Siding gives you a great way to add color and definition to your house. There are lots of options these days to help you create the perfect facade of your home. While aesthetics are always important, you also want to consider the durability and ability to resist water as well as the ease of installation and versatility.
The most popular type of siding is vinyl siding. It’s low cost, versatile and easy maintenance. Vinyl siding is the most popular siding choice in the United States.
Wood siding is commonly used for bungalow, Cape Cod and cottage exteriors. Wood siding offers a rich look and is durable as long as it’s maintained properly. Wood siding is a little more high maintenance since you have to stain it or paint it to prevent weather damage. It’s also susceptible to insects and rodents.
Brick siding is made from fired clay and comes in different textures, shapes, and sizes. Brick is usually found on Tudor, English cottage and Colonial exteriors. This provides a beautiful look and has been used for hundreds of years and withstood the test of time.
Stucco is another option, which is made from building sand, Portland cement, lime and water. This look is commonly found on Mediterranean, ranch and Spanish-mission exteriors. Stucco is very rigid and careful installation can help reduce unwanted cracks. Stucco can last the lifetime of the house as long as it’s properly maintained.