The right kind of siding can do more than just give your home’s exterior a clean look and boost its curb appeal. Here are the ways siding protects your home.
Protection Against Physical Damage
Siding is like an outer layer of armor that protects your home from damage caused by winds, airborne debris and thrown objects. Manufactured siding like those made of fiber cement may be rated for impact resistance. This is an important feature to look for because the better the impact rating, the lower the risk of your home’s exterior forming cracks that lead to moisture infiltration.
Exterior walls are built with framing where the cavities are filled with insulating material. Certain types of siding are either made of inherently insulating material or have insulating cores cladded with a stronger outer material. Both kinds can augment the insulation in the exterior wall framing. Light-colored siding also has reflective properties that can reduce radiant heat absorption.
Well-insulated exterior walls help slow down thermal transfer – that is, less heat loss during the winter season and less heat gain during the summer season. In addition to keeping your home comfortable during these seasons and helping you save on your heating and cooling costs, it can also help reduce the strain on your HVAC system and prolong its service life.
If properly installed, siding can add structural stability to the exterior walls, which can help mitigate the effects of problems, such as loose support components and cracking in the walls. While it doesn’t ultimately fix the problem, it can help slow down the effects until a restoration or repair contractor can step in and provide a permanent fix.
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