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We’re not ones to judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it- when it comes to your home, looks matter! The exterior of your home makes quite an impression on the world. It welcomes you and your guests when you arrive, it adds to your home’s curb appeal (and resale value!), and, when designed and installed well, will protect your family and your pocketbook from the elements. But with all of the options on the market, how can you tell which siding is best for your home?

CertainTeed Products

At A&A Services Home Improvement, we take some of the guesswork out for you by offering CertainTeed® Vinyl Siding Products, the top siding material brand in the country. We have been using this brand for years and our customers are consistently happy with the results they get from this line. CertainTeed offers an industry-leading selection of low-maintenance vinyl siding products that create beautiful, timeless looks that withstands our region’s cold, harsh winters and humid summers. Their exceptional durability, fade resistant finishes, and life-time warranty products are available in a plethora of maintenance-free styles, shapes, and textures. If you’re still not convicted that vinyl is the best option for your Salem area home, let’s explore a few of the added benefits.

Consider the Climate

In a perfect world, we’d all live in a temperate climate where we can choose wood, fiber-cement, brick, composite, vinyl, whatever we want. Living in our neck of the woods has its many perks, but the freedom to enjoy any siding choice without considerable added costs or risks isn’t one of them. It’s safe to say that as far as vinyl siding goes, “we’ve come a long way, baby”. With unlimited design choices, you can have the look of milled cedar shakes or the texture of natural wood grain, with all the cost and convenience of vinyl. Mix and match your trim and accessories and choose from dozens of colors to create quite the transformation. When it comes to your exterior upgrade, there’s just no comparison to the flexibility you’ll have with vinyl.

What about Maintenance?

Vinyl siding also outperforms all other siding  options for maintenance. It requires no pointing of mortar, no painting, and no caulking. Its advanced UV resistant exterior means a fade-free color formula, saving you time and money on future repainting that comes with fiber cement, wood, or stucco. Unlike wood products, which are prone to peeling, flaking, and rotting, vinyl provides a low-maintenance option that only requires an occasional wash down with a garden hose.

Not only is vinyl low-maintenance, it’s also got an incredibly long life! Quality vinyl panels like those from CertainTeed®, are flexible and strong enough to not only last the length of their life, but also the elements of our New England climate. It’s designed to withstand high winds, so the panels won’t bend or break. This durability also means that moisture stays out, keeping pesky mold away.

Go Green

In addition to huge benefits like low maintenance and longevity, a good quality vinyl siding also increases your home’s thermal efficiency by not allowing heat to escape from inside your home. Upgraded thermal-resistant panels and progressive foam insulation add even more protection to keep your heat where it belongs and save you considerably on your energy bill each month.

There’s clearly a reason why vinyl siding has been around for quite some time and remains the most popular choice for New England homeowners. If you are looking for a great way to improve the look of your home, or just looking for an upgrade, then contact A&A Services Home Improvement. With over 35 years in the industry, our professionals are experts at siding installation and will leave your home safer, more beautiful and easier to maintain.

Call us today at 978-741-0424, or contact us via our website here.