Installing new exterior siding is one of the most significant investments you can make in your home. It improves the appearance and the energy efficiency of your home. So, it’s best to be sure of what type and color of siding you want to install. Below are the six most popular exterior house siding options offered by All Weather Roofing.
What Are My House Siding Options?
Stone Veneer Siding
Stone is the most durable, but most expensive of all building materials. Stone veneers are more affordable and with that, they have become a popular house siding option. The stone veneer looks like natural stone, but does not offer the same durability.
Real stucco siding is made of cement, water, and lime. It can be mixed with different grades of sand to achieve the desired color and texture. Stucco can also resist moisture, rot, and insect damage and last between 50-80 years with very little maintenance.
Synthetic stucco is a cost-effective alternative to real stucco. Unlike the real one, synthetic stucco sounds hollow, and when applied to wood structures, it will have moisture and rot problems.
Vinyl is one of the most affordable and most popular house siding options. It is easy to replace and install. Modern vinyl siding comes in a range of colors and designs. It is weather-, insect-, and fade-resistant and will not rot. Vinyl siding requires some maintenance as it can crack or fade with time. Insulated vinyl siding is a thicker upgraded material that has an insulated foam backing to help energy costs.
Depending on your region or climate, you can choose from a variety of wood siding options (redwood, spruce, pine, fir, cedar). Wood siding will last a lifetime when properly maintained. The different wood siding options are:
Board and batten is an expensive siding mainly used on home interiors, but can also be used for the exterior.
Cedar Shingle/Shake Siding
The cedar in this siding offers the natural look of real wood and makes for sound insulation. Cedar siding is light, durable, does not need treating, and can be customized with exterior paint. It will not rot, nor crack and will last between 20 to 50 years.
Wood Clapboard Siding
Wood clapboard (lap) siding is a type of siding that includes horizontal and overlapping long wooden boards. Clapboard can be made of most woods and be painted, stained, or charred for a unique look.
Engineered (Composite) Wood Siding
Engineered wood is a solid and durable product that looks and feels a lot like natural wood. It is cost-effective, easy to install, and does not require much maintenance. But it is susceptible to moisture invasion and damage.
Choose A Siding Option That Fits Your Home
As far as exterior house siding goes, all the above options are great materials. Other house siding options not mentioned include asbestos, Masonite, corrugated metals, composite, brick/brick veneer, and aluminum.
It is best to choose a professional siding contractor to replace or repair your house siding. When not correctly done, it can give rise to several problems. At All Weather Roofing in Farmingdale, we love to help our homeowners determine the best siding option for their homes. We perform quality siding installations using the best products.
To find the best solution for your home’s siding replacement, contact us today!