How to Know What Type of Siding is the Best for Your House
Is it time to replace the siding of your house? (If you do not know the answer to that question, check out 6 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Home's Siding, then come back to this blog post!)
If your answer is yes, then you are at the right place. Let's talk about selecting the best siding for your house! Choosing the correct type of siding can be a daunting task. So let us help guide you in the right direction.
Pros vs. Cons
Before we get started, let's get organized with step one. A good ole pros and cons list can come in handy when making a decision. When picking your siding, you will want to consider the durability, price, required maintenance, appearance, and style of each type of material to best make your decision. Then, whipping out an old fashion pen and pad of paper can help you organize all this information. Okay, now, are you ready?
Here are a few of the most popular siding options in the United States, check them out and see which would best fit you and your home!
Vinyl could be a good option for your home if you live in a climate with a lot of precipitation and storms. This plastic material is suitable for weatherproofing and comes in various colors, which can help ensure that you find the perfect shade that you envision for the exterior of your home.
Another plus is that it is a reasonably inexpensive material. The typical price per square footing starts at $3.50 but increases for higher quality. And, if you are looking for low-maintenance siding, this requires little to none. It is known to last for decades and is not supposed to rot or trap any moister.
Long lasting if kept up with maintenance, wood is a natural and another popular siding option. If you choose to go the wood route, there are endless options, and you can customize the look of your home to exactly how you would desire.
If you are looking for a reliable, extremely durable, and no maintenance material, then metal is definitely for you. Metal is great for extreme temperature areas and harsh conditions such as snow. Now, you may be thinking, "metal is a roofing material." You are correct, but recently it has also been increasingly used as siding material!
The biggest downside in choosing this material is that it is not a great insulator or soundproof. But once you get past that, it is a great option!
Now you should be ready to make the decision! Best of luck with going out there and getting your siding replaced.