If you’re looking to up your home exterior game, a great place to start is siding! But with so many options on the market, choosing the right siding for your home can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back (and your home’s). We weigh the factors to help pick a siding winner for your humble abode.
Siding Factors to Consider
When choosing among siding options for your house, keep these factors in mind:
- Budget: Determine how much you’re willing to spend on your siding project. Siding materials vary in price, and some options (e.g., wood or brick) may be more expensive than others (e.g., vinyl).
- Climate: If you live in a region with extreme temperatures, choose a siding material that can better withstand the elements. These options may include steel, vinyl or aluminum. If you live in a humid area, choose a siding material that better resists mold and mildew.
- Style: The style of your home will also influence your siding material and colour choice. Traditional homes often look best with a wood-look siding or a brick-and-siding combination. Enhance a modern home with Longboard Premium Siding or ChamClad Architectural Panels.
- Maintenance: Consider how much maintenance your siding will require. Vinyl requires very little maintenance, while other materials such as wood may require regular painting or staining to maintain its appearance.
Siding Types to Choose From
Different siding types meet different needs. If you’re a fan of the look of wood but don’t want the upkeep, ALIGN Composite Cladding may be a suitable choice. If you want durable, low-maintenance and affordable siding, perhaps Fair Oaks Premium Vinyl Siding could be for you. If energy savings are at the top of your list, explore insulated siding options.