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Replacing old siding comes with many advantages, including increased curb appeal, decreased maintenance and improved energy efficiency. However, such benefits vary from material to material.

To compare different options, let Century Roofing and Siding, a versatile siding installer, shed light on the qualities of the top five materials to consider.

Siding Replacement: Top 5 Materials to Consider

  1. Vinyl

It’s not a coincidence that vinyl siding is much sought-after these days. Vinyl is tough, can be insulated, requires little maintenance, and comes at a fraction of the cost of premium materials. Since its color is baked into the material, vinyl never needs repainting.

  1. Fiber Cement

Fiber cement emulates the look of wood but wears like concrete. This material hardly expands and contracts with extreme temperature changes, making it perfect for any climate and allowing it to retain its flawless finish well.

For Century Roofing and Siding, the biggest selling point of fiber cement is durability. It’s impervious to insect attacks and doesn’t burst into flames.

  1. Composite

Cellular composite siding products are gaining popularity for being resilient and energy-efficient. One of your best bets for siding replacement is Royal’s Celect® because it features interlocking joints to form a seamless system.

  1. Aluminum

Aluminum is a hard-wearing metal that doesn’t rust or crack. Choosing aluminum to grace the sides of your home is a sound decision. This material is not susceptible to moisture damage, resists fire and demands little care and attention.

  1. Wood

Wood may require regular maintenance, but it has timeless charm. Available in shakes or clapboards, this material is an excellent insulator to reduce heat transfer and is strong to stand up to the elements.

Natural wood isn’t immune to rot but it returns to nature upon decomposition. As a sustainable material, recyclers can give it a new lease on life to prevent adding more construction waste to landfills.

Put your siding installation project into motion ASAP to avoid the summer rush. Take advantage of the slow season to hire Century Roofing and Siding, one of the best contractors in town, and get a convenient construction schedule. Call us at (613) 209-2662 now to discuss your siding options and get a free estimate. We serve Ottawa, Ontario, and the neighboring communities.