Redoing the siding on your home can be a wonderful way to give your entire house a face-lift and increase your curb appeal, but which siding option is right for you? Below are a few popular siding options worth looking into before your project begins.
Vinyl siding was introduced in the late 1950’s as a substitute for aluminum siding, which makes it a relatively newer material. The wide variety of colors and styles boosted the popularity of Vinyl siding as an option for homeowners. Manufacturers have also made big improvements in the quality of the product within the past 5 years.
Fiber-cement siding is low-maintenance, non-flammable and termite-resistant. Available in a range of styles and textures, factory painting or finishes are highly recommended. While wood-composite siding has a tendency to expand, buckle and crack when repeatedly exposed to precipitation the James Hardie brand is specifically engineered to withstand damage from moisture and rot, come rain, sleet, or snow.
The look of stone can add value to your home but can also be very expensive. A good option that is lightweight and less expensive is stone-veneer. Available in natural and synthetic materials as well as a variety of looks to enhance curb appeal. Plus, it’s easy to clean with a hose and intermittent inspections will ensure it lasts.
LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding offers the warmth and beauty of traditional wood with the durability of treated engineered wood. It’s a complete line of high-performance trim and siding products to complement almost any building style. All of their products feature an innovative four-component SmartGuard® manufacturing process for strength against harsh weather and to resist fungal decay and termites. A perfect combination of beauty, durability & workability!
Still not sure which one is right for you? Talk to a professional contractor to discuss what works best for your budget and your aesthetic. Some companies, like A&D Exteriors, offer a complimentary meeting with their in-house designer to help decide on color & material options. Ready to get started on your project? Schedule an appointment with A&D Exteriors or send us a message and let us know what you’re looking to get done!