How to choose between stone and vinyl siding

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Siding is an important part of your home’s exterior beauty. Not only that, siding is a crucial part of your house’s insulation. Choosing to install new siding is a smart investment, but homeowners should take the time to understand which siding material is best for them. Two of the most popular siding options are stone and vinyl. Let’s take a look at the differences between the two options, so you can choose which material would work best for your home.

“Vinyl is one of the most versatile siding options.”

Vinyl 
As one of the most versatile siding options, vinyl can be considered the “every man” of siding materials. It costs less and requires less maintenance than other options. However, don’t count vinyl out when it comes to style. Because it is manufactured in many different colors and varieties, this siding material can fit into any exterior design style. You can choose from a variety of styles including clapboard, dutchlap, beaded, vertical, straight edge faux cedar or staggered faux cedar. Busy homeowners who are looking for style on a budget should consider vinyl as an option.

Stone and Stone veneer
These siding options have a natural beauty. Not only are they durable, but they add definition and texture to a home’s exterior. However, these options tend to cost more than other siding materials, so it is an investment that needs to be considered carefully. Stone veneer is a more affordable option, but it is still pricier than most others.

This is a prime example of how the right siding material can help your home's exterior beauty shine through.
This is a prime example of how the right siding material can help your home’s exterior beauty shine through.

 
Choosing new siding is an exciting opportunity for homeowners. They have the chance to increase their home’s curb appeal and improve insulation. Yet, selecting a siding that encompasses all of your needs can be difficult. It’s important to understand which sidings work better than others in certain situations, so that you get the most value from your investment in new siding. Consult with an exterior designer for help in narrowing down your options or combination of different materials to come up with the design that will make you the envy of the neighborhood.