Siding is a very important material for your home. It makes the exterior of your home look stronger and more appealing. In addition, it protects the interior of your house from weather conditions.
Here are some different types of house sidings you can choose from.
Vinyl siding is affordable and offers a wide range of colors. In addition, it is quite common and easy to install because contractors are already familiar with this system.
Vinyl siding can also come with pre-installed insulation in the ridge of the panel. This system can offer great advantages for the atmosphere in your home. It keeps the temperature more stable and it lowers your energy bills.
One of the major downsides of this siding is durability. It is quite prone to damage because of hail, snow, and rain. While the insulated vinyl siding is more durable than the simple one, it still does not compare to the other siding alternatives.
Wood siding is a natural material with a timeless look. It can be both natural and manufactured.
Natural wood siding is eco-friendly and easy to repair. Most importantly, it offers an appealing vibe and style that makes it quite popular amongst homeowners.
The problem with natural wood siding is the price. This siding material is quite expensive and requires high levels of maintenance. It also requires higher expertise to install, which makes contractors request more money for it. Last but not least, natural wood siding is prone to termites and rodents.
Manufactured wood siding, on the other hand, looks almost the same as natural wood siding but costs 50% less. It includes engineered wood, cedar shakes, and board and batten.
Cedar wood siding can last for 100 years and is very easy to maintain.
The only issue with manufactured wood siding is moisture and fire.
Metal siding is low maintenance, environmentally friendly, and resistant to bugs and fire. It is however not ideal in wet or coastal locations as water can create rust.
While metal siding can be more expensive than other alternatives, in the long run, it is quite convenient as it requires little to no maintenance and can resist for decades keeping the same pristine look as the first day it was installed.
Other siding options include fiber cement, brick, and stone. These options are quite versatile and offer a classic look. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. Contact us at RH Renovation NYC to discuss which of these different types of house sidings are the right choice for you.