When you’re installing a new siding system in your home, home improvement experts say that chances are you’ll hear your contractor throw plenty of terms around when discussing the installation. For some homeowners, this can be very confusing, especially if you’re a first-time homeowner. With that in mind, it’s highly recommended that you learn what these terms are and what they mean.
In this article, the expert roofers of Howard Roofing & Home Improvements list the four key siding terms that every homeowner should know about.
1. Profile – Whenever siding professionals use the term “profile”, it usually means that they’re referring to the shape of your siding’s face. Often this is what helps determine just how aesthetically appealing your siding, and by extension your home, is. With that in mind, don’t hesitate to consult a siding specialist to help you determine the best siding profile for your home.
2. Starter Strip – On the other hand, the starter strip refers to the piece that secures the first panel of your siding to your wall. According to experts, it’s important that the starter strip is properly installed as an improper installation of the starter strip can prevent the siding from adhering properly.
3. Face Nail – According to siding and roofing experts, face nailing is a practice that is usually frowned upon in the siding replacement industry. This is because if you face nail the siding, you’ll be putting nails through the “face”, leaving it completely exposed instead of hiding them from view.
4. Head Flashing – The head flashing, also known as a drip cap, is a piece of trim that’s meant to deflect water from the top of the vertical siding. By installing a head flashing on your home, you can prevent moisture damage from causing damage to your siding, allowing it to last even longer.
Need an expert siding and roofing company who can help you replace your siding? Don’t hesitate to approach Howard Roofing & Home Improvements. When it comes to roof and siding services, we are the number one pros to approach and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote today! We serve homeowners in St. Louis, MO, and other nearby areas.