Different types of exterior siding come and go, but some types remain in fashion forever. The type of exterior siding you use for your home depends on numerous factors such as style, cost, location, and upkeep. In 2021, you can choose between more siding material options than you might expect. Below are the best types of siding for a house today.
Wood siding is more popular than one might think. Cedar is the most popular and durable type of wood siding by far and can last up to 100 years or more! Similar woods are pine and cypress. Wood siding can take multiple forms, including shingles, shakes, clapboard, and board and batten. One should expect to seal it with a UV protectant coating.
Engineered wood is the next-best option and a friendly compromise between manmade and natural siding materials. Engineered wood is a composite of wood and resin or another binder. This is an option that removes the risk of water and insect damage while keeping that beautiful wood look.
Vinyl siding is by far one of the best types of siding for a house. It is lightweight, affordable, and durable. It is the standard for many homes as an affordable way to keep the elements out with little maintenance. You can have vinyl shingles, shakes, etc., that can mimic the look of wood or even stone. Because the color extends throughout the material, dents and scratches don’t show.
Fiber cement is a man’s best friend when it comes to siding. Fiber cement consists of concrete and cellulose fibers, creating a composite material that can take on many forms, textures, and colors. Fiber cement is hard to beat: it resists insects and vermin, it takes a beating from the elements, it is fireproof, and it doesn’t succumb to moisture problems.
Stone or Brick Veneer
Stone or brick veneer is a popular choice for the siding of a segment of your home’s facade. One can go with natural stone or synthetic stone. Using any of these materials for the face of your home adds a sense of strength, protects your home, and requires little maintenance.
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