By Mary Hobson
There are several types of sidings availalbe, including wood and aluminum. Vinyl siding is often the top choice, because it is durable and low-maintenance.
Vinyl siding comes in preformed panels, with different grains and finishes. Vinyl siding does not rot or flake and doesn't need painting, since the color you choose is mixed into the vinyl as it is manufactured.
Many companies that offer vinal siding also manufacture drains and roofing and the possibility of matching all the exterior parts of a home.
Most people elect to have their new vinyl siding fitted by a siding contractor to make sure that the new siding system is fitted correctly.
This means the work will have a professional finish and materials and labor guarantees are in place. New vinal siding is a great way to give your house a whole new look and potentially improve its market value.
The National Association of Real Estate Appraisers did a study that showed returns of up to 106% can be expected on investment for projects involving new exterior siding, doors, windows, and energy upgrades.