SIDING for Nebraska Homes
Siding to a Nebraska home is like skin to the human body. Siding not only protects the house against the elements and pests, it helps prevent moisture penetration and the growth of biological contaminants such as mold, dust mites and bacteria. These 3 types of biological contaminants have been known to cause allergic, respiratory, and other health problems in humans.
Choosing siding deserves careful consideration. Some sidings are good in dry climates, others in wetter climates. Some siding is better in windy conditions. And still others, like vinyl, are good in all types of weather conditions.
Rain, snow and frost are the moisture concerns for all of us living here in Nebraska. If rain, snow, or frost gets behind our siding, the moisture makes the wall sheathing soft, degrading the strength of the entire house frame, and opens the door for other damages to the home including the growth of harmful contaminants.
Another reason siding is important and that it remain in good condition is that it seals the outdoor environment, keeping us safe from insect infiltrations. Some of the common pests that may reside behind poor or inappropriate siding are dust mites, carpenter ants, and termites. Dust mites are a common allergy concern. Carpenter ants and termites, as they eat away at the home, undermine the strength of a wooden frame.
A carefully chosen siding, appropriate for our climate and the amount of care you are willing to devote to its maintenance, will not only give your Nebraska house a new look, but protect your family's health and safety.
When it comes to siding options, you have a lot of choices, but one of the most common is the Vinyl Siding.
Not all vinyl siding is “green”, but many are. The factors that make vinyl siding eco-friendly have to do with how the material is manufactured. Plus, the amount of byproducts produced during manufacturing and installation will be significantly less than other products. It is a lighter and more durable material than many other options, meaning it has a long lifetime and won't need to be replaced as often.
Green Options In Siding
Fiber Cement Siding is a highly desirable siding because of its many benefits, one of which is that it is a material that is an alternative to real wood and engineered wood. It's fire-resistant and durable, and very long lasting. It's made of cement, sand, and cellulose or wood fibers. It's low maintenance, impact resistant, and you can get it in almost any color.
Wood Siding That is FSC Certified
FSC wood comes from forests that are managed as a sustainable source where trees are always replanted once they are cut down. Many options are available in the type of wood you can get. The heartwood of cedar and redwood are naturally resistant to rot and insect infiltration. Though it's not available everywhere, you can ask us about this type of green roof for your home.
No matter what kind of siding you choose for your home, remember that Pankonin Roofing, Inc. is the Nebraska roofing contractor that has you covered for all your siding needs.