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WHAT IS THE BEST SIDING FOR HOMES IN KANSAS CITY?

Date October 14, 2018

Whether you are constructing a new home or replacing siding on an existing one, choosing the best siding is crucial. After all, it is a huge investment that can pay dividends in the long run.  With all the siding materials and colors on the market, how do you know which siding is best for your home? Despite that difficult choice, there are a few factors that you can consider to help you choose the best siding for your home.

Due to extreme weather in Kansas City, your siding needs to be able to withstand all weather conditions, such as high winds, snow, hail, heat, and rain. Without durable siding, it may crack and fade over time, which can be expensive to repair. At Farm and Home Builders, we can help you make the best choice on which siding material you should choose for your Kansas City home. We offer a wide range of siding options to accommodate your home’s needs.

Siding Options for Kansas City Homes

When looking for siding, always consider these key elements:

  • The style of the home – Choose a style that fits the rest of the home, including the windows, doors and roofing.
  • Neighborhood – Add curb appeal to your home by choosing a color that sticks out from the crowd, but still looks tasteful alongside the other homes.
  • Resale appeal – If you sell your home, do you think people will be turned off by the color? Choose a color that may appeal to you and the buyer.
  • Color – Choose a color that you love, since you have to look at it every day

After considering these key elements, look at the pros and cons of different siding options. Some siding options include:

Vinyl Siding

Pros

  • Cheaper than other siding materials
  • Little to no maintenance
  • Water resistant panels
  • Won’t warp, dent, rot or swell

Cons

  • Capable of burning, rattling or fracturing
  • Overlapping ends of the panels
  • Wood appearance from a distance, but has a plastic look up close

Wood Siding

Pros

  • Well-maintained siding can last for years
  • Increases resale value
  • Can be installed both horizontally and vertically
  • Impact resistant
  • Can be cut into desired shapes and sizes
  • Consistent, uniform appearance

Cons

  • Requires proper installation
  • High maintenance requiring power wash and sealing
  • Choice of wood determines life span of wood siding
  • Bad wood can rot or warp
  • Lack of maintenance results to wood-damaging insects

Metal Siding

Pros

  • Detracts insects
  • Wide range of patterns and textures that mimics wood
  • Pre-painted metal
  • Dent-resistant
  • Fire resistant

Cons

  • Steel siding can be expensive
  • Thicker and heavier material requiring more time and money to install

If you need help deciding the best siding option for your home, contact Farm and Home Builders today. We offer a variety of high-performance siding options, such as board and batten, vinyl siding, shakes & scallops, and more. We use siding by Preservation, the most energy efficient siding manufacturer in the industry. Contact us today, so we can help choose the best material for your Kansas City home.

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