Connecticut’s average humidity for the year hovers around 75% which means that your home is constantly surrounded by moisture. This is just one reason it is so important that your home’s barrier is made with high-quality materials and is regularly maintained. The main purpose of siding is to provide a reliable barrier between your home and the elements including hail, snow, sleet, rain, heat, and humidity.
If you’re in the market for new home siding then check out our list of the best siding materials to learn the pros and cons of each.
Vinyl siding allows you to be as creative with your home as you’d like since most vinyl brands offer a wide array of color options. It also has one of the longest lifespans when it comes to your siding options, and the color lasts for a very long time. An added benefit of vinyl siding is its low maintenance routine. You will rarely need to perform any upkeep on your vinyl siding aside from the occasional spray don with a hose.
Wood siding has a timeless look that has made it a popular siding choice for homeowners for centuries. However, just because it looks good and is easy to install doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have any flaws. Wood is very susceptible to water damage, especially if it’s not sealed and maintained properly. It also is vulnerable to insects and can fall victim to termite infestations as well as wood rot.
Fiber cement siding is made of a combination of cement, sand and wood fiber and can be made to resemble stucco, wood boards, and cedar shingles. This material is termite resistant and no matter how wet it gets it won’t rot, making it ideal for humid regions.
For all of your siding questions and installation services, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Fairfield County Exteriors. We have been working on home siding installation for years and would be more than happy to visit your home to help determine which siding option fits best.