When you are trying to choose the type of siding for your home, it can get quite overwhelming. Siding is the defining characteristic of a home and any change should be a well thought out process. Below are the most common siding choices today.
Wood siding is one of the most popular types of siding due to its classic and high-quality look with the low price. Types include clapboard, plywood, hardboard/composition, rectangular plank, cedar and wood plank. Wood siding however is not a great choice in areas that experience harsh weather conditions or have wood-eating pests like termites. While it looks beautiful, it is not as durable of a siding as some of the other choices.
Vinyl siding is the most commonly used types of siding. In addition to the durability and low upkeep, you can also use foam-backed vinyl to help insulate your home. A better insulated home means less energy costs for the homeowner. There are many types of coatings, colors, and textures available with vinyl siding, which makes it a good fit for the majority of homes.
There are several types of materials that are available with composite siding including: fiber cement, aluminum and asphalt. It is often sold in shingles or slats like wood and installed in a very similar way. Because it can be made into different shapes, there are endless possibilities with siding accessories. The average cost is going to be a bit higher, about 2-3$ more per square foot, but it has a lot more variation for those looking for a custom look.
If you need help with picking a type of siding that is best for your home, call the professionals. We would be happy to help! Call Paradigm Roofing at 972-542-7774. Our roofing and siding experts are available for your questions or concerns.