Your home does more than just protect you and your family from the elements. It showcases your style to your whole neighborhood. Perhaps no part of your home plays a bigger part in its curb appeal than its siding. If you’re ready to choose new siding for your home, you have options including vinyl, fiber cement, and stone siding. Each comes with certain benefits, so to find the perfect siding for your home, you need to consider the strengths, looks, and cost of each. Let’s take a closer look at each option.
Vinyl siding is the most widely used siding material in the United States. It’s made primarily from PVC, which is a hard, plastic material. It’s installed on your home in a way that allows it to expand and contract as the temperature changes. One of vinyl’s most appealing features is its price. It’s one of the most affordable siding options, but it still offers good protection against the elements.
Vinyl siding comes in a nearly unlimited color palette, and the color is baked into the material to prevent fading. What’s more, it will never need painting. Overall, it’s a very low-maintenance option.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber Cement siding is a product that is growing in popularity. It is made from Portland cement, sand, and wood pulp. Fiber cement won’t attract pests and is exceptionally durable. It can resist damage from hail, snow, and ice storms and is a non-combustible material, so it has an excellent fire safety rating. Like vinyl, it can also be created to mimic the look of natural wood siding. It can also be painted or stained, so your color options are unlimited. You can also get it pre-colored with the color baked into the material for extra long-lasting beauty.
Fiber Cement siding will cost a little more than vinyl, but it also can last longer and comes with an excellent warranty.
If you love the look of natural stone walls but don’t have the budget to build them, consider stone façade siding as an alternative. This siding looks just like the real thing, but it’s actually a veneer that is lightweight and easy to install. It’s also highly durable and fire resistant. There’s no need to paint or stain stone siding—just choose the look you want, have it installed, and enjoy!
Stone siding is a premium product, so it is a bit more expensive than vinyl siding but far less expensive than natural stone and easier to install. It’s an investment in your home that can set it apart from others in your neighborhood.
It’s Good to Have Options
The good news is that today’s siding is head and shoulders above what you could get just a couple of decades ago. If you’re looking to replace your siding, you’re likely going put on a much better-quality siding than what you will take off, no matter if it’s vinyl, fiber cement, or stone veneer.
If you have questions about which siding material would be best for your home, please contact Home Pro America. We proudly carry Alside vinyl siding, James Hardie fiber cement siding, and Cultured Stone siding. We’d be happy to come to your home and help you decide which one would work best for you.