Choosing the right siding for your home is important. It sets the tone of the house and can even save you money depending on the route in which you go. Following is a quick and simple guide to different styles of siding in order to help you choose which is right for you.
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Some of the key benefits of metal siding are wonderful insulation, easy to paint, and cost effective. By using either steel or aluminum siding, you may cover up old and worn brick or faded wood. Metal siding keeps out the cold during the winter and bounces the heat off during the summer months which in terms of your electric bill can save you money. If you would like to redo the exterior of the home to give it a facelift, a simple primer and coat of paint is all that is needed. This makes it simple to color coordinate your lawn furniture giving the house a well put together look.
Everyone loves the rustic look of a wood covered home. As long as it is properly taken care of, wood siding can last for many years. There are several different types of wood used to side houses. Among these are fir, spruce, pine, redwood, and cedar. The benefits of wood siding are its appearance, it is easy to paint, and its ability to hold the temperature where it needs to be.
This timeless style of siding has been used for many years. The reason for that is its incredible durability. When properly maintained, brick will last for a very long time. If you think “Oh that red brick is everywhere,” then be surprised that there is now an assortment of colors and tones to choose from. Insulation is near perfect and brick protects your house from serious fire damage.
Most traditionally built homes today use vinyl siding. It is one of the most cost effective sidings. Using a pressure washer makes this extremely easy to clean. Being less expensive, make sure that you decide on a better quality vinyl siding because it can fade over time and chip from high winds.
Are you looking to make your home stand out with elegance, then stone siding is the choice for you. Though it is labor intensive and the stones are expensive, if you don’t mind the price, it doesn’t get any better than this. With your options spanning from limestone to bluestone to quartzite to granite, the exterior of you house can be as diverse and customized as much as you wish.
True stucco can be extremely durable. With it, you can create all sorts of designs and patterns to make the siding of your how stand out. Stucco is made from concrete and lime or sand, mixed together with water. It is applied to exterior of the home to make a seamless wrap around the house.
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