House exteriors will determine first impressions. You always want to look good for your own satisfaction as well as for your guests and, someday, potential buyers. When picking a siding Missouri residents should aim for something that looks smart and solid. Of course, beauty cannot be the only criterion since we are talking of a key element for a shelter.
The siding must also be tough enough to handle constant exposure to the elements. The sun will shine on it all day so it should tolerate heat well and not warp or crack because of it. Rain and snow should not penetrate it to the point of breaking things down from within. Rotting sidings will be unsightly.
Finally, the material should be able to provide enough insulation to keep the inhabitants comfortable despite extreme temperatures. It should block out heat such that the interior space remains cool even at midday. This will allow the cooling system to operate at an even pace and consume a reasonable amount of energy, resulting in low monthly bills.