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Home Buying Is Easier When You Know Your Remodeling Options

While I am not a professional contractor, I have a good friend who is. He often calls and tells me about his days and I have learned a lot about home renovations and remodeling options just listening to his stories. Knowing my home remodeling options greatly aided the shopping experience when I was ready to purchase my first home. I wanted to live in a location close to my family, and there were limited homes on the market in the area. However, due to knowing what changes could be made to an existing home, I was able to find a good house that I knew I could make great with just a few changes after I bought it. I was recently inspired to create a blog to share what I have learned about home renovations with anyone who would like to read it!


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Which Siding Materials Should You Choose For Longevity?

Choosing siding is a tedious affair. This makes it one of those tasks that most homeowners would prefer to do once and forget about for many years to come. While timber was once a very popular siding option, when you're looking for siding that will serve you for many years with less maintenance, you have to explore a variety of options to get the kind of durability you want.

Fiber Cement

Fiber cement has been around for a while but is now becoming much more popular. This material is a lot more durable compared to wood, and due to its composition and thickness, it's able to resist warping, sagging, and melting.

When you use fiber cement siding you don't have to worry about water and termites. It's also noncombustible and some of the companies that make this type of siding offer warranties of up to 50 years.

Composite Siding

Composite siding is made from materials that have been recycled and they can be made to take on the look of boards made from natural wood and other materials. Homeowners don't have to worry about typical problems associated with wood such as frequent maintenance and rotting. The composition of composite siding varies depending on manufacturers. Some types of composite siding are guaranteed for 50 or more years as well.


After all this time, bricks are still an excellent choice when it comes to your home's exterior. Bricks are durable and don't need much in terms of maintenance. They are also fireproof, resistant to impact, non-toxic, and recyclable. Conservatively speaking, brick siding can last longer than many other types of siding. The technology used to make bricks has also improved a great deal and they now offer better insulation and are lighter in weight.

Steel Siding

Steel is yet to become as popular as most other siding options. However, it offers many advantages that should be considered. For starters, it is long lasting and some manufacturers even offer warranties on color change. This means that the material is able to hold its color for decades with little or no signs of fading. In addition to this, steel is also 100 percent recyclable and has a class A fire rating.

It's important to remember that durability is only one of many factors that you should consider when it comes to wall siding. Talk to contractors from a company like Grantham Construction Co Inc when choosing materials for your home.