What Type Of Siding To Choose?
There are lots of options.
If you are thinking of having new siding installed on your home, you have a lot of options, from wood siding to vinyl siding. And while that gives you a lot of freedom over the final look of your home, it can also make choosing the right type of siding a challenge. Tweet This
To help you make the perfect choice the first time, we’ve highlighted every different type of siding below. Also, with everyone being more concerned about the environment, read here for an interesting article on “Green Building or Remodeling” options.
- Stucco Siding – Stucco is affordable to work with and offers a number of options for shaping and texturizing the side of your home that aren’t possible with any other type of siding.
- Stone Siding – Stone is extremely durable while being naturally attractive. The downside is that the material is expensive and the installation process can be complicated.
- Brick Siding – Brick is also very durable while being classically tasteful. But like stone, the material can be cost prohibitive and must be carefully installed to ensure longevity.
- Bevel Siding – Bevel is one of the oldest types of wood siding and still one of the most popular. The only downside is that this type of siding requires ongoing maintenance.
- Shakes and Shingles – Another form of wood siding, this option is great for homes that aspire to project a natural or rustic look. But again, it will requires ongoing maintenance.
- Board and Batten – Made of vertically hung wooden boards, this type of siding appears on some of the country’s oldest homes. Different sized boards can be used to create unique patterns.
- Engineered Wood Siding – Made from wood byproducts, this type of wood siding is inexpensive, lightweight, and highly weather proof. Life expectancy is 20-30 years.
- Split Logs – Similar to a log cabin, split log siding gives homes a strikingly natural feel. The trade off is that this material is expensive and requires regular upkeep.
- Metal Siding – Modern metal siding is great for homes with a modern look. A number of design options are available, and this material is highly durable and weather resistant.
- Brick Veneer – Offers the appearance of brick but not the cost or durability. The advantage is that this type of siding is easy to install and offers a convincing brick appearance.
- Stone Veneers – The advantages and disadvantages of this type of siding are largely the same as brick veneers.
- Vinyl Siding – Still the most popular siding material, vinyl is affordable, low maintenance, and available in hundrends of different colors and designs.
- Fiber Cement Siding – This type of siding mimics the look of wood but is made from stronger materials. The cost is less than some but more than others.
Penny Window has the Type of Siding You Want
When you are ready to start picking from material, color, and design options, work with the team at Penny Window. We have a massive selection at accessible prices, and we can handle the installation too. Contact us to get your free estimate.