Whether you call it cladding or siding, they mean the same thing as they both serve the same purpose in protecting your home from the natural elements. They keep the wind and rain from getting into your home while maintaining their visual appeal. To understand more about how your siding installation keeps your home safe and comfortable, Peninsula Siding Company, Inc. shares their insight:
It Prevents Water Intrusion
Although your roof, gutters and even landscaping will be your main defense against rainfall and other types of water intrusion, your siding also plays a crucial role. It provides another layer of protection that prevents water from coming into your home, so if you’re noticing increased humidity indoors or water getting in your home, your siding might need some checking. If it’s already old and past its prime, then consider a full replacement.
It Also Increases Energy Efficiency
Your newly installed siding doesn’t just protect your interiors. It also contributes to your home’s energy efficiency by serving as an insulating barrier against the natural elements. This barrier also keeps the indoor temperature within comfortable levels, so your HVAC system won’t need to work as hard as needed. With the right type of quality siding, it can also deflect solar heat gain during the summer months and retain heat during the winter months, preventing energy loss all year round!
It Protects Other Parts of Your Home
The foundation and inner layers of your home’s structure will deteriorate over time. However, your siding acts as a layer of protection that slows down the wear and tear of these structures. Combine this with regular maintenance, and they’ll stay intact for as long as their expected lifespan.
When it comes to excellent James Hardie® siding installation, don’t hesitate to hire Peninsula Siding Company, Inc. to get the job done. Contact us by calling (650) 529-6798 or filling out our convenient online contact form. Talk to us today!