Before you call your local siding company, do your research.
There are a multitude of different siding types and materials to install onto your home, and the type you choose will depend largely on your home’s style, neighborhood, and – of course – your budget. Here are a few types of siding to consider for your home’s new facelift.
According to Sidingestimator.org, Vinyl Siding composes about 30 percent of market share of new home siding installations. Its large market share is largely due to its durability and relatively low-cost to other exterior sidings. What’s more, the color options in vinyl are almost limitless. Go wild!
Want a retro 1980’s look to you home, maybe a household of the future is in mind? Metal is the siding of choice for homes hoping to achieve a modern, futuristic look. It is also long-lasting and requires little to no maintenance, making it another great reason to choose it over other alternatives.
Wood Siding provides your home with a sophisticated and classic appeal. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of different wood types, stains, and finishes to find the best fit for you and your family. Additionally, you’ll also be able to choose between clapboards, shakes, shingles, boards and battens for your home’s new profile.
A suave, more refined cousin of Vinyl Siding, Fiber Cement has been growing in popularity in the past years. It is built to look and feel much like a wood finish, but for only a fraction of the cost of real wood siding. Although it is generally more expensive than Vinyl Siding, it is more durable and is made of better quality.
If you’re hoping to give your home a timeless, pleasing aesthetic, choose brick siding for your home. Your siding will stand the test of time, and will remain there well after you’ve left the halls of your home. Remember, that wolf can huff and puff all he wants – he won’t be able to blow that brick siding down.
Stone Siding gives your home the luxurious Gatsby-look that everyone secretly envies. It is by far the highest quality of exterior siding available for homes today, as well as the most aesthetically pleasing. If real stone is too pricey for you, HGTV suggests choosing stone veneer (faux stone) for a similar feel and appeal.
Stucco Siding gives your home a wonderfully unique Mediterranean appeal that is not often seen in the United States. The exterior is made of a mix of lime, sand, and cement. Stucco is long lasting and durable, lasting well beyond your stay in that home.
Self installing siding is not recommended, so please call a contractor for professional siding installation. Happy home remodeling!
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