Because there are so many to choose from, deciding what type of siding you want to add to the exterior of your home can be difficult. But if you want to make the right choice, you have to educate yourself. There’s a suitable solution for every type of budget. So no matter how much money you want to spend, you should be able to find what will be suitable for your specific tastes.
Types of Exterior Siding
There are many types of exterior siding, and all of them have their pros and cons. Some of them include, but may not be limited to:
- Vinyl Siding — With approximately 30% of the market share, vinyl is the leading material for siding installations. It’s an attractive option for many home building because of its durability, choice of color, and affordability. Vinyl siding comes in a number of size options, and it’s usually covered under warranty for 30-40 years after it has been installed.
- Metal Siding — Metal siding is often installed in buildings that are going for a retro or modern look. And if it’s done right, it can give your home a unique feel. Aluminum and steel are the most common types of metal siding. And unlike other options, it can’t grow mold or rot because of the elements. It’s also more resistant to fire, which makes it a great option for homes that are located in drier climates.
- Wood Siding — Wood siding can give your home a beautiful exterior that looks natural, and there are several options to choose from. It’s a popular choice in the West, and it continues to be a used by people who want to give their homes a classic look that will last a lifetime. The advantage of wood siding is that it can be replaced in small patches if it gets damaged, but there are several drawbacks. Not only does it take a lot to maintain, but it can also suffer damage from insects or water.
- Fiber Cement — Fiber is a mixture of wood fibers, sand, and cement. It’s meant to look like natural wood siding, but it doesn’t need as much maintenance.
- Brick Siding — Brick siding a popular choice for many homeowners, because it can last a lifetime. Not only can it give your home a rustic and elegant feel, but it can also add some extra support for your home. It never has to be repainted or refinished, and it won’t decay because of the weather or an insect infestation.
- Stucco Siding — Stucco siding can give your home a traditional Spanish look and feel. It’s a mixture of lime, sand, and cement. And while you can paint over stucco, it doesn’t hold very well. So, you’ll need to repaint it more frequently. A stucco installation starts with a wooden wall, which is covered with a wire mesh that will hold the stucco mixture in place. It’s a durable option that requires minimal upkeep, and the repair costs are low.
Be sure to speak to someone at Phillips Roofing and Restoration for more information about the different types of siding and what may be the best choice for your home.