6 Different Types of Siding for Your Home

There are many different types of siding options on the market today, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages that may or may not make it the best choice for your home.  In addition, you also have to take into consideration whether or not it will complement other parts of your home, such as the roof and gutters. This is why determining which one is the best can be difficult. 

 

Our goal is to give you the best roofing products and services that you deserve. We want to work on adding value to your home. To do that, you need to be aware as well of the different siding options available that can match and work with your roof. Here are some of them:

Different Types of Siding

Different Types of Siding

Wood

Wood is a popular siding material. It is lightweight making it easy to install. It’s available in a variety of sizes and styles, including shiplap, board-and-batten, and the typical horizontal lap. It can also be rustic or contemporary to match the architectural style of your home.

 

However, the downside of wood siding is that it is difficult to maintain. It requires constant repainting and will eventually have water leakage problems such as swelling, warping, cracking, or rotting. Thus, it requires constant care to ensure that minor water or insect problems do not spread to other areas. You have to keep up with maintenance and repairs at all times.

Vinyl

In the United States, vinyl siding is one of the most popular options for homeowners. It’s commonly found on smaller residences or apartment complexes, especially in areas that get lots of precipitation and storms. It is available in a variety of textures, styles, and colors, and it can even mimic wood and other different types of siding. 

 

Vinyl siding is fire-resistant so it won’t burn unless it reaches a very high temperature. It is low-cost, versatile, and requires only minimal upkeep. In addition, it is also energy efficient since many vinyl siding options include insulation, which can reduce your energy bill by 20% or more.

Metal

Metal siding comes in a variety of materials, including steel and aluminum, and can have a variety of looks, including standing seams and log-look siding. Metal siding is long-lasting and resistant to moisture, insects, and fire. It is not susceptible to moss and mildew growth. It requires only low maintenance and is resistant to extremes of temperature since it will only reflect heat instead of absorbing it. Thus, it can be ideal for any home in any environment.

Fiber Cement

Fiber Cement siding is made out of a mixture of wood pulp and cement. It is available in a variety of colors and has a finish that will not peel or chip for at least ten years. It is low-maintenance and is resistant to impact, moisture damage, insect, and fire. In addition, it can also mimic a variety of other siding materials, including wood. 

 

The most significant disadvantage of fiber cement siding, however, is the high cost of installation. This is because the installation process necessitates a large number of people and, as a result, higher costs on labor. But these high upfront costs can be compensated by their longevity since fiber cement can last up to 50 years.

Brick

Brick has a distinctive appearance that sets it apart from other siding materials. It will remain the same throughout the years because it is very long-lasting, it can even survive centuries if properly maintained. It is also resistant to weather, fire, and insects. It will only require minimal upkeep and you won’t even have to paint and repaint it.

 

However, installing and repairing brick siding can be costly. Although it will not require painting, if you do decide to paint it because you don’t like the color, it will take just as much maintenance as wood and will be very impossible to return to its natural color afterward.

Stucco

Stucco is a unique siding material formed from a mixture of cement and sand. It has a distinct aesthetic that works well with a variety of architectural styles. It’s also quite durable and can withstand moderate impacts, as well as heat and cold. It comes in a number of colors, allowing you to personalize the style of your home. Stucco also tends to reflect heat away from the home, keeping the interiors cooler and your energy bills lower.

 

However, while stucco is resistant to most impacts, it can and will be destroyed by water, especially over time. By then, you have no choice but to replace the affected portions if this occurs and it may be difficult to match them so you may need to repaint the entire structure to blend the replacement in.

Different Types of Siding

Elite Roofing is Ohio’s best roofing contractor. Our roofing products and services can work with different types of siding. You don’t have to worry about an aesthetically mismatched roof and siding. Elite Roofing can help you choose the right roof to complement your home’s siding. Call us today and we’ll give you a free estimate!