Building & Renovation

What Types of Siding are Available?

If you are looking for siding for your home or your commercial business, then you may be wondering what types of siding are available. Surprisingly. There are a number of siding options available. Here’s a look at the top 8 choices with pros and cons. 

types of siding

1). Vinyl siding

Vinyl siding is one of the most affordable options available. However, it is not the most durable. Vinyl siding is a good idea if you are on a budget and you live in a climate that doesn’t have lots of challenge weather conditions.

2). Insulated vinyl siding 

If you live in an area that has big changes in the weather, then you will want to opt for insulated vinyl siding. As the name implies, you can better insulate your home with insulated vinyl siding. Yes, insulated vinyl siding costs more than vinyl siding. However, you are likely to save money on your energy bills.

3). LP SmartSide

LP SmartSide is an extremely durable hardwood siding that can be repainted and will last a long time. This type of siding is more expensive. However, it will last a long time and make your home or your business look great.

4). Hardie Board Siding

Hardie Board siding contains concrete and is extremely durable. This type of siding comes with a 30-year warranty and is a great choice for those who want to maintain their siding for more than a generation. Yes, it does cost more than most siding options. However, Hardie board siding is a smart choice if you choose to own your property for a long time. 

5). Everlast composite siding 

Everlast composite siding is another durable siding option that is made from crushed rock along with polymers and resins. This siding option will last a long time. However, it does come at a price. Also, bear in mind that there are limited style options available with this type of siding. 

6). Natural wood siding

If you want to create a natural look for your home or your business, then you will want to opt for natural wood siding. With natural wood siding, you can stain and paint the siding to just about any color you wish. The one big downside is that natural wood siding is extremely high maintenance. 

7). Manufactured wood siding

Want the look of natural wood siding without paying the high price? Then you will want to opt for manufactured wood siding. You pay only a fraction of the price. The downside? This type of siding can attract mold and mildew if water gets trapped behind the siding. 

8). Metal siding

If you are looking for a siding that will last, then you will want to opt for metal siding. This type of siding is resistant to bugs and environmentally friendly. The downside to metal siding is that it can rust and lighter metal materials – like aluminum – can dent easily. 

Finding a top installer 

Once you have chosen your siding of choice, you will want to find top-quality siding installation services. Be sure that the installation team has experience in your type of structure and siding. With the right siding and installer, your home or office will look better than ever. 

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