The exterior of your home helps keep your house standing up to the elements, and whatever else may be thrown at it. Consider the number of seasons the exterior of your home has gone through. Here in NE, you can imaging exactly what your siding has been through. Temperature changes, debris, rain, sleet, snow, ice, and wind all have made an impact on your cladding. Vinyl, wood, metal and aluminum, and cedar siding all have their advantages and disadvantages against what New England throws at them. It is important that you inspect your siding to ensure it is functioning at its best. Otherwise it can wear down and cause long term effects.