Which Siding Is Right For You

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Which Siding Is Right For You

30 September 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

As a homeowner, you would like to have both practical and aesthetical benefits of siding at the most affordable price. However, choosing the right material for your home may be confusing as different materials have both advantages and disadvantages. There are a variety of siding materials, including vinyl, wood, metal, and fiber cement, and each offers its own distinct style. Here is an overview of the characteristics of the most commonly used sidings to help you choose the best materials for your home.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is the most popular type of exterior wall covering in the US. It's durable, affordable, and comes in a wide variety of styles and colors. It comes in a variety of styles and colors, and it's easy to install. Vinyl siding is also durable, requires little maintenance, and will never rot or warp.

Vinyl siding is made from vinyl polymer that is extruded into sheets and then formed over aluminum or steel rails. Vinyl siding products can have a texture similar to wood shakes or shingles, but it's lightweight, flexible, and easy to maintain after installation.

Wood Siding

Wood is also a popular choice because it can be made to look like stone or brick at a lower cost. Wood also can be weathered to look old, making it an attractive option for those who want their home to blend into the landscape without being too flashy.

Metal Siding

Metal siding is a durable, low-maintenance option that can last for decades. It offers both aesthetic and functional benefits, making it a great choice for many homeowners.​

Metal siding is also designed to withstand extreme temperatures, so it can hold up even in the harshest climates. Metal siding may also be able to help reduce energy costs by keeping homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

The right type of metal siding will be important for your home's longevity and appearance. 

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding is durable, energy-efficient, and available in a wide variety of styles and colors to match your home's style.

Fiber cement siding is made from fibers, cement, sand, and water. The product is formed on a metal or wooden form and then baked in an oven. To make the product more resistant to fire, fiber cement panels are heat-cured at high temperatures. This makes fiber cement siding extremely fire-resistant, which is why it's often used in commercial settings such as stores, schools, and hospitals.

With knowledge of all the available siding materials, you can choose one that is best for your home.