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Great Siding Options for Your Home

Siding is one of those things that can make a big difference in your home’s curb appeal. It adds color, dimension, and texture, making your home stand out from the neighbors. However, not all siding is the same. And, many homeowners don’t know that they have options beyond the typical vinyl siding that we see on so many homes today.

Do you know your siding options for your home? Check out the common types to choose from below.

7 Siding Options to Beautify Your Residence

Exterior siding is super important in protecting your home from the weather while also giving it character and style. Without siding, your home would look bare, unfinished, and less protected against harsh conditions. The right siding improves curb appeal and adds value to your property. Let’s explore some popular siding options that can transform your house into a standout residence.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a popular choice due to its affordability and low maintenance. Available in a variety of colors and styles, it is made from PVC plastic, making it resistant to moisture and pests. This siding is easy to install and clean, making it a practical option for many homeowners. It will often last as long as 20 to 50 years.

Brick Siding

Brick siding offers a classic and timeless look for homes. Known for its strength and fire resistance, brick siding also provides good insulation. It requires minimal upkeep and can last for decades, giving homes a solid and appealing appearance. And while it may last for 100 years or more, it is one of the more expensive options.

Wood Siding

Wood siding gives homes a natural and rustic look. Common types include cedar, pine, and redwood. While wood siding requires regular maintenance to prevent rot and insect damage and check for mold, cracks, and holes, it is valued for its beauty and versatility. It can be stained or painted in various finishes to suit any design preference. You will likely need to repaint or repair wood siding every few years.

Stone and Veneer Siding

Stone and veneer siding adds a touch of elegance to any home. Real stone is heavy and costly, while stone veneer is a more affordable and lighter alternative. Both provide a natural and sturdy appearance, ideal for creating a unique and upscale look.

Stucco Siding

Stucco siding is made from cement, sand, and lime and offers a smooth or textured finish. It is common in Mediterranean and Spanish-style homes. Stucco is long-lasting and can be applied in various colors. It requires proper installation and occasional maintenance to prevent cracks.

Metal Siding

Metal siding such as corrugated metal siding is becoming an exceptionally popular choice, especially for homeowners who want a super modern and sleek finish. While it may cost more upfront than vinyl siding, it is built to last and is highly weather-resistant. 

Fiber-Cement Siding

Fiber-cement siding is made from cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. It mimics the look of wood or masonry but is generally stronger and quite resistant to termites and rot. This fire-resistant siding requires less maintenance than natural wood, making it a reliable and attractive option.

In Need of New Siding For Your Home?

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, our siding needs replacement. Whether from a lack of maintenance by a previous homeowner or bad weather, you must replace faulty siding to protect the interior of your home. Contact us today to discuss the home siding options that are best for your home and your budget.

About Mike Damora

Mike Damora is vice president of sales and marketing at K&B Home Remodelers, in Randolph, N.J. You can follow him on Twitter @madamoracatch him on Drift.