3 Types Of House Siding Materials Most People Love

These Are The Popular House Siding Options Among Our Clients In Christian County And Greene County, Missouri

Finding out all of your options is a smart move, especially if it’s for something as big and important as your house exterior.

In this post, you can find out 3 popular, modern house siding materials. You can also discover some of their pros and cons.

It’s From A Different Age

“Our siding really looks that old?” asks Amanda in confusion.

Chris chuckles a bit. “No, but yes. Our siding is starting to have an aged look to it. It might be nice to go ahead and get a fresh look. Bet we’d find some damages if we looked, too.”

Amanda shrugs, looking down. “How much does it cost to replace siding?” Chris takes her hand. “We can afford it. What we should be focusing on right now is what type of house siding material we want.”

“Are you sure?” asks Amanda. Chris shrugs. “We’ll get there when we get there. We can always plan now and save up!” Amanda smiles. “I like that idea. Let’s go ahead and start looking!”

Amanda pulls her phone out of her purse and starts searching Google for answers.

Here’s what she and Chris discover:

Three siding materials for houses are fiber cement, vinyl, and cedar. Each come with their pros and cons. They also provide a very different look and feel to the exterior of any house.

1. Fiber Cement Siding Pros And Cons

Fiber cement siding (think Hardie plank siding) is our favorite type of house siding material.

It’s guaranteed not to fade or chip for 15 years, is easy to clean, low-maintenance, fire-resistant, and has a wide range of styles and colors.

These awesome benefits come with some small cons. Fiber cement siding can cost 2 to 3 times as much as vinyl siding. This is because it needs special tools and techniques for installation. It needs repainting every 12 years and may need paint touch-ups.

2. Vinyl Siding Pros And Cons

Vinyl siding is another great house siding type. It’s durable, affordable, usually comes with a 30-year warranty, cleans easily, and has a wide color and material variety.

Vinyl siding isn’t waterproof, just water-resistant. It dents more easily than other siding materials for houses and tends to warp in extreme temperatures.

3. Cedar Siding Pros And Cons

Cedar siding can last for over 50 years with only adequate maintenance. It gives homes a warm and inviting feeling.

Adequate maintenance can still seem like a lot for some people. It can need restaining every 1 to 5 years depending on how much sun it gets. Wood boring bees and woodpeckers can also create damage that’ll need repairs.

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“Now we can really start planning,” says Chris happily. “So, you mean planning as in looking around this blog for more siding information,” suggests Amanda. Chris nods and the couple keeps planning.

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