Exterior siding doesn’t just add to your home’s aesthetic appeal but also helps with energy conservation, protecting your external walls, and preventing water seepage. Hynes Roofing & Siding has put together this list of 6 popular siding materials for you to choose from. Take a look and figure out which siding would be the best for your home or give our professional contractors a call for some expert advice.
While popular, vinyl siding does have a plastic-like appearance that turns a lot of homeowners off. But the low cost, ease of maintenance, variety of colors and styles, do help with the popularity.
It’s easier to install and available at most home improvement stores. So if you would like to install your siding yourself, we’d say vinyl is the material to go with.
Wood siding looks good and can be really durable if maintained well. If you want your home to have a chic exterior and choose wood siding as the material to use, keep in mind that wood siding requires periodic maintenance, like repainting or staining. Wood siding can last your home a long time but it will depend solely on how well you maintain it.
A good idea is to set up a long-term maintenance contract with a trusted contractor. Hynes Roofing & Siding can help you with a complete fiberglass windows replacement and the periodic maintenance too.
Brick siding is the perfect look for Colonial, Tudor or English cottages. It’ll give your home that vintage aesthetic that homes with hundreds of years of history have. Brick siding will last you a long time too, if it is installed properly and under regular weather conditions. If your home is often exposed to harsh weather conditions, ask for a protective membrane to be installed between the siding and your walls. Water can penetrate brick veneers so a protective membrane can ensure the structural integrity isn’t harmed.
Fiber-cement siding requires very little maintenance, it’s fire resistant, and termite-resistant. It is available in a range of styles and can be customised to appear like masonry, stucco, or wood.
Stucco is traditionally made using sand, lime, water and cement, and is a popular choice for homes in upscale neighborhoods.
Stucco is a rigid material, so the right skillset is important for a successful installation. It’ll also lower the possibility of unwanted cracks. Stucco is expensive to maintain, but by hiring a trusted contractor for the installation, your stucco siding can last you a long time.
Stone and Stone-veneer siding
Natural stone sidings are beautiful and durable, stones like granite and limestone add an intriguing visual quality to your home. A lighter and less expensive alternative are stone veneers made with natural and synthetic materials.
Yearly cleanings and regular checks of the siding can help with increasing its life.
If you still wish for an expert to advise you on the best siding to choose for your home, give Hynes Roofing & Siding a call at (610)-890-5620. We’ll point you in the right direction and give you a free estimate for the job. You can also fill out our contact form for a free quotation.