Five Popular Home Siding Options

Jan 21 2020
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There are SO many siding options out there nowadays it can be a little overwhelming. When I chose my home siding (or really any of my materials) I have always started with the obvious: what can I afford? Which helps break down my options into more manageable amounts. I lvoe how far they’ve come though with vinyl and steel siding. Siding that will practically last forever but still even looks like cedar, stone and wood. Giving the look desired but without all the maintenance and up keep!

Improving the grade with garden edging, plastic, weed fabric and mulch. Covering the entire front of my home's foundation, the last step before siding.
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Improved technology has allowed a wider variety of siding products for houses. You can choose from a wide variety of color options, including patterns like Mossy Oak camouflage, styles, and materials. If your home needs a new look, here are five siding options from which to choose.  

Wood Siding

The use of wood for a home is as old as house construction. There are several wood sidings options to choose from, including:

Wood siding costs between $5 to $10 a square foot, which includes installation. You can choose from several types of trees for your wood siding.

Vinyl Siding

Another common siding option is vinyl siding. Companies began using vinyl siding in the 1950s. Vinyl is a good option in most areas of the United States because it resists most weather well. However, strong storms that include hail can damage the siding, causing the need for replacing.

You can choose siding from many colors and patterns for your house. It is also available in different textures and styles. If you like the appearance of wood siding, you can choose vinyl shakes or shingles for your house. Vinyl siding costs about 90 cents to $2.50 a square foot.

Stucco Siding

If you have a brick house, you may want to change how it looks with siding. Instead of retrofitting your home with wood or vinyl, you can choose to cover the brick with stucco siding options. It requires careful application because it can crack if it’s not applied correctly.

Stucco is recommended more for houses in areas with a drier climate, such as the American Southwest. It can be textured, patterned, or finished with a smooth application. To install stucco, you can expect to pay $6 to $9 a square foot.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber Cement has a long history in other countries, but it didn’t become popular in the U.S. until the 1980s. It contains recycled products, so it is greener than many other types of siding, and it is durable and requires little maintenance.

Fiber Cement siding can be a pricey option because it sells for up to $10 a square foot. However, it is non-flammable, and the siding can last up to 50 years. DaBella is an Idaho Falls siding contractor that you can contact about fiber cement siding. 

Stone Veneer

If you like the appearance of natural stone, but don’t want to move, choose stone veneer siding. It has the look of natural stone, although it isn’t as durable as the real thing. Natural stone houses are very expensive to install, but you can get the look of stone for only $5 to $10 per square foot.

Consider all the options carefully when you need to re-side your house. New siding can significantly change the look of your home by choosing a new color, style or material. If you’re on a budget, vinyl siding the least expensive option, while fiber cement is one of the most expensive.

However, there is more to consider than the price of the siding. Contact a siding contractor for an expert’s opinion on the best siding for your house.

Improved technology has allowed a wider variety of siding products for houses. You can choose from a wide variety of color options, including patterns

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  1. January 27, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Great info on teaching us how to choose the proper siding for each house. design wise and all

    • January 27, 2020 at 9:57 am

      Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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