Picking siding is more than just giving an aesthetic facelift, it’s an important decision to protect your home from the elements and resulting damage. But of course, we want our siding to be both protective and stylish, as well as affordable. With so many options and criteria, how can you tell which siding is the best choice for you?
From vinyl to wood and everything in between, here’s a breakdown of what types of siding makes most sense for your home.
Vinyl siding is everywhere, and it’s popular for a reason. It comes in a wide variety of colors and can be applied in several styles to give your home the specific look you’re looking for. Visual appeal aside, vinyl siding is also a great choice if you’re looking for something that doesn’t break the bank. It’s also easy to install, is very low maintenance, fire safe, and highly moisture resistant.
Vinyl’s only shortcomings come in the curb appeal category, as it doesn’t look as quite as natural as stone or real wood. If practicality is what you’re after, vinyl may be the choice for you.
A combination of wood fibers mixed with cement creates this super durable siding option worth considering. Its wood-like appearance and lower cost than real wood make it the perfect compromise. It’s designed to last for years and is resistant to almost anything nature can throw its way. The only caveat? Scratches show and make it more vulnerable to water and moisture.
If good looks are your number one priority, wood siding will probably be high on your list. It’s hard to beat the curb appeal that real wood siding can bring to a home, but it does come with its negatives. Wood siding isn’t the cheapest option and along with a higher initial cost, it will need to be repainted and touched up every few years to keep it looking its best. It also has a lower fire rating and is more susceptible to moisture. With consistent upkeep, wood siding can give you that ultra cozy look you seek.
Stone is a popular choice for those looking to add premium natural beauty to the exterior of their home. It comes in a wide variety of colors and textures for a custom look, but stone siding can come with a hefty price tag depending on the variety you choose. It’s also the most durable option and lasts a lifetime with minimal (if any) upkeep, and can be worth the cost if you’re looking long term.
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