Homeowners who are exploring their home siding options may be surprised to discover just how many options are now available to them. With a wide array of materials, colors, and styles to choose from, it can take time to decide exactly which option is the best fit for your needs.
If you’re searching for the perfect siding material for your home, here is some information to help you make the right decision:
Although it is often designed to look just like wood, fiber-cement siding is actually created from a mixture of sand, cellulose fiber, and cement. This combination of materials makes fiber-cement siding both affordable and durable. In addition, fiber-cement siding is fire and termite resistant, making it a safe option for homeowners. Available in a wide variety of different colors, widths and textures, the paint on fiber-cement siding can last for many years.
Vinyl siding is an incredibly durable, low maintenance, and affordable siding option that is a popular choice for many homeowners. Made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl siding that is installed using a foam backing can improve your home's energy efficiency. New vinyl siding can last for many years with very little maintenance. Vinyl siding doesn't need to be painted, and can easily be cleaned using only soap and water.
Brick siding adds curb appeal, along with superior temperature and sound insulation properties. However, brick siding should only be installed after it has been determined that your home’s foundation is able to support it. Properly installed brick siding can last for more than a century, and often doesn’t require any maintenance for many years. While classic red brick most commonly comes to mind, this siding material is actually available in a wide array of different colors, textures, and sizes.
If you are searching for a classic siding option, wood siding might be the solution. Wood siding adds style and charm to your home, but it does require more regular maintenance than materials such as vinyl or fiber cement. However, if pieces of your wood siding become damaged, replacing them is relatively simple. Available in shakes, clapboard, shingles, and lap siding, it’s easy to create a timeless custom look using wood siding.
Homeowners looking for a long-lasting and cost-effective exterior material will find both properties in aluminum siding. In addition to being a low-maintenance material, aluminum siding can be painted to your liking. It is resistant to corrosion and the effects of weather. Aluminum siding can last for many years, and is available in a number of different styles and finishes.
If you need more information to help you choose the right siding for your needs, contact the team at Craftmasters Remodeling. We offer free estimates on our services, and look forward to partnering with you on your next home remodeling project.