When it comes to your home’s exterior, few elements have as significant an impact as siding. Choosing the right siding material is a decision that can affect your home’s curb appeal, energy efficiency, and maintenance requirements. Here’s is an overview of the main types of siding materials available today.
Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices due to its affordability, easy maintenance, and resistance to rot, insects and moisture. It comes in a wide range of colors and styles, allowing homeowners to achieve their desired look. With proper maintenance, vinyl siding can last between 20 and 40 years.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is a blend of cement, sand and cellulose fibers. It offers excellent durability, fire resistance, resistance to rot, insects and weathering, and is available in various textures and colors to mimic wood or stucco. This type of siding can last 30 to 50 years or more with minimal maintenance.
Wood siding, such as cedar or redwood, offers a classic, natural appearance, and it can be easily stained or painted. The lifespan of wood siding can vary depending on the wood species and maintenance. Properly maintained wood siding can last 20 to 40 years, but it may require regular upkeep to prevent rot and decay.
Aluminum siding is lightweight, paintable, easy to install, and resistant to rust and corrosion. It can last around 30 years with proper care. While it is low maintenance, it can dent or become damaged in severe weather.
Contact Hampton Exteriors to learn more about your options, so we can find the type of siding material that works best for your home and your budget.