5 Popular Siding Options for Your Home

There are many types of siding that you can have on your home, so it can be difficult to pick out what one is right for you. Weighing both the advantages and the style it can be hard to know what all the available siding options are even available. Here is a short list of 5 popular siding options for your home.

  1. Vinyl: Vinyl siding is a relatively inexpensive plastic material that does not naturally decay. It will, however, fade and crack as it ages, especially if in a warm climate.
  2. Brick: Brick is a very popular choice for siding because of its longevity and attractive styling, which both contribute to why many older buildings still have brick siding. The downside is that brick siding can be very expensive.
  3. Stucco: This siding is cement mixed with other materials, which dries very hard and solid. Some choose to paint stucco, but the stucco can dry in a variety of colors which some may enjoy. It is popular in the south-west United States and may appear unattractive if used in an environment that clashes.
  4. Wood: Wood siding can be beautiful but does come with some issues. It needs to be cleaned and maintained and could rot depending on climate and type of wood. However, it can be well worth the effort depending on location and style.
  5. Stone: Stone siding can be had as real stone siding, or simply a veneer. While they will have similar advantages of style and insulation, the real stone siding will last longer than a veneer.

There is a huge world of siding for you home out there, so it can be hard to know what kind to get. Ask a contractor what is possible and advantageous, and you should be able to find a material that benefits your home as well as matches your personal styling tastes.