Which siding material is best for your home?
Siding is one of the most important features in creating a beautiful home exterior. Once you’ve decided which style you want to create, you’ll need to choose the best material to help you achieve it. While there are many different siding materials to choose from, deciding which one is best for you can be overwhelming. Take a look at a few of the most frequently used siding options to decide which is best for your home.
“Vinyl is one of the strongest and most resistant siding materials available.”
For a siding that is versatile, low cost and easy to maintain, vinyl is your best option. Vinyl was first introduced in the 1960s, and it has been greatly improved throughout the decades. Because it is made of polyvinyl chlorine, it’s one of the strongest and most resistant siding materials available. Some added benefits of vinyl are that it is available in many colors and styles, and it can improve your home’s energy efficiency as some styles are integrated with insulation boards.
Stone and stone veneer are some of the most beautiful materials to use for siding. It’s typically used to achieve the colonial, Tudor or English cottage exterior styles. Stone siding can absorb unwanted sounds from outside and may last the lifetime of your home. Stone veneer, a more affordable option, can you give your home the look and feel of stone, without the hassle as it is applied to your home in a similar fashion as vinyl siding. It also does not require painting or sealing so it can be used alone or in combination with other exterior cladding options.
This type of siding is similar to vinyl in many ways. Fiberglass siding is often designed to give the appearance of wood siding. Most siding made from this material is also created with sustainable manufacturing. Fiberglass is moisture resistant, does not expand or contract seasonally and can withstand extreme temperatures. It is also designed to resist impact, it rarely chips or breaks and it doesn’t fade.
There are many vinyl composite siding options that are durable, easy to install and more affordable than stone. Exteria stacked stone is a composite siding option that mimics the look of stone, using real stone as a template, with easy installation, remarkable affordability and vintage appeal.
If these choice aren’t exactly what you are looking for, don’t worry. There are many other options for exterior cladding such as fiber cement, wood or stucco.
Preparing to install new siding on your home is a process that requires planning and educated decision-making. Before you begin, you should decide which exterior design you’re trying to accomplish. This will help you choose which siding material will best complement that style. You should also consider talking with a home renovation expert with a reputation for being knowledgeable and reliable to help you with any questions you may have.
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