A Siding Blog: How Ex-Siding!!

Are you looking to give your house a makeover but don’t know where to start? Consider replacing your siding as the starting point. Your siding is important because it can be a victim to the natural elements, that is why it is important to factor in maintenance, durability, and cost. We’ll go over some of the most popular types of siding to help you choose the best option for you.

Fiber Cement:


Fiber cement siding is a durable, low maintenance type of siding that can be molded to look similar to wood siding. This siding can last up to 50 years and is known to be able to withstand the elements. While it is slightly more expensive, it is designed to last longer than vinyl siding while at the same time it does not cost as much as wood siding. 

Stone Veneer:


Stone veneer siding is made from synthetic materials and is an alternative to natural stone siding. Stone veneer can last about 50 years compared to natural stone which can last over a century. While this siding isn’t as strong as natural stone, it is still a durable material that is as strong as vinyl and fiber cement siding. This siding works in any climate, however, if it is not installed properly, you can face water damage behind the siding. Stone veneer siding is the less expensive option to natural stone, it can be very pricey when compared to other sidings such as vinyl.

Stucco:

Stucco is a type of siding that is made from a mixture of sand and cement that can last over 50 years if installed properly and is well-maintained. This type of siding is expensive to install and requires a lot of maintenance to avoid any potential water damage and mold issues that can accor behind the stucco. This is why it is recommended that stucco is used in warm or dryer climates

Vinyl:

 

Vinyl siding has become the most popular choice due to the variety of colors and styles that it comes in, while also being the most inexpensive option. The downside to vinyl is that it can be expensive to replace if there is any damage. Most damages involve removing the entire side of siding and replacing it. This siding works best in any environment.

Wood:

 

 

Wood siding is a great option if you want a more rustic look to your home. There are multiple ways to customize this type of siding with stain and paint. This siding is prone to water damage and is not recommended if you live in a rainy climate. However, wood siding is high maintenance due to its frequent need to be repainted, if taken care of properly, wood siding can last over 30 years.

We hope our post has answered any questions that you might have when it comes time to replace your siding. If you still have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with us, our office number is 215-343-5557, or you can use our online contact form.