The siding is one of the main components of a home, and it determines the style and design of your exterior setting. Over time, it’s important for the material to be replaced to ensure that the home is updated and well-maintained.

Wood Siding

Wood siding is the most attractive of home siding options. Common types of wood siding include wood planks, boards or panels, and shingles. Wood clapboard siding is one of the oldest types of house siding, and you can see its beauty in many historic homes. The main drawbacks of wood siding are its high cost and relatively high maintenance needs.

Metal Siding - Aluminum or Steel

Aluminum siding has evolved over the years into a very low-maintenance and popular siding choice for newer homes. In recent years, the availability of low-cost overseas steel has led to an emergence of steel siding. Horizontal aluminum and steel siding comes in strips that include a mounting flange at the top for nailing into and an interlocking edge along the bottom to seal against weather. Galvanized corrugated roofing also is used for siding on modern-style homes.

Vinyl Siding

Like aluminum, vinyl siding comes in strips with interlocking edges. A special tool called a zip tool is used to join and separate the siding strips. It comes in a range of styles, including horizontal and vertical panels and a range of colors.

Fiber Cement Siding

Cement fiber siding is the latest development in a residential siding. It’s durable, very low-maintenance, and made from recyclable materials, so it’s resource-efficient and beautiful to boot. It cuts and installs like wood siding.

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