Keeping Hurricane Protection & Aesthetic Appeal in Mind When Selecting Siding for Coastal Homes
Looking for the best siding material for a beach house or for a home in a coastal environment? Before you dive too deep into your search, consider an important fact. Based on recent changes in the global weather patterns, severe storms are only likely to increase in both frequency and intensity in the coming years—a category of events that could include hurricanes. If you live or are looking to build a home in an area that’s vulnerable to seasonal hurricanes—Florida, the Gulf Coast or the Eastern Seaboard—your home’s ability to stand up to inclement weather should be a top concern, alongside wind damage to your siding.
Which siding stands up best to hurricanes? Not all siding products are created equal. When you try to compare siding materials to find the best siding for high wind areas, the top three key areas to consider are durability to protect against moisture, strength to stand up against high winds and overall visual appeal—as many neighborhoods in coastal areas adhere to very specific styles and color palettes. Since LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding performs well in all three of these categories, let’s take a closer look at specifics:
Amit Gupta, co-founder, principal partner and president of SAGA Construction, Inc., who has built a small-scale multifamily project as part of a larger planned development in the central Outer Banks, offers his perspective on the matter: “LP SmartSide Trim & Siding has held up well in our coastal environment that can put stress on any product.”
With its combination of moisture and wind protection as well as aesthetic flexibility, LP SmartSide siding is a great choice for homeowners living in a coastal environment who are looking for the best siding for high wind regions and extra peace of mind during hurricane season. Learn more about how LP SmartSide products protect against extreme winds here.
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Siding is a protective material attached to the exterior of a house or other similar structure, such as a multifamily dwelling. On a house, siding is what helps defend against weather, impacts and other intrusive elements, such as insects. It also adds curb appeal and can help homeowners express their personal home style.
We’re excited to give you a look inside the re-side project of homeowner Liz Marie Galvan of the Liz Marie Blog. Be sure to read part one of our series with Liz Marie to see her initial preparation for her re-side, including how she used the LP® SmartSide® siding visualizer tool to explore home siding ideas and modern design examples.
There are many factors to consider: the cost to put new siding on a house, hiring a siding contractor, and choosing the most durable siding available. Getting organized can be a challenge, and that’s why we’ve developed an easy to use worksheet to help you plan your re-side. It can serve as a way to organize your thoughts and start conversations with your contractor.