Painting your house year after year is not only expensive, but can be tedious and exhausting. Siding has revolutionized no-nonsense home ownership, making upkeep of your exteriors a breeze. There are so many siding options available to customize your home so it looks clean and fabulous all year long. Here are some choices to consider during your exterior renovation process.
This is the classic option that first took the siding world by storm so many years ago. It’s made from aluminum with a painted finish, which means that once it’s painted it eventually can chip. The aluminum material also tends to be easily dented. This might not be so great during a hail storm or when your kid kicks a soccer ball into the side of the house. The benefits of aluminum, however, are that it is flexible and molds well to various house sizing requirements. It also tends to be durable.
This siding option is a newer innovation than aluminum and has some significant benefits. It tends to be quite affordable, which is a huge plus. When the siding is created, it is molded so it doesn’t bend or dent. The color is also “baked in” while the siding is created, so you don’t have to worry about repainting or any paint chipping. Once you put it up, this siding is good to last for years. And it’s so easy to clean too! Just hose it down every 6 months or so, and it will look great for a long time. The one issue to consider is that it doesn’t withstand really cold climates. It expands and contracts, making it vulnerable to cracking and breaking.
This material is relatively new, but it is already a big hit in the marketplace. This amalgam of materials is incredibly durable, can be fashioned to look just like your favorite wood shingle siding or rock or brick, and lasts much longer than any of the other options. It tends to be more expensive and requires a professional to install. But you can have that gorgeous wood-trimmed house of your dreams, minus the wood and the hassle. It’s a great option for homeowners who want a hybrid choice that is durable, easy to maintain, yet looks gorgeous.
Siding is a significantly improved option over choices from the past. It’s affordable, very easy to maintain, and lasts a long time. There are options for every budget and aesthetic preference. From the basic aluminum to vinyl, and all the way to newer, mixed surfaces like cement fiber, everyone can find the right siding choice for their interests and needs. To figure out the best option for you today, feel free to give us a call!