When you are preparing to take a step closer to your end goal of the vision that you have for your dream home, there are many factors to consider. From the color of paint in the hallway to the layout of the furniture you want in each room, you are going to have your hands full for quite awhile, especially if you have a very specific vision. And if you are like most people when it comes to finances and what you can afford to put into the construction, remodeling, or relocation of the place you call home, you likely will not be doing everything all at once.
Such a major change and massive endeavor will surely take plenty of time and energy, and during that process, it would be wise to very carefully plan out, down to the smallest details, what you would like to see on that day you finally step back to see your finished product.
Working from the outside in
You will have time to move the furniture around, and chances are you will play around with different arrangements over the years, but when it comes down to the major adjustments you will be making on your home, one thing that will be the most obvious to address is the exterior of the home. From the different types of roofing materials to the many different types of siding options, not to mention colors, you have several decisions to make before you even make it to the inside of the house you will be making a home.
If you are not sure of all the siding options you have to choose from, one of the first steps you will need to take is to shop around for siding contractors. You will want to find a knowledgeable and reliable company that you will be able to trust, work with, and grow with as your house comes together. Finding that right company will introduce you to the array of siding options you have to choose from, such as brick, stone, wood, stucco, and vinyl.
Making your siding decisions
After you have settled on the right siding company, it is time to make some major decisions. While vinyl siding is often more affordable and can last for a good 40 years with proper maintenance, there is another popular trend emerging.
Composite siding is made of a mix of materials, such as cement and wood pulp. It can often be installed with the look that you want, be it brick, stone, or shingles, and it delivers reliable stability. The upkeep is minimal, it stands strong against cold and fierce wind, and is fireproof as well as resistant to rot and termites. With these perks, along with being more economical that hardwood options, it’s no surprise that 15% of brand new homes are built with composite siding, and it is likely that the number will grow.
You want your home to be exactly as you have always envisioned it. Put in the time, effort and properly informed decision making to see the result you’ve always hoped for.