Local climate is an important consideration when choosing replacement siding. In fact, it should take precedence over other factors like style and profile. In today’s post, local siding and roof replacement company Expert Contracting discusses how the local climate plays a role in choosing the right siding for your home.
Protection Against the Elements
Siding serves more than just an aesthetic component of your home’s exterior. Much like the roof, it helps protect your home against the elements, which can vary depending on the local climate. Western New York climate receives snowfall that’s higher than the national average, which means you need siding that can withstand long exposure to extreme cold, direct contact with moisture and solar radiation during hot seasons. Siding with built-in insulation can also be beneficial.
Choosing Siding Designed for Local Climate
When looking for roof repair or siding installation services, it’s not unusual for out-of-state contractors to offer bids. Setting aside the question of whether or not they’re licensed to work out-of-state—or the authenticity of their credentials, for that matter—there’s the question of whether their siding products are intended for use in your area.
There is no single siding product that can be used across climates, which is why reputable siding manufacturers offer different siding products to different parts of the country. Siding that’s designed for hot southern climates won’t perform as intended when installed in cold climates, and vice versa. Working with local contractors can help make sure you’re getting siding that’s intended for the local climate.
Other Features to Consider
When you have picked the siding products that’s suited for the local climate, you can then consider other factors such as siding styles and colors. One of the benefits of choosing manufactured siding like vinyl and fiber cement is that you can choose virtually any color or finish without sacrificing essential features like weather resistance, durability and warranty coverage.
Expert Contracting is one of the leading siding and roofing companies serving West Seneca, NY, and surrounding communities. Give us a call at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.