The Pros and Cons to Various Siding Types

With new siding you can increase the value of your home. Buying siding for you home can be hard considering all the types of siding that is available. If you are aware of the various aspects of siding it can help you ask the right questions so you can make the best decision when buying siding. You should know the style of your home it will also make buying siding easier. When you know the style of your home you can then learn about the various types of siding materials.

Here are some of the siding materials that you can buy for your home.

* Aluminum - Aluminum is very durable and one of the more popular types of siding materials. Aluminum does not crack, it is fireproof, it covers thin, is environmentally friendly, and does not pose any health risks. It is also one of the more inexpensive types of siding. The one main disadvantage of aluminum siding is denting. Leaning ladders against aluminum siding can cause dents, so cleaning windows and making roof repairs are difficult to do.

* Brick - Brick lasts a long time and can be a beautiful type of siding on your home. Brick siding, especially when sealed, can also whether the elements year in and year out and still look great. There are many colors to choose from and you do not need to worry about constant repair. Brick is a more expensive type of siding, but you have to take into account how long the brick siding will last.

* Cedar shingles - Cedar shingles can look great in settings that are natural. The cedar shingles can come in various tones and colors and do not need much upkeep. The only thing about cedar siding is that you should paint or stain them periodically to make the siding looking great.

* Engineered or Composite Wood - This type of siding looks like real wood but without all of the upkeep. Engineered and composite wood siding is also much less expensive that using real wood siding.

* Seamless Steel - Steel is very durable and you can find seamless steel siding that looks like wood textures. It is durable to the weather and you do not need to worry about painting the siding.

* Vinyl - Vinyl siding is nice as it does not require a lot of upkeep and it is one of the more popular types of siding. Vinyl siding is also one of the least expensive types of siding material. However vinyl siding can look faded, crack, or even split after several years. Vinyl is also not one of the most environmentally friendly materials, as when used with siding because when it is removed the PVC’s that it is made out of releases toxins when burned.

* Stone - Stone siding is very durable and can give your home a very natural and appealing look. Stone is one of the more expensive types of siding but the upkeep is minimum and it lasts a long time.

* Stucco - Stucco is very durable and strong and it keeps moisture out of your home. There are many types of synthetic stucco available and it can give your home a very natural look.

* Wood Clapboard - There are many types of wood siding available such as pine, cedar, Cyprus, and redwood to name just a few. Wood is a little more expensive and it takes a little more upkeep, but it can be one of the types of siding that can greatly increase the value of your home.