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Main Line Home Improvement – Finding the Right Siding

Exterior of brick and vinyl siding house.

Home improvement and remodeling season is officially here, and many decisions need to be made. One area of the house homeowners often focus on during the good weather is the exterior, and siding replacement is often at the top of the list.

The Lowdown on Siding

Mazzi Contractors is a Main Line home improvement expert with extensive experience working with an array of siding materials. Homeowners are often unsure which siding is best for their home. Some aspects to consider are:

  • Energy efficiency: In today’s world, saving on energy costs is a huge bonus. To guarantee you get the best, make sure to look for a siding material that maximizes efficiency over time.
  • Weather resistance: Some siding materials are better suited for particular climates, and determining which siding will hold up to the Pennsylvania seasons can save money and help you avoid disappointment.
  • Durability and Care: How long do you plan to be in your home? Most people want a siding product that will outlast their time in a home and that will remain effective and attractive without too much care. Varying levels of care will be required for each option.
  • Aesthetics: For many, the way siding looks is the priority. You have to see your house every day, so choose an option that inspires pride of ownership.

Siding Materials

house siding 800Many siding options exist, each with its own advantages. The choice is truly up to the individual—what fits best with your taste and lifestyle? Mazzi Contractors can give advice about which choices would be a good match for your home.

Cement Siding – Cement siding can be made to look like wood, stone or stucco in various colors. Some features about cement that homeowners appreciate are its termite-resistance, inflammability and ease of maintenance. Depending on the manufacturer, cement siding is warrantied for 25 to 50 years.

Vinyl Siding – One of the most affordable options, vinyl siding comes in hundreds of colors and many styles. Due to competition and new technology, vinyl siding no longer necessarily has a “plastic” look. Vinyl is easy to maintain and can be combined with other siding types, like stone veneer, as accents.

Wood Siding – Although costlier and a bit more work, wood siding has an unmatched aesthetic. The beauty and texture of wood adds an eye-catching appeal to any house. Some wood choices are extremely durable, and can last for generations when proper maintenance is performed. One consideration is home location, as wood is susceptible to termite or other insect damage.

brick house siding 800Brick Siding – Brick siding can be costly, but brick lasts a long time with minimal care.  Brick is attractive, sturdy and available in various colors. Brick veneer siding is now also an option, reducing the cost and making installation easier.

Stone Siding – Stone is beautiful and the natural look appeals to many homeowners. Stone is a more expensive siding choice, however, little care is required and your home will look as good in 30 years as on the first day. Stone veneer is a common option, allowing more variations in appearance and offering easier installation.

Mazzi Contractors Home Improvement

The experts at Mazzi Contractors have been siding homes and performing all kinds of home improvement for over 30 years on the Main Line and in surrounding areas. For more information about how we can help you plan and bring to life your ideal home, or to schedule a project, contact Mazzi Contractors at 877-629-9426.

 

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Address: Mazzi Contractors, Inc.
31 W. Boroline Rd,King of Prussia,
PA,19406,USA
Phone: 877-629-9426
Email: info@mazzicontractors.com