A home’s siding is a big decision, and it’s often a very difficult one to make. There is a variety of different siding options available these days to create the perfect look for your home, but you want to choose carefully. Although aesthetics are always important, durability should always be the most important. You will want to consider the material’s durability, water resistance, ease of installation, and versatility. When looking at all these factors, you will find that each type of siding has its own set of pros and cons.
In the United States, vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices as it comes in a variety of colors and is fairly cheap. However, if durability is an important factor to you, vinyl may not be your best option.
Real wood has been an extremely popular siding choice throughout history due to its unique textures and finishes, yet it is vulnerable to damage or deterioration over time, no matter how careful and maintained it might be. Engineered wood has since become a popular choice as the low maintenance and low cost will allow you to have the look and style of traditional wood siding without all the downsides.
If you are not looking for the wood style, but still want a durable material that will last, fiber cement siding is the one for you. Fiber cement is the top siding chosen by United States homeowners due to its low maintenance, aesthetics, durability, increased home value, and more. While there are many options to choose from, engineered wood and fiber cement are the best options when thinking long-term.
Choosing the right design for a lifetime home is crucial for homeowners. Depending on what you are looking for will determine what best suits your home. It pays to know what you’re getting if you’re thinking of re-siding or siding a new house. Most whole-house siding projects are costly, regardless of the siding type selected. In comparison to fiber cement siding, engineered wood is reportedly more durable, but fiber cement is the most affordable option for good looks and durability. The two options are both excellent, however investing in siding comes down to your exterior style, budget, and what you value most.
Let the exterior decorating experts at Aspen Contracting help you make the right siding decision. Call us at 877-784-ROOF and set up an appointment with one of our project consultants.