Types of Siding

Siding is a great alternative to add some of the colors and an elegant look to your house. You are offered with lot of options which can help you create a great façade. But you need to be careful before selecting it. You must pay proper attention towards the aesthetics of the siding like durability, water resistant ability, installation process and versatility. Siding also acts as a protection for your house if taken a look from the functional point of view. There are various siding options from which you can choose the best suited one. Here are some of them.

  • Vinyl siding

Vinyl sidingVinyl siding is a great choice as it is versatile, and low on budget and it is also very easy to maintain. It has become very popular choice among the people. Vinyl siding also gives a plastic look and many homeowners are attracted by this plastic look of these vinyl siding. Variety available in colors and styles are the major reasons of it being so attractive and people’s favorite. The installation is easy and you can go for doing it yourself job. It requires only few tools which are easily available at any of the home improvement store. Mistakes can prove to be very costly so make sure to take advice of the manufacturer and also go to the online videos for the installation process.

  • Wood siding

Wood sidingWoods siding is most probably preferred for cottage exteriors, bungalow and Cape Cod. Wood siding also gives very rich and elegant look. If you keep your focus on the durability factor then definitely wood siding has a good durability but if it is maintained properly. If you are drawn towards its beautiful look then get ready for the timely maintenance also. Wood siding is prone to rodent attacks and insects. Maintenance decides the time period of your wood siding. It can last from 10 years to 100 years in rare case. Wood siding is available in clapboard, shakes as well as shingles.

  • Brick siding

Brick sidingGenuine bricks are available in various sizes and forms and it is made from fired clay. You can find bricks commonly in Tudor and English cottage exteriors and colonial houses. Brick siding provides gorgeous look and it has been stood still for hundreds of years.  In today’s time brick siding is a veneer construction which is constructed outside of wood frame structure of a home along with the mortar which is used to hold the bricks together. The installation of brick siding needs labor and thus the installation cost is high as compared to other types of siding.

  • Fiber-cement siding

Fiber cement sidingFiber-cement siding gives a look of masonry, wood or stucco siding, with the costing remaining really low. It is preferred by many homeowners. The maintenance of fiber-cement siding sets really low and it is also termite resistant along with non flammable quality. Factory painting or factory finishes are really recommended in case of fiber siding. Fiber-cement siding also has a drawback as it is prone to moisture related issues.