What Is the Best Siding Material for NY Homes?

If your siding isn’t looking or functioning at its best, it’s likely time to consider a siding replacement project for your home. However, with so many different siding materials to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which option will best suit your needs. Here’s what you need to know so that you can choose the best siding material for your New York home.

Local Considerations to Keep in Mind

Before considering the features and benefits of different types of siding, it’s important to consider the local considerations about the type of siding you need for your home. These considerations may include:

  • The local climate – Here in New York, we experience all four seasons and a wide range of weather conditions throughout the year. Therefore, you’ll want to choose a siding option that can perform well in extreme cold, extreme heat, rain, hail, and wind. Finding a siding material that offers all-around great performance in all types of weather is important for NY homes.
  • The neighborhood aesthetic – When choosing a siding option for your home, aesthetic considerations are also important. If you take a look at the type of siding currently on your home as well as the type of siding on homes around your neighborhood, you’ll want to choose something that matches the local aesthetic so that your home doesn’t stick out in all the wrong ways.
  • What local siding companies offer – Another great way to determine the best siding material for your New York home is to look at what types of siding local siding companies offer. In all likelihood, the types of siding most siding companies are offering are the ones that are ideal for the local climate.

The Best Siding Options for NY Homes

For homes in the New York area, there are two options we recommend as the best types of siding for beauty, performance, and value. If you’re looking for a durable and reliable siding material that will provide lasting protection in all types of weather while providing your home with an attractive aesthetic, we recommend either vinyl siding or fiber cement siding.

Vinyl siding offers reliable weather resistance, defense against moisture and pest damage, and more. Additionally, you’ll have plenty of options for customizing your vinyl siding with profiles that include board and batten, shake, and lap styles. You can also choose from a wide range of colors for a high level of customization with your vinyl siding. Vinyl is a relatively affordable material as well, offering exceptional value for your home.

Fiber cement siding is another great option if you’re looking for a more premium solution for your home. James Hardie® fiber cement siding features a woodgrain texture, fade-resistant color choices, and exceptional performance that will protect your New York home year-round. If you’d prefer a more elevated aesthetic that mimics the look of natural wood but with better performance, fiber cement siding is a great option to consider.

Find the Right Siding for Your Home with TopLine Home Improvement

If you’re looking for the best siding for your home in the New York area, turn to the professionals at TopLine Home Improvement. We proudly offer and install vinyl siding and fiber cement siding for homeowners throughout the region, and we’d be happy to provide you with the best siding for your New York home as well. Contact us today to learn more about our siding replacement services.

Different Types of Siding: the Pros and Cons

Every homeowner wants their home’s exterior to be aesthetically pleasing, budget friendly, and requiring minimal maintenance. But what are the different types of siding, and what are the benefits and drawbacks of each? The experts at TopLine have compiled a brief summary of the pros and cons of the kinds of siding we offer.

Vinyl siding

Vinyl siding is a more common choice for homeowners in the New York area. Vinyl is lower maintenance, requiring a wash every few years, if that, to rid the panels of any dirt or cobwebs. With many types of grain patterns and finishes (like cedar, oak and smooth) to choose from, plus a variety of colors from demure to bright, it’s a popular choice for a reason. Plus, vinyl siding is easy to install, making installation more affordable. Vinyl siding with underlying foam insulation will not only renew the appearance of a home, but offer thermal efficiency and protection against leaks plus mold growth. Additionally, vinyl siding will add strong value to a home relative to its cost.

Fiber Cement Siding

Considered the most durable and authentic looking type of siding, fiber cement doesn’t warp, crack, or rot, unlike wood siding. It can endure extreme weather conditions such as during harsh winters and summers. Fiber cement is exceptionally sturdy and can mimic the look of real wood, but will require maintenance like repainting after many years. It also has exceptional longevity compared to any other type of siding, averaging between 50 and 75+ years before replacement. Fiber cement is more expensive than vinyl given it’s a higher-grade, more durable material and installation requires more time and skill than regular vinyl. Fiber cement siding adds unmatched value to a home while also greatly improving insulation and aesthetics.

At TopLine Home Improvement, we can walk you through the different siding options you have, show you samples of each kind of siding and lend you insight from previous siding jobs we’ve completed. Contact us today for a free estimate and let’s work with you to find the siding option you dream of for your home.

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