Every 20 or 30 years, home exteriors will require some updating. However, there are other aspects to consider while deciding between the various types of house siding. Above all, one wants something to keep their home safe for at least another 30 years.
Look at these common types of house siding to get a better idea of what one is looking for.
- Vinyl Siding
Vertical and horizontal panels and wood shake/shingle styles are available in different textures and colors. The price ranges from $3 to $8 per square foot, modest to moderate (plus labor). Vinyl has the advantage of being a low-maintenance material that can last up to 50 years.
- Wood Siding
Wood siding comes in several forms, finishes, and textures, but it does need to be finished with a stain or paint on the outside. The price ranges from $3 to $14 per square foot installed, making it moderate to expensive. Because wood requires a stain or paint finish, it is susceptible to moisture problems if the home is not well ventilated.
- Metal Siding
Metal siding is available in numerous design options, like panels, vertical stripes, and shingles. Aluminum siding costs between $3 and $6 per square foot, while uncoated steel costs between $4 and $8 per square foot. Steel and aluminum are both low-maintenance materials but denting is always a possibility.
- Fibre Cement Siding
It is a type of siding made of fibers and cement. When placed correctly, fiber cement siding resembles natural wood. It is highly long-lasting but a little on the pricey side for siding. Fibre cement siding costs roughly $10 per square foot to install. This material requires little maintenance and is resistant to decay and insects. So, it can even last for up to 50 years.
Choosing between the various types of house siding does not have to be a difficult task. Keep these lists in mind while considering the options to be confident in their final decision.
The first thing to consider is whether the siding one thinkswill blend in with the rest of their home’s exterior. After that, one can feel the cost, and that’s it!