House siding is essential for protecting your home exterior and maintaining adequate energy efficiency and comfortable temperatures throughout the interior. Without exterior siding, you’d be cold, wet, and completely lacking when it comes to your home’s curb appeal.
Many types of siding fit the unique aesthetics of individual homeowners and offer specific functionalities for different environments. With so many siding options out there, it can be challenging to pick the perfect one when your home needs emergency storm repairs or a new siding system.
New siding can definitely boost curb appeal, but house siding also comes with other excellent benefits aside from aesthetics. While many homeowners mainly focus on colors and panel styles first, looks aren’t the only thing to consider when it comes to premium home siding. You also need to ask about:
Answering these critical questions can help you choose the perfect siding for your home. Take time to explore the pros, cons, and, of course, costs of each exterior siding option with your contractor before settling on what’s best for your current needs or circumstances.
Ready to replace your home’s damaged or outdated siding? Why not switch things up from traditional siding styles and check out other siding materials? We can help break it down to determine what types of siding work best for your home’s exterior.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the types of house siding you might see installed in your neighborhood now, as well as siding pros and cons you need to know before your next siding project:
Vinyl siding probably comes to mind first for most people since it’s been the most prevalent choice among American homeowners for the past who-knows-how-many decades. So what helps vinyl siding stay so popular after all this time? Vinyl siding has many great benefits and only a few drawbacks we’ll discuss below.
✅Vinyl Siding Pros:
Wood sidings are another classic choice, especially wood shingle siding, often referred to as cedar shingles or cedar shakes. Wood siding materials will add a charming and rustic vibe to your home, but they have a few key downsides.
Unlike wood siding, composite wood siding systems won’t be prone to the same common problems with pests and algal growth. Many other great things about engineered wood make it worth considering.
✅Engineered Wood Siding Pros:
Like metal roofing, metal siding is also gaining traction across the states since it has many excellent benefits, especially in certain climates. See why steel siding is so popular right now:
Fun Fact: Aluminum siding used to be another material you could select, but it has since fallen out of favor since aluminum siding is the metal siding option most prone to problems related to re-painting, denting, scratching, and overall style.
Another growing trend is fiber cement. Vinyl and fiber cement siding are nearly neck and neck in terms of popularity among the average homeowner these days. See why fiber cement is dominating the siding industry right now:
✅Fiber Cement Siding Pros:
If you love the look of charming old farmhouses in the European countryside, consider installing stone siding. Natural stone is unmatched in terms of beauty, maintenance, and longevity.
Hot Tip for Homeowners: If you love the look of natural stone siding, but can’t afford the steep price tag that’s typically attached, try out stone veneer siding. Though it doesn’t even come at a quarter of the cost of its natural counterpart, modern stone veneer is still a very durable siding choice, lasting as long as 75 years with a little TLC from you (and annual inspections from us).
Brick siding is yet another option that will last a lifetime, but brick siding costs a pretty penny to install using the traditional brick masonry method. Luckily, like natural stone, you can install brick veneer instead to save money while still achieving a beautiful, classic aesthetic.
Aside from the great options we already mentioned, you might also consider installing other specialty siding materials, such as:
Ready to take a chance on one of these unique types of siding? Now that you know the ins and outs of the various types of siding, you can make a smart choice for your own home. Whether you want natural wood shingles, solid brick, or standard insulated vinyl siding, there’s something for every homeowner at Dreamworx. We’ll stop at nothing to find an affordable, low-maintenance, and energy-efficient house siding system to suit your needs.
Stop waiting when we’re here to help install beautiful and durable new siding on your home or business. Contact us now to start your next siding project with the trusted team at Dreamworx.
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