Siding is one of the most important features of any home, especially here in the harsh climate of the Northeast, and it can be one of the most difficult decisions for a homeowner to make. This is understandable, as siding must do many different things for a home. It must look pleasing and fit into its surroundings. It must be durable and able to stand up to the extremes of weather that this part of the country is so famous for, which can range from freezing cold and snow, to wind, sleet, and hail, to brutally hot summers. Finally it must be energy efficient, and it must fit into the average homeowner’s budget.
Asking a siding to do all of these things is obviously asking a lot, but one type of siding steps up to the plate here in the Northeast and hits a home run every time: Certain Teed vinyl siding.
Why is Certain Teed vinyl siding the best choice?
Let’s start with the alternatives. There’s wood siding, there’s aluminum siding, there’s fiber cement siding and there’s vinyl siding. Stone and brick are also choices, although they are generally a building choice and not a siding choice, strictly speaking. There are other siding materials, but most of the others simply cannot stand up to the harsh weather conditions the Northeast may throw at them.
Wood siding is good for some places in the country, but here in the extreme Northeast, where winters can get bitterly cold and summers scorchingly hot, wood is not a good choice. Wood cracks, allows water seepage, and is susceptible to insects. Wood treated for insects must be retreated every few years, adding greatly to its overall expense.
Aluminum siding has its advantages, but many homeowners find it aesthetically unappealing, and aluminum is also prone to denting.
Fiber cement is a good choice. While fiber cement can be subject to water damage, this can be alleviated by professional installation. Fiber cement is, however, more expensive in most cases than vinyl.
Vinyl siding, especially when installed by experts with many years of vinyl experience, such as those at United Home Experts, is the clear choice. Vinyl seldom dents, warps or cracks, no matter how severe the weather gets. Vinyl does not absorb water, nor is it at all susceptible to insects. Vinyl also comes in a wide range of pre-painted, baked-on colors — or it can easily be painted in any color a homeowner chooses.
Another great advantage that vinyl has is its insulating quality. Combined with heavy-duty insulation, pre-cut to fit snugly inside the vinyl sheeting, vinyl siding’s insulating qualities cannot be beaten by any other siding. And as every New England homeowner is likely aware, every bit of heat saved is money in the homeowner’s pocket.
What Does Certain Teed Offer?
Certain Teed offers eleven different product lines with one of the largest selections of wood-grain and smooth vinyl siding in the business. Certain Teed vinyl siding also comes in a wide range of both vertical and horizontal siding, with a huge selection of widths to fit any homeowner’s taste and budget. Certain Teed also edges out its competitors when it comes to color selection, offering just about any color of vinyl siding that a homeowner could want.
Any product is only as good as its warranty, and Certain Teed siding offers among the best warranties in the business. Depending on the grade of vinyl chosen, (the mid to high grades are recommended for our area) Certain Teed’s vinyl siding is covered by warranty for anywhere from ten to twenty years.
There is a lot to consider when choosing a home’s siding, so it may be a good idea to consult experts before making a final decision. The people at United Home Experts have years of experience when it comes to installing siding in this part of the country, and they offer a wide range of different types of siding, which means they are not wedded to any one particular type or brand of siding. This means you can count on them to help choose the best siding for your home.