“Our home’s not a historic home, per se,” Gavin explained, “but it is an older home. We’ve been sprucing it up, and now it’s time to tackle the exterior. I know vinyl siding is so popular these days, but I don’t know – in my heart, I’m not ready to make that change.”
Wooden siding has been a construction staple in Lowell for a reason: it’s attractive, long lasting, and affordable. These days, the real trick is finding a siding contractor in Lowell who works with wooden siding – they’re the best choice for the traditional home.
Here are three things to keep in mind if you’re trying to figure out if wooden siding is right for you:
Wooden siding offers the ultimate in aesthetic flexibility. Aesthetic flexibility is a really fancy way to say easy to paint. When you’ve got wooden siding on your house, you can change the appearance of your home any time you feel like painting the place. Want a quiet, reserved home done up in white? Totally possible. Want an exuberant painted lady Victorian? Wooden siding is the way to go.
Wooden siding is eco-friendly. Vinyl siding comes from petro-chemicals; wooden siding comes from trees. While great strides have been made to make vinyl siding planet friendly, it’s hard to get greener than a tree.
Finally, wooden siding is easy to fix. We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the weather gets a little wild here in Lowell. Sometimes the wind and storms do damage to homes. When wooden siding gets damaged, it’s a simple matter of calling your Lowell siding company to come replace a few boards. Vinyl siding repair is often more involved and expensive – it’s the tradeoff for the no-maintenance lifestyle.
Are you interested in learning more about having wooden siding installed on your Lowell home? Give us a call. We’d be happy to talk to you about what’s involved and give you a quote. And yes -you can go from vinyl to wood: people do it all the time.