Is your siding starting to look ragged and worn out? Maybe it’s just time to finally update your home. Whatever the reason, not everyone is familiar with the best types of quality siding or the styles you can choose from. The following is a guide to our favorite siding.
James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is painted in the factory, UV and chip resistant, and can withstand the elements. It is made to endure and protect against cracking, rotting, hail, termites, and much more. One benefit that other siding can’t boast is that fiber cement is considered a sustainable (or green) product. Fiber cement gets this endorsement because it is made of recycled mixed materials and lasts longer on your home than aluminum or wood.
CertainTeed Vinyl Siding more than 40 fade-resistant color choices for your home. With their ColorView® technology, you can upload a photo of your home and see what color suits your unique style
CertainTeed Polymer Siding is also vinyl. What sets apart CertainTeed is the polymer shake series. It replicates the look of real cedar shakes that you would find on a beautiful home settled in the mountains, only they are more durable, pest and weather repellent, and require little maintenance.
Siding, shake, imitation stone, there are plenty of options; many homes utilize more than one type of siding to add interest and original details to their curb appeal. Shake siding is excellent for any home type, it can transform a basic split level into a cozy looking cabin or a beachy cottage. Horizontal siding is more traditional, it’s timeless and with the variety of colors out there, you won’t be lacking for individuality. Vertical siding is great for the sides and back of the house, as well as for those little details.
This used to be easy because there were only so many colors to choose from, especially if you didn’t want to paint it yourself. Now there’s at least 20 to choose from for each style that you want, some being exclusive to certain types of siding designs or your region. Keep in mind when choosing that although these are chip-resistant products they aren’t dirt-resistant. If you want a traditional white colonial house or a pale yellow Victorian, you will need to spray off the dirt and dust sometimes.