What Kind of Siding Should You Use for Your Home?

When getting ready to side your home, you will find that there are several different types of siding options available. It is important to explore your siding options in order to make certain you make the right choice for you. Whether you decide to hire a siding contractor or do it yourself, these tips will help you get started.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is available in just about every color imaginable. It is also available in a number of different textures that mimic the texture you would find in wood. Vinyl siding is very simple to install and to maintain.

It is also quite durable and does not require any maintenance, though you may need to power wash it every spring in order to keep it looking bright and clean.

Wood Siding

Wood siding can be installed for painting or staining. Rather than painting wood, most homeowners that are interested in color decide to use vinyl siding instead because of its durability. If you want to stain your home, on the other hand, you will still need to install wood siding. Over time, stained wood siding will fade and you will still need to power wash your siding every spring in order to keep it looking good.

Faux Stone or Brick Siding

Faux stone or brick siding is another option. If you love the look of stone or brick homes, this siding may be a good alternative for you. Faux and brick and stone siding is much cheaper than installing real brick or stone and is also easier to install.

At the same time, is generally the most expensive siding option you can use. For this reason, many homeowners choose to only side a portion of their home with this type of siding and will side the rest with wood siding or vinyl siding.

This siding is quite durable, but still may need to be cleaned every season in order to continue looking great.

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