Deciding your home’s siding can be a challenge. The exterior of your home not only needs to protect you and your family from the barrage of storms you’ll see throughout the year, but it should also enhance the appearance of your home while doing so.
Fortunately, if you want to improve your home’s facade, there is plenty of options. Here, we’ll go through a few primary considerations that may help you narrow down choosing the best siding for your home.
Materials and Types of Siding for Your Home
There’s an incredible range of siding materials to choose from. Just a few types of popular house siding include
Wood siding. If you are looking for a natural, warm aesthetic for your home, wood siding offers that in spades—options span board and batten, shakes, shingles, and clapboard siding. Cedar siding is an excellent option for its resistance to rotting, warping and even insects. While wood siding requires refinishing every four to six years, engineered wood siding options offer a similar natural look to pine or cedar siding with less cost and maintenance.
Vinyl siding is the most popular siding among homeowners. Modern vinyl can offer a blend of aesthetically pleasing options and tremendous affordability and durability — the material is noted for being able to stand up well to intense winds while also handling extreme temperatures and direct sunlight. Vinyl can simulate the looks of wood-grain lap siding, wood shingles and stone while only requiring basic cleaning with a brush and hose to keep up its looks.
Stone veneer is an excellent option for homeowners seeking the distinct aesthetic natural stone offers, with added versatility to adhere directly to anything from the concrete foundation to wood-frame walls. Along with the many rich options of natural stone, stone veneer (made up of Portland cement and other natural materials) requires very little upkeep should any cracks appear over time.
Aluminum siding is an affordable option that offers some similar benefits to vinyl siding, and it typically comes in a clapboard siding style. While options are relatively limited, aluminum is popular because it can be painted, unlike vinyl, yet the material is less resilient and can dent much more easily.
Need More Help Choosing House Siding, Color and More?
An overwhelming amount of siding material options and color choices could elevate your home’s curb appeal for years to come. If you require advice throughout the process, a trusted siding contractor may be able to offer critical details that help you lift your project off the ground — from siding materials or colors that may look great with siding will look with your replacement windows, roof and trims, to aspects of the installation process.
If you want detailed advice on your new siding project, get in touch with Powell’s siding experts today.