Siding is one of the first things people notice about any home or business. If your siding is weathered, cracked, or falling off, it sends a negative signal about your entire property. When homeowners consider siding, they often think of it in terms of aesthetics. Does it improve the look of our home? Should we update the paint color? Yet there is more to siding than its appearance. Your siding is an integral part of your home’s thermal barrier, which helps keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If your siding is in disrepair, your home may be drafty, and it might let cool and hot air escape.