Putting siding on your home will increase its value and give it an entirely new appearance. Granted, exterior painting can also make your house look prettier and protect the materials underneath, but not to the same degree that siding can.
There are a number of materials made to use for siding today, each with its own features. Choosing the perfect siding goes beyond aesthetics; you will also want to consider how durable the material is, whether it is highly water resistant, and how easy it is to install.
Of course, if you decide to hire professionals for siding replacement in Marietta, instead of attempting a DIY project, installation will be less of a concern.
Below is a list of some of the favorite types of siding homeowners are using today.
- Vinyl – Almost everyone has heard of vinyl siding, thanks to its low cost and easy maintenance. It is the single most popular type of siding in the country based on these two features. The only downside is that some people don’t like the fact that it makes homes look as though they are coated in plastic. Simple installation makes vinyl siding a good choice for do-it-yourselfers.
- Wood – Wood siding is the perfect complement to country, Cape Cod, and similarly designed houses. Although many people love the appearance of real wood, it also requires more maintenance than other materials. Frequent painting or staining is necessary to keep the color pure, and it is susceptible to woodpecker, rodent, and insect activity, particularly in some climates.
- Stucco – The look of stucco is common on Spanish and Mediterranean style homes, but installing the siding without getting cracks requires the expertise of a professional. The siding is typically applied on top of wood walls, but it can also be used on brick or stone houses. Installation may be difficult, but it can last for the lifetime of your home.
- Stone/Stone Veneer – Stone gives the appearance of a carefully crafted wall. Both stone siding and veneers can provide the same aesthetic appeal as real stone if cost isn’t a concern. Veneers are lighter than stone, and they may be made from either synthetic or natural materials and in a broad range of styles. In spite of the pricey materials and the strength of stone, this type of siding requires regular maintenance to ensure it maintains its integrity.
- Brick/Brick Veneer – In most cases, homeowners choose the latter for easy installation and lower cost. Brick veneer is applied to a wood structure with mortar, creating a decorative outer shell that makes it look like the real thing.
- HardiePlank – Also called cement board siding, this material has been around for a long time, but it isn’t as familiar to many homeowners as some other materials. Even so, the advantages of HardiePlank siding are contributing to its popularity.
One of the advantages offered by HardiePlank siding is that it comes in a wide variety of textures and colors. It’s a great way to give your home the beautiful appeal of wood siding without the downfalls of wood, such as being vulnerable to water, termites, and fire. It even tends to be less expensive than wood siding.
Dixon Painting is the expert in siding replacement in Marietta you can count on for the best in quality siding and HardiePlank siding. Call us at 770-644-1992 to request a free estimate or to ask about the advantages of having siding installed on your home.