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Siding: Replace or Refresh?

By on May 15, 2017

Your house’s siding is extremely important. It protects the exterior faces of your home from the elements. Properly installed and maintained, siding can last lifetimes. Around here, the most popular siding types are natural wood clapboards and vinyl. These types do an excellent job of protecting your house from the New England weather. But, weather takes its toll on your siding.

Wood siding is the most time-intensive to maintain but the natural look has no compare. Left to the elements, wood will rot in the rain and bake in the sun. Wood siding should be repainted or restained every 3-4 years to prevent this. Care must be taken to spot any ares of water intrusion or damage. Gaps should be sealed with caulking yearly and flashing should be checked for proper drainage.

Vinyl siding is the easiest to maintain. A careful power washing can renew the look of your home almost instantly. As with wood siding, a thorough inspection can spot small problems before they turn into disasters. The ease of maintaining vinyl siding is very attractive to many homeowners. Modern vinyl siding can match the look of wood much closer than vinyl siding of decades past. Replacement of old, worn wooden siding with vinyl can save thousands compared to replacement with wood.

Family Tree & Home offers full-service siding maintenance and replacement services. Our experts can inspect every nook and cranny of your siding for water intrusion or damage and fix it with a long-term solution. We can paint, stain, power-wash, and caulk to bring your siding back to like-new condition. If you’re thinking about replacement, we can spell out your options, and give competitive quotes for each. Call (413) 404-4110 or (413) 478-8159 for a no-cost overview and estimate.

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