Scratching your head over a higher-than-expected electricity bill? Your siding may be to blame. If it doesn’t have a high enough R-value (which indicates its insulative capabilities), heat may enter in summer or leak out of your home in winter. To lower your heating and cooling costs, we recommend installing an energy-efficient siding replacement.
However, in addition to energy efficiency, there are other factors you need to consider before choosing a siding replacement. Patriot Gutters, your trusted gutter installation contractor, lists them below:
Your siding should be water-resistant enough to keep water from infiltrating your home and durable enough to protect your interior from the elements. Keep in mind that no matter how durable your siding is, it won’t last long if it’s not suited to your local climate. Remember: there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in home improvement projects, and siding replacement projects are no exception.
Here’s a tip: to lower the risk of leaks or siding damage, you should routinely clean your gutters. Your gutters act as your roof and exterior’s first line of defense against the elements by diverting water away to the drains. What if you just don’t have the time for chores like gutter cleaning? There’s always the option of installing gutter guards, which lower your gutter’s maintenance needs by preventing leaves and other debris from entering your gutters.
Color and Design
To preserve your home’s curb appeal, you need to choose a siding color and profile that complements the rest of your exterior. Remember: when it comes to exterior design, consistency is key. Keep in mind coordinating colors can be tricky. That’s why if you’re having trouble choosing a design, you shouldn’t hesitate to consult an experienced contractor.
Patriot Gutters, a company with more than 30 years of combined experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including gutter repairs and siding replacement services. To request an estimate, call us at (405) 701-0909 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Oklahoma City as well as the surrounding OK communities.