This can be as simple as repairing existing siding, replacing a few pieces or small area, or residing the entire house. If you are replacing a small area, then attention must be made to match up the new material as closely as possible to the existing. If you are opting for replacing all of the siding on your home, it is important to consider all of the options available to you and understand what may be best for you before contacting a siding contractor.
The most popular siding materials today are wood, composite wood, fiber cement and vinyl.
Wood Clapboard and Composite Wood
While wood requires more maintenance and upkeep than most other options, it does have a very natural look. With regular staining it will tend to last longer than vinyl and other wood-like sidings.
Composite wood siding tends to be less expensive than other options and is relatively simple to install. Though it doesn’t look exactly like real wood, it’s more realistic looking than vinyl.
Fiber-cement siding looks like wood or stucco, while requiring less maintenance. It’s also fire and termite proof. Fiber-cement siding comes in many textures and color options and is a very popular choice today because of its beautiful look and ease of maintenance.
Vinyl is probably the least expensive option. It is plastic siding that doesn’t peel or rot. However, over time it will tend to fade and crack.
Whatever material you choose, proper installation is paramount to ensuring the longevity and beauty of your home’s siding. Working with an expert siding contractor should be a strong consideration.