If you’ve ever shopped for a home, you know how important curb appeal can be. How a home looks on the outside can determine whether someone feels comfortable entering or not. Plus, the exterior of one home can impact the perception of a whole neighborhood. However, with diverse weather conditions from the high heat and humidity of summer to the harsh, snowy winters, your home’s exterior takes a beating. That is why maintaining your home and choosing the right materials for your home’s exterior is of the utmost importance. Gilkey Windows & Exteriors Solutions offers sturdy house siding to help you make sure your home is the beauty of the block. Before you pick your home’s exterior, it’s important to know your options.
Option 1: Wood Siding
Choosing materials for your home’s exterior means calculating how much time you will want to spend on upkeep. For example, wood siding is a gorgeous option that provides a rich, timeless look to your home. It also provides a cozy, welcoming atmosphere to guests. One thing to keep in mind when it comes to wood siding, however, is that it requires a little more upkeep than other home siding options. This can include chalking, painting, or staining to maintain the beautiful look of your wood siding. If you are a lover of home projects, then this will be no issue. However, if you are looking for siding that requires less maintenance, then you will love our brick siding options.
Option 2: Brick Siding
Brick siding is another popular option when it comes to choosing materials for your home’s exterior. You might be used to typical red brick on many homes, but you can find different sizes and textures to make your siding your own. To use brick siding on your home’s exterior, you will typically have a veneer constructed on the outside of your home’s wood frame. The bricks are then held together with mortar. To protect your home, you’ll also want a membrane between the veneer and frame to protect against moisture. As you can imagine, this is a labor-intensive installation, so it can be expensive to install, however, the result will make it all worth it! Plus, brick is one of the sturdiest siding options out there, so you do not have to worry about constant repairs or upkeep.
Option 3: Vinyl Siding
Finally, one of the most popular options when it comes to choosing materials for your home’s exterior is vinyl siding. This material is a great choice because it is both affordable and versatile. With vinyl siding, you don’t have to sacrifice durability and strength to get affordable, custom options. Because there are many options available, you can customize the look and feel of your home. Depending on your tastes, you can choose from a variety of styles and colors to make your home stand out. Plus, vinyl siding from Gilkey is made with our Super Polymer Formulation which makes it extremely strong.
Our experts at Gilkey Windows & Exterior Solutions can walk you through the siding options we offer and help you find the right fit for your home. While revamping your home’s exterior can seem like a daunting process, we can make it simple. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, we serve all of Central Kentucky and can help you with your siding, gutter, window and door needs. To learn how you can improve your home’s exterior, contact us today!