For many homeowners, siding is nothing more than an exterior add-on that improves home curb appeal – an exterior cladding that helps your house stand out from the rest. What most homeowners don’t realize is that the siding helps protect your home from the elements.
1. Increased Structural Support
At a certain point, your house will experience deterioration that results in cracks in the walls or lose support. The siding doesn’t exactly fix these issues, but it does add an extra layer of support that keeps weather damage from making it worse. The cladding essentially acts as a weather barrier that prevents wind, rain and heat exposure to these affected areas.
2. Extra Insulation
Siding also acts as extra insulation for your home. The structure usually plays its part as an insulator together with actual insulation and can go a long way in keeping your home warm and toasty during winter.
3. Protection From Wind-Driven Debris
Siding also protects your home from an underrated threat – wind-drive debris. Dirt, branches and small rocks that are carried by exceptionally strong winds will leave a mark on your exterior walls and sometimes outright damage it. Siding acts as an extra layer of protection that shields your house from these flying debris.
At Commonwealth Roofing & Siding, we’ll make sure your new siding is properly installed so that you take advantage of all of its protective benefits. We also install replacement windows and offer roof repair services. Contact us at (703) 261-6656, or fill out our contact form to learn more. We install siding in Centreville, VA.