Not all home Siding in New Jersey is the same. You know the look of cheap-looking siding and shoddy installation when you see it, even if you don’t know anything about siding itself. Some installers put siding on a house using nails instead of screws, which only encourages the siding to buckle and warp. Some don’t ensure that there are a minimal amount of seams showing.
The product itself should be durable and should be resistant to high winds. When the product is not good quality and warps, or when the wind grabs at the seams and pulls the siding loose from the house, you have more that just an aesthetic problem and the cost of repairs. Loose siding lets water and cold wind inside. Water damage can end up costing thousands, and cold air getting inside is going to run up your energy bills.
Even in New Jersey, good builders use siding that has been tested to be resistant against hurricane winds so it won’t pull loose from the house, which protects the house and helps your energy costs. They use siding that is made to have the panels slide together and lock so they are much more resistant to warping. Better quality siding also has fewer seams that are visible in the first place, which looks much more like wood siding without the problems that come with wood siding. High quality siding is also resistant even to hail damage and from getting brittle in extremely cold temperatures. Vinyl siding also can have an insulation R rating of up to 7.25.
Home owners are choosing vinyl siding for their homes over wood siding because they want to save money on their utility bills and they’re tired of painting the house themselves or hiring someone else to do it every few years. Wood siding looks beautiful at first, but it won’t be long until it needs to have paint touch-ups and then completely re-painted. Wooden siding can also peel, and because it’s wood, it’s not impervious to water and rotting. Wood siding is not resistant to termites, either, and they don’t just eat the underlying structure; they will eat the wood siding, too.