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Understanding Your Home Siding Options

One of the easiest ways to make your home feel brand new is through an exterior facelift.  We’re talking new windows, doors, a new roof, and of course, new siding. Of all these exterior upgrades, new siding is the option that will give you the most bang for your buck when it comes to looks.

Understanding Your Home Siding Options

There are many options to choose from when it comes to upgrading the siding on your home. Furthermore, each siding option comes with its own list of pros and cons.  Today we’re going to walk you through some of those options to help you choose which type of siding is best for you.

Vinyl Siding

Of all the siding options, vinyl siding is the most popular for both new builds and remodels alike.  Because it comes in a variety of colors and sizes, you can easily find a vinyl siding that will fit the style you are aiming to achieve.  Affordable and easy to find at nearly any home improvement store, vinyl siding lasts between 20-40 years with proper maintenance.

Wood Siding

Wood siding is a siding option for your home that offers pleasing aesthetic and great durability. Like vinyl siding, wood siding can last anywhere from 20-40 years with proper maintenance. However, maintenance for wood siding is more complicated than for vinyl siding because it must be scraped and repainted or treated every few years.

Fiber Cement Siding

Much like wood siding, fiber cement siding must be painted or stained to achieve its best look and quality. Unlike wood siding, however, fiber cement siding is fireproof and very durable against outdoor elements. Although it is much more costly than vinyl siding, fiber cement siding comes in a variety of styles and patterns that can be picked to match any home.  But, with a higher cost comes with a higher value as experts say fiber cement siding can last 50 years or more.

When you are choosing a siding for your home you have to find the siding that will fit within your budget, fit the style of your home, and match up to the amount of maintenance work you want to do.  If you need help choosing new siding for your home or installing siding, just give us a call at Beltway Builders! We’ll be happy to come out and see what we can do!

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