When listing a home for sale, real estate agents often refer to the property’s curb appeal. They know that prospective buyers want a home that makes a good impression from the street whenever anyone drives by. When they are considering placing their home on the market, many people do everything they can to enhance the curb appeal of their homes. However, what is often overlooked is that homeowners deserve to enjoy their home’s exterior appearance during their entire tenancy — even if they occupy the home for 50 years or more. The best way to ensure that a home has great curb appeal now and for many decades to come is to choose wood siding.
Wood Siding Has More Character
Have you ever driven through a neighborhood in which all of the homes featured vinyl siding? There was probably a bland monotony to the homes, and the only ones that stood out were those with holes in the siding or on which the siding had become warped or discolored. However, if you drive through a neighborhood in which all of the homes feature wood siding, you will notice the individuality expressed by the homeowners. There are so many different styles of wood siding available that every home could choose a different type, mix and match styles or express their creativity in a unique manner.
Wood Siding Has the Least Environmental Impact
Many people believe that harvesting wood is bad for the environment. In reality, lumber companies plant far more trees than they harvest every year. After all, if they want to stay in business, they need a constant supply of materials. Trees are the only commonly used siding material that is completely renewable; all other siding is made from materials that have a finite supply. Furthermore, wood products are biodegradable, making them naturally recyclable, and they require less energy to produce and transport. In addition, wood siding is a better insulator, reducing energy consumption for cooling and heating the structure.
Wood Siding Lasts Longer
With proper maintenance, wood siding panels can last 100 years or more. Aluminum siding has a life expectancy of 20 to 50 years, which is about the same as vinyl siding. For aluminum and vinyl siding, the life expectancies do not consider the appearance of the siding as it ages; it is essentially a prediction of how long they will remain affixed before they decay rather than how much their appearance will suffer over time. On the other hand, wood siding can look just as beautiful when it is a century old as it did when it was first installed.
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Alpha Roofing Industries is an award-winning roofing contractor serving customers in Austin and Central Texas with a variety of quality services. We install siding, asphalt shingles, metal roof systems, an skylights. We also offer roof repairs, moss removal, chimney repairs and commercial roofing services. We have more than 30 years of industry experience, and during that time, we have established a solid reputation for superior work, reasonable rates and outstanding customer service. If your interested in a wood siding cost, you can request a free estimate by submitting our online form or calling (512) 777-1086.
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