What’s the Best Siding for Extreme Weather in Minnesota and Wisconsin?

Your home’s siding is one of its first lines of defense. This important feature can keep out the worst extreme winter conditions including plummeting temperatures and deep snowdrifts. The right kind of siding can also hold up to bad weather ranging from harsh, windy conditions to hailstorms. However, there’s no “one size fits all” siding product. Seamless steel, fiber cement, and engineered wood like LP SmartSide each have a lot to offer homeowners. Here’s what you need to know before making a choice:

Seamless Steel Siding

As you can guess from the name, this siding uses seamless panels of 28 gauge steel with scratch-resistant and fade resistant coatings. The lack of seams means there are fewer edges where something might come loose and cold or moisture might penetrate. Steel is naturally flame retardant and does not attract mold. This siding option comes in a number of types and colors, giving your house an attractive and modern exterior. It’s also easy to maintain; just use soap and water.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement is one of the most durable siding options around. Due to its thickness and the way the material is designed, it is quite insulating under both summer and winter conditions. Fiber cement also doesn’t burn, crack, or warp. However, durability is only one concern for homeowners. How does it look? Fiber cement comes in a wide variety of shades and finishes, including simulated wood grain, which makes it a versatile design choice.

Engineered Wood Siding

LP SmartSide siding contractors are in high demand due to this material’s durability and attractive finish. This product has the graceful grain and warm tones of hardwood, all at an affordable price. Traditional hardwood can be a headache for homeowners, but LP SmartSide avoids many of those problems. It doesn’t get waterlogged or develop mold. Termites cannot destroy your siding. It also resists hail beautifully—generally, without even a scratch.

Wisconsin and Minnesota’s Leading Siding Specialists

At C&T Siding, we have decades of experience with how the area’s harsh winter and summer weather can affect houses. The right siding will be durable, protective, and give your home the look you want. Do you want to learn more about your home siding options? Give us a call at 651-483-6146 or fill out our online form for a free estimate.

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