As the winter weather begins to take shape, many homeowners are left to their own devices to keep themselves warm throughout the colder months. When it comes to fighting the elements, you could say that the best offense is a good defense, like that of properly-installed siding. In today's blog, we'll be taking a closer look at how various siding materials can help shield your home from the cold. If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more details!

Siding Is Not Just for decoration

When it comes to home improvement, siding isn't talked about all that often. In fact, many are quick to assume that siding is only for visual and aesthetic purposes. However, this is far from true, as siding can actually bring a number of practical benefits to the table, particularly during the colder months.

Siding is one of your home's first lines of defense against the elements. This includes high wind, rain, and in this case, cold temperatures. Some of the most popular siding materials include:

Fiber Cement siding

Fiber cement siding is known for bringing a fair amount of strength and durability to the table, given that it's main ingredient is, well, cement. Though it is known to have an impressive life span, fiber cement siding isn't just brawn - it has a distinct look to it that can also provide great aesthetic value to your home.  It remains a popular choice among homeowners due to the fact that it is affordable, durable, and stylish. It is up in the ranks with vinyl siding as one of the most prominent siding materials in America.

wood siding

Though you could argue that wood isn't the most durable material out there, if maintained properly, wood siding can enjoy a long and healthy life span. Particularly, Redwood and Western Red Cedar are known to have the most longevity out of the various wood siding styles on the market. They are also a truly appealing and eye-catching option for homeowners. In addition to this, wood siding is not poised to break the bank, and the installation process is relatively affordable and easy.

Brick siding

A classic look, brick has been a siding staple for hundreds of years, from Old World or European architecture to New World American. It adds instant elegance and class to your home or property, but can be an expensive process due to its extensive and physically-demanding installation. If constructed properly, brick siding can last for generations and keep your home's interior protected as such. It is certainly a good choice for homeowners who are able to spend a bit more on siding and are looking for an attractive product.

Looking for Siding Maintenance? Contact Erdmann Exteriors!

Our team at Erdmann Exteriors has completed countless projects throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. If you're looking for any of our home improvement services, including siding, decking, or window replacement - all you've got to do is give us a call at 847-357-9607. We look forward to hearing from you and getting started on your next siding project!