Picking the best type of siding for your home is a difficult decision as there are numerous options you can choose from.
Before deciding, you need to pay attention to the specifics of each material. Consider how durable and strong a material is and check its purchasing as well as maintenance cost.
Here are some of the best types of sidings you can choose from.
One of the most popular choices for siding is vinyl. This type of siding has a high concentration of plastic and is very common in small houses. It is durable, fire-resistant, and quite affordable. In addition, vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors and is one of the quickest ways to add weatherproof protection to your home. It does have some drawbacks, however. Vinyl siding is quite prone to mold and rotting and can fade more quickly when exposed to UV lights.
Another very common type of siding is wood. Wood siding is natural and versatile. It can be painted in RAL colors or oil shades to leave the natural look of the material intact. In addition, wood siding can cost from $7,000 to $23,000. It allows you to complement your home with any style you like, from contemporary to classic. Wood siding, however, can get damaged more easily and requires more maintenance than other alternatives.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement is a great option for siding. It lasts for decades, and it is very versatile as it can come in a variety of colors and styles. In addition, it is low maintenance and fire resistant. The disadvantages of using fiber cement sidings are cost and moisture. Fiber cement is not only expensive but also not very energy efficient. In addition, it absorbs moisture that leads to mold and stains.
Metal is becoming more and more popular as a siding material thanks to its strengths and easy installation. You can find aluminum as well as steel siding that require very little maintenance. Metal siding is very durable not only for weathering but also for pests and fires. However, it does not offer any insulation properties, neither to temperature nor to sound.
Last but not least, brick siding is a perfect option for anyone who wants a timeless look and does not need to change the exterior of their house too often. Brick siding is eco-friendly, fire-resistant, and weather resistant. It is however very expensive to install and has some color limitations. If you want the look of brick but with more colors, you need to paint your exterior facade.
Contact us at RH Renovation NYC for more information on the best type of house siding available.