Over the years, businesses that make a living from siding Houston TX properties have grown. Siding can add interest and improve the exterior appearance of your home.
Sadly, not all siding materials live up to expectations. Here are some problem areas to look into before deciding which material or company to appoint for your home improvement project:
- Weather. Like the roof, your siding is one of the most exposed elements to changing weather conditions. Heat and cold can cause many siding materials to expand and contract until the structure is deformed or until the breaking point is reached.
- Termites. According to Science Daily, the United States loses at least 11 billion dollars yearly to termite infestation. Texas is home to at least three types of termite species: subterranean, drywood, and dampwood. They usually eat away the cellulose-rich components of your siding, thus causing structural damage.
- Aesthetics. Depending on the material composition and quality, most siding materials look good for a short time only. Paint will peel, color will fade, cracks will emerge, stains will appear. In terms of changing looks, not all siding materials can be re-branded with a fresh coat of paint.
- Durability. Poor choices can make siding replacements a pricey proposition. Installation alone could cost you thousands of dollars. Instead of making do with cheap packages and do-it-yourself starter kits, you may find it more worthwhile to invest in a good-quality material installed by an expert team.
Are these challenges keeping you from that siding project you have in mind? Don’t let them! Our experienced crew at All-Tex Home Improvement Services can help. We have been siding Houston TX homes for 20 years and counting. Be sure to check out the rest of our blog series on how we keep potential problems under control. You may also call us at (888) 669-1806 for more information.