatures. Similar to how clothing designers put an endless amount of time into making the most functional and fitting outfits, siding manufacturers have spent years researching and developing different siding types to serve as durable and stylish products for the exterior of your home.

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Siding 101

There is a lot to know and to understand about siding before making an informed decision on the siding that is right for your house. You may be surprised, but it’s more than just the way it looks on the outside of your home. To truly understand siding, you must first understand what its importance is and how it is applied.

Shopping for Vinyl Siding

Any conscious consumer is wise enough to keep their budget in mind while shopping around for new siding, or any other item for that matter. Siding, in particular, can be broken down into the cost for installation and the cost for material. These are the two areas that you should focus on when trying to purchase the best siding option that fits into your budget. Furthermore, their will be additional costs for maintaining your siding that you should make sure to consider.

Siding Preparation

Of course you are paying to have your siding installed and most of the work rests in the hands of the professionals you have hired, but before the professionals arrive at your house there are a few things that you can do to prepare for them. The good news is that these things are not very difficult or time-consuming at all. In fact, it should only take you a few minutes.