Different Siding Materials to Choose From

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Siding is designed to both protect and beautify the exterior of your house, helping to boost its curb appeal. If you’re installing or replacing the siding on your home, then we’ve got a handy round-up of some of the most popular siding materials and the pros and cons of choosing each.

Vinyl siding

Vinyl is one of the cheaper options when it comes to siding installation, but it still offers great quality and durability at the same time. It’s impressively resistant to adverse weather conditions and won’t fade in direct sunlight. Make sure you understand how to properly clean and maintain your vinyl siding, however, to prevent the build-up of mold and grime. You can choose from a variety of colors of vinyl to suit the style of your home.

Metal siding

Aluminum and steel are the most popular choices for metal siding. Aluminum is the more lightweight option, although is still heavier than vinyl. Metal siding is nice and easy to clean and maintain, even more so than vinyl as it is mold resistant, although steel can be susceptible to rusting. Dents and scratches can also impact metal siding, but it is generally a durable and resistant material.

Wood siding

Wood siding can produce an extremely attractive aesthetic for your home, although it does come with some challenges. Depending on the type of wood you choose, it could be prone to mold, rotting, warping, splitting, and more problems, so requires a lot more maintenance and care than other materials. Do your research or ask for advice about the best type of wood for your siding, especially based on the climate you live in. If the challenges put you off, then you could opt for faux wood siding instead to create a similar aesthetic.

Fiber cement siding

Made from cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, fiber cement siding is another low maintenance option that’s resistant to rot, insect damage, and fire. This material can produce the look of wood siding and has an extremely long lifespan, up to twice as long as vinyl siding, although it is prone to scratching and is likely to need repainting approximately every 10-15 years. It’s also resistant to rot, mold, and fire damage.

At Artisan Roofing Company, we specialize in vinyl siding and are also a James Hardie® Elite Preferred Contractor. So, if you’re looking for high-quality vinyl or fiber cement siding for your home across Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville, then contact Artisan Roofing Company today.