Our Clients In And Around Greene County And Christian County, Missouri Love These Siding Types
Knowing your home siding options is a great move! You can make better, more informed decisions that’ll leave you happy in your home.
In this post, you can discover 3 popular house siding brands and what house siding materials they mainly use. You can also uncover some of their pros and cons.
Time To Upgrade Our Siding
“Look at our siding,” huffs Amanda.
Chris nods uneasily. “Yep, there it is. Our house.” Amanda shakes her head. “And when you look at our neighbor’s does anything seem different?”
“Yeah, their homes look newer and nicer,” says Chris. “That means we need to update ours,” says Amanda. “And with one of the best house siding brands, too.”
“What are the best ones?” asks Chris. “If we’re doing this then we should also find out the cost to replace house siding,” he suggests. Amanda smiles as she takes her phone out. “Great idea, hon! Let’s start Googling.”
Here’s what the couple finds out:
House Siding Brands And Materials
The 3 main brands people are choosing for their siding are James Hardie, LP Smart Side, and Prodigy. Their siding materials are fiber cement, wood-based, and vinyl.
1. James Hardie Plank Siding (Fiber Cement)
James Hardie is basically a household name. Their siding products are all over the world. This house siding option is made from fiber cement. Fiber cement is made from a combination of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers.
- Durable and long-lasting
- Environmentally friendly
- Variety of styles and colors
- Fantastic warranty
- Kind of pricy, definitely more than vinyl siding
- Part of the cost comes from higher installation difficulty
*This is our favorite siding product and the one we recommend the most to our clients
2. LP Smartside Siding (Wood-Based)
This type of house siding is like fiber cement but it uses wood. The end result is a product that looks and feels like real wood. The difference is this product is much more resilient.
- Fantastic 5-year warranty
- More affordable than some siding types
- Quick install
- 6 style options (instead of 1 or 2)
- Dozens of color choices
- The warranty only lasts 5 years
- Parts of the warranty may not apply in certain regions
- The coating can flake off
- Needs more preparation before installation
- Not fire-resistant
- No pest warranty nor much of a resistance
3. Prodigy House Siding (Insulated Vinyl)
Insulated vinyl is a great house siding option. It’s normal vinyl siding with an added layer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam insulation.
- Better insulation
- Reduces energy use
- Very durable
- Wide range of colors
- Has a more uniform look
- Costlier than standard vinyl
- Needs precise installation or problems will occur
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“Awesome, now we just have to decide which we like best!” says Chris happily. Amanda laughs. “Yes, and then we start looking for colors and such. Maybe there’s more we can use on this blog.”