Whether you’re remodeling your home for yourself or for resale, choosing the right siding is essential. Pick a siding with aesthetics, durability and versatility in mind. If it’s important for you to have a custom look, make sure the siding you choose is easily customizable and will work into your vision. Some sidings are more challenging to work with than others, so get all the facts upfront!
The siding you choose can have a big effect on the look and function of your home. While some siding materials require lots of maintenance and tough installation, others are easier to install and don’t require as many touch-ups over the years. It’s important to understand the benefits of each type of siding, as well as the pros and cons.
It’s not an easy decision to make, but once you do, you’ll be left with a gorgeous update to your home’s appearance. Check out the top 5 options for siding!
While there are some downsides to using wood siding (maintenance and lack of insulation), it’s still a popular option for homeowners who love the rustic, natural look. If you care for it properly, it can last for decades, and it’s extremely customizable since it’s such a pliable material. With so many ways to customize, from clapboard to shingles, light to dark wood, and different shapes and sizes, natural wood is a beautiful way to outfit your home.
Cedar impressions hinge on the pricier side, but are definitely worth the investment. It’s modeled from real wood cedar shingles, and although it looks like natural wood, it doesn’t require as much maintenance. If you’re looking to add character to your home and you love the traditional home feel, cedar impressions are the way to go.
With composite siding, you’re able to get a very customizable look. It’s available in an array of materials including aluminum, fiber cement and asphalt, and comes in the form of shingles or boards. It’s installed like wood and you can choose from a handful of different types of trim and accessories. Although it’s harder to work with than some other siding options, it’s fireproof and rot-resistant, so is pretty low maintenance. Installing composite requires an expert installer, because you have to wear personal protective equipment and use special installation techniques to do it properly.
When it comes to siding, vinyl is the most common material used. It’s cost efficient, easy to install and comes in a variety of colours and textures to fit your home outfitting needs. Not to mention, the low maintenance involved, making it appealing to many. It’s water repellant and durable in any climate, but it doesn’t provide insulation to the home unless insulation is added.
Are you thinking of switching up the siding on your home? Which siding option are you most drawn to?
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