Understanding Different Types of Siding

July 27, 2023
Understanding Different Types of Siding

The best way to understand different types of siding is to schedule several consultations with the best siding companies near you. After all, replacing the siding of your home or business requires a significant financial outlay – and you need to understand the pros and cons of each type of system before making your decision.

Here’s a quick guide on four different siding systems popular in the Midwest.

Popular Types of Siding

Educating yourself on the most popular siding options may be beneficial before consulting with siding companies in your area. Here are four popular siding systems in Missouri and Kansas.

Fiber Cement Siding

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is popular for many reasons. For one thing – replacing your home with James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding offers an excellent return on investment – should you decide to sell your home.

Fiber cement siding also offers the following:

  • Superior resistance to damage caused by pests (such as woodpeckers or termites)
  • Excellent resistance to extreme weather
  • Noncombustible and resists damage caused by extreme heat

In addition, James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding comes in a wide variety of colors, styles, and trim options.

Vinyl Siding

You probably already know that vinyl siding is one of the most affordable siding options. Vinyl siding also comes in a wide variety of colors, textures, and profiles.

A quality vinyl siding product offers the following attributes:

  • Exceptional durability against harsh weather and pests
  • Requires very little maintenance
  • Energy efficient (especially when purchasing insulated vinyl siding)
  • Comes in a variety of styles, including cedar shakes, lap siding, and board & batten

Vinyl siding is popular in the Midwest, as many homeowners consider it an affordable, durable siding replacement option.

CertainTeed Polymer Siding

CertainTeed is an engineered wood siding that uses natural wood fibers combined with waxes, binders, and zinc borate. This combination of materials results in a durable product that will last for years. CertainTeed Polymer siding is resistant to hail, wind, moisture, and termites.

CertainTeed’s Cedar Impressions® line is trendy in our area as it replicates the look of real cedar shakes. This polymer siding comes in a wide range of sizes, colors, and textures – including rough split shakes. This product can be used as an accent or over the entire exterior of your home.

LP SmartSide Expert Finish Siding

If you are looking for an environmentally friendly siding product, consider LP SmartSide Expert Finish Siding. This product has been listed as one of Green Builder Media’s most sustainable siding suppliers.

LP SmartSide is made using Aspen trees, which quickly regrow from their own roots. In addition, since 99% of each log is used, there is minimal waste.

Schedule a Consultation With Integrity Roofing, Siding, and Windows

There’s a lot to learn about siding, and this article only scratched the surface. So please let us take a deep dive into the subject by scheduling a consultation with one of our siding experts.

Integrity Roofing, Siding, and Windows serves the KC Metro area. We are proud of the siding products we offer and are happy to discuss the pros and cons of each.


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