Best Siding for Hot Weather

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Siding plays a very significant role in the exterior of every home. The siding chosen for a custom home not only contributes to its aesthetic beauty; it also protects the house from the elements (rain, snow, sun, wind). When choosing siding, one wants to make sure the materials used are capable of withstanding the local weather without requiring a lot of maintenance. Siding is the first line of protection and can predict the disparity between a healthy and enjoyable environment or an expensive nightmare of repairs. This article will concentrate on the siding best for homes located in regions that experience high temperatures.

For those living in tropical regions (year-round heat and humidity), fiber cement siding is the best. It has the durability of cement combined with the attractiveness and the suppleness of wood. Fiber cement siding boards never shrink or expand like wood. They do not superheat the way metal siding does, and they do not melt or warp like plastic vinyl. The finish does not peel off, flake or bubble and therefore, repainting or scraping is needed less. This type of finish will, as a result, lessen the costs of maintenance on the life span of the siding.

Fiber cement siding easily installs over insulation. This siding helps to keep the home cool on the hottest days. And since the material is ecologically friendly versus vinyl or wood, one can feel good about this choice of siding. It does not matter the style of the home; there is always a product of fiber cement siding. It is possible to create almost every appearance or style (wood grain, smooth, vertical), while still enjoying the benefits this material gives.

Wherever one is living, the choice of siding should complement the appearance and the style of the custom home while withstanding the elements. Fiber cement siding does better than all other materials in hot climates, while still giving many different designs and style. Fiber cement siding is a well-liked choice because braves humidity and salt water alike. It is robust and flexible, so it won't crack or break off which results in low maintenance costs. So, when it comes to installing new siding in a hot climate, place fiber cement at the top of the list. Made from cement, sand and cellulose fibers, fiber-cement siding is the best choice for hot weather.

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