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The Best Siding Materials for New Jersey Homes

The siding of your home is a major protector of your entire home’s exterior. Today, there are many options out there for homeowners. Your home’s siding needs to be able to protect you from tough New Jersey weather as well as improving the appearance of your home. New siding is one of the easiest improvements that you can make on your home, but what is the right choice for New Jersey homes? We’ll explore the most common siding materials and how they perform in our climate.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is the most popular home siding material used today. It’s so popular because of its durability as well as its affordability. It does a great job of protecting homes in New Jersey. Some other qualities of vinyl siding that make it great are its wide variety of style options and its resistance to fading, moisture, and more. Vinyl comes in traditional lap siding look as well as shake and shingle style & more. It doesn’t require tons of maintenance to keep it looking nice, either. 

Fiber Cement Siding

A newer siding material that has emerged on the market over the past decade is fiber cement. It’s constructed of natural, safe, and recycled materials that make it a great alternative to traditional siding materials. Fiber Cement also comes in a huge range of colors and styles. It can mimic the look of vinyl or wood siding while offering tremendous strength. There are some tremendous manufacturers of fiber cement siding out there, like James Hardie, which comes in the panel, plank, vertical, and shingle style options. Fiber cement is installed seamlessly, so water and air can’t enter cavities and cause damage or raise your energy bills. 

Engineered Wood Siding

A spin on one of the most classic home siding options, engineered wood offers all of the strengths of wood siding but with much-improved durability and weather protection. Engineered wood siding doesn’t have many of the common faults associated with wood siding. The siding is coated, so it doesn’t fade, doesn’t require constant repainting or maintenance. The technology in engineered wood sets it apart; there is no worry about termites or pests. It is still real wood at the end of the day, though, so your home will have a traditional look that homeowners love without the high maintenance of classic wood siding.

All of these home siding options perform great in New Jersey. You can trust all of them to keep you and your family safe for decades. Contact our team at K&B Home Remodeling today if you need new siding on your home. 

About Mike Damora

Mike Damora is vice president of sales and marketing at K&B Home Remodelers, in Randolph, N.J. You can follow him on Twitter @madamora catch him on Drift.

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