Homeownership is a very rewarding experience, but don’t ever let anyone tell you that it’s easy. While you have more freedom to customize your home exactly the way you want it, you’re also responsible for making big decisions about upgrades and repairs. Oh, and did we mention you have to figure out a way to pay for them too? If you’ve determined that it’s time to replace your house siding in Boulder, you might be worried that there’s no way to get a quality product that fits into your budget. However, today’s homeowner has many different siding options and DJK Siding & Construction is dedicated to helping you find the one that fits the needs of your house as well as your pocketbook.
In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the different types of siding that exist on the market today, as well as the approximate price differences between them. This way, you can have a better idea of the types of siding materials you can choose from, as well as the type of investment you’ll need to be prepared to make.
It might surprise you to learn that vinyl siding is currently the number one choice of homeowners in the United States. Although not traditional, vinyl siding offers a combination of benefits that few other types of siding can match: durability and affordability. Normally if you want something to be low maintenance and last a long time–especially in the volatile Colorado climate–you have to be willing to shell out some big bucks. That’s not the case with vinyl siding, however. According to the American Vinyl Siding Institute, “All certified vinyl siding is tested to withstand winds of 110 mph, and most achieve a wind rating higher than that) including climate change — vinyl siding will withstand the hottest summers and sub-zero winters.” Despite these bold claims, vinyl still has a lower installed cost than all other types of exterior home cladding.
Before vinyl siding came along, siding made out of metals like aluminum held the honor of being the most affordable style of exterior home covering. According to HomeAdvisor, “Metal siding is the cheapest to install, especially in the cases where the metal siding can be applied right over the existing siding. In this instance there is no siding removal fee. Also, metal siding is applied with a hammer and cut with tin snips, which keeps the tools and the process very simple.” If it’s within your budget, aluminum siding is a smart choice for Boulder homeowners because it’s more resistant to the extreme cold.
When it comes to tradition, wood siding is king, especially in the Western states. One benefit of wood siding is its extreme durability, and the other is the fact that it’s available in so many styles, from hand-cut shakes and machine-cut shingles, to clapboard and solid wood boards. Although wood siding tends to fall at the more expensive end of the siding spectrum, it’s important to note that it often pays for itself over time. Wood siding can be repaired and repainted much easier than other types of siding, making it possible to last the entire life of your home…even longer!
DJK Siding & Construction is here to assist with all of your Boulder house siding needs, no matter what your budget. Contact us for a free project quote today!