Siding innovations improve look, performance of your home

| by Vicki Frye
Siding innovations improve look, performance of your home

As technology changes, better products become available. Thankfully this is not limited to phones and computer tablets.  Home siding has had a renaissance and in that, many innovations have taken place to give homeowners renewed options for the aesthetic improvement of their homes.  Siding not only improves the look of one’s home, it can add important protection against the weather and elements.  

Adding siding to a home started with thatched roofs and walls. This quickly changed to wood as materials became more readily available.   In the 1940s aluminum siding began to take the place of the more expensive wood siding. This trend continued with the additions of vinyl siding (the top choice for most homeowners), fiber cement, and metal siding.

Vinyl and fiber more specifically have the versatility to work with many home styles and tastes. Both can mimic the texture of stone and wood siding making the options for homeowners only as limited as their imaginations.

Topics: Exteriors, Siding

Vicki Frye
Vicki Frye is the director of Corporate Marketing Communications at Ply Gem, North America’s leading exterior building products manufacturer. From performance siding & accessories to energy efficient windows & patio doors, durable engineered roofing and more, Ply Gem offers low maintenance home exterior design solutions that enhance curb appeal while also increasing energy efficiency. www

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