The exterior of your home protects the people inside it from the effects of severe weather and adds an important aesthetic appeal. Like most parts of your home, the siding becomes worn over time and requires replacement. Although you incur an expense to replace your siding, it also gives you the opportunity to try something different if you would like. In this blog, we describe the advantages and considerations of several popular types of home siding.
Cedar or Pine Siding
Cedar and pine are types of wood siding made from specific trees. The most common types of home siding products made from cedar include Alaskan yellow cedar, eastern white cedar, and red cedar. The color of the wood matches its description.
Pine siding is the more affordable option of the two, but it is not as reliable. You would probably need to replace it within a few years because pine does not have the capacity to resist insect damage and rot. Pine siding is also prone to warping, cracking, and expansion while cedar siding is not.
Stone Veneer Siding
Stone veneer can add a touch of elegance to otherwise unremarkable foundation walls made from concrete. Homeowners often choose to install stone veneer on the lower half of their main wall levels and match it to driveway pillars. Stone veneer siding looks authentic and is one of the most attractive options available. However, manufacturers create it from a mixture of aggregates, cement, and pigment. They bake the mixture at an extremely high temperature to make it look like natural stone.
One of the top benefits of stone veneer siding is that homeowners can affix it to concrete directly. This type of siding also requires little maintenance after the installation phase. The only thing you should need to do is occasionally fill cracks that develop in the mortar between stones over time.
Wood siding has been a popular choice among homeowners for decades, and installers do not expect its popularity to wane anytime soon. You have many style options available with wood, such as clapboards, shingles, shakes, and board and batten. You should anticipate power washing your wood siding at least a few times a year to remove debris and prevent damage from insects or mold.
Vinyl siding has remained a favorite among homeowners for years due to its affordability, easy installation, and long lifespan. You also have numerous color and style options with vinyl siding, such as stone and wood shingles. Scratches and dings do not show as easily on vinyl siding as they do with other types, since its color is a natural part of the material. Your vinyl siding will need periodic cleaning with a hose and brush to look and perform its best.
Contact Diamond Hill Builders to Schedule Your Siding Work Today
Once you have selected the type of siding you like best and that works with your home, the next step is to contact us to complete the work. You may reach Diamond Hill at 603-580-5368 or complete a free online quote request.