What to Know About Selecting Materials for Your Home Exterior

(StatePoint) Whether you’re building a new home or making exterior updates, there are many decisions you’ll have to make. Perhaps topping the list in importance is what materials you select for your roofing and siding. Not only do your selections impact your home’s curb appeal, but some choices have the potential to save you money and help increase your family’s safety.

Here are some things to consider, as well as some of the reasons why many building industry professionals and homeowners today are avoiding real wood products and steering toward composite shake alternatives instead: