If you have decided to install or replace siding on your home, the next step is to choose the type of siding to use. Ensure you compare maintenance needs, durability, style and aesthetics. Upgrading your siding is an investment, so plan ahead and consider these four popular types of siding for your home:
1. Composite Cladding
Composite cladding can provide the authentic look of freshly painted wood with less maintenance compared with the likes of timber and fiber cement. ALIGN Composite Cladding comprises glass-reinforced polymer and graphite-infused polystyrene for added strength. Composite cladding is strong enough to resist high winds, fire and impact damage while remaining lightweight for easy installation.
2. Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is a popular choice among homeowners, having earned a reputation as an affordable, high-quality cladding. Modern-day vinyl siding is a durable and low-maintenance option that can increase curb appeal with vibrant colour and realistic wood grain finishes. If you desire a more robust vinyl product, Gentek’s Sequoia Select can resist wind speeds up to 407 km/hr. Alternatively, insulated vinyl siding offers enhanced energy efficiency and indoor comfort.
3. Steel Siding
Steel siding is known for its superior strength and durability against severe weather and temperatures. Steel siding is fire-resistant and non-combustible, and it can add beauty to your home exterior with an authentic wood grain appearance. Look for steel siding with PVDF finish for long-lasting protection and colour performance.
4. Aluminum Siding
Aluminum is a versatile material that thrives in all climates and requires virtually no upkeep. Aluminum siding is an excellent insulator. Premium architectural-grade aluminum siding such as Longboard can complement contemporary home design with genuine woodgrain, solid colour and specialty finishes.
Use the Gentek Visualizer to picture these four types of siding on your home and experiment with colour.