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Home > Blog > Siding 101: Which Type of Siding is Right for Your Home?

SidingThere are all kinds of materials that you can use on the exterior of your home. Many people prefer one kind over another based simply on looks, but there are many other aspects to consider besides aesthetics. Durability, cost, and environment are just some of the other factors that you should take into consideration when looking at siding. If you are in the market for new siding for your home or business, there are several types of siding that you can consider.

Wood siding is often only used these days on historic homes or those whose owners want old charm reflected in their newer home. Because it requires quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep the wood in good condition, it is not a good choice for homeowners who do not have the time or means to maintain it. However, wood siding has a beauty and character that cannot be replicated by more modern materials.

Some of the more common materials for siding used today are vinyl and aluminum. These lower-cost, highly durable materials are a great low-maintenance choice for many homeowners. Because they come in a huge variety of colors, they match most everyone’s styles and tastes. These choices for siding need to be installed properly in order to avoid buckling or puckering problems.

Lastly, cement fiber siding is one of the newest choices in siding and is quickly gaining followers for good reason. Its wood-like appeal paired with the easy-maintenance of vinyl or aluminum make it a great choice for those who are drawn to the historic nature of wood siding but need a more low-maintenance option. In addition to looks and maintenance, fiber cement siding is made from recyclable materials, making it eco-friendly.

If you have questions about which type of siding would be right for you, contact our professional siding installers at Spangler Restoration for more tips and ideas.

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