How To Select The Best Siding Materials

By fiderioandsons Oct 20, 2019




The Pros and Cons of the Top Siding Materials

Whether you’re thinking about building a new home, doing a home renovation or adding a home addition, selecting the right siding can enhance the visual appeal and value of your home. However, the appearance is not the only thing you should look out for with siding. Be sure you consider factors such as weather, durability and maintenance, as it is important to be informed of the different options. At Fiderio & Sons, we’ve got you covered with more than 35 years’ experience and quality materials while offering professional recommendations and solutions. More than any other home feature, 61% of homeowners ranked “overall exterior appearance” as the most important renovating decision according to Professional Builder Magazine Survey. Take a look below at just a few of the popular siding options.

Vinyl
Vinyl siding is becoming one of the popular choices for home additions and even the construction of new homes. The best attributes of vinyl siding include being weatherproof, fade-resistant, and extremely durable. Vinyl siding offers a spectrum of fade-resistant colors and there are quality manufacturers that even offer Lifetime Limited Warranty. Homeowners can select one of many maintenance-free styles such as classic clapboard, shiplap, beaded, shakes or shingle profiles in many styles, widths, and textures. Vinyl siding is becoming increasingly more popular due the price and top of the line performance, not to mention quality manufacturers such as CertainTeed that offer Cedar Impressions™ & Certaplank™ vinyl siding with the authentic appearance of wood siding without the hassle of real wood siding! The price is also attractive, so it is a great value for homeowners. Vinyl siding may require power washing over the years to prevent grime or mold, but it is considered low maintenance compared to other products on the market.

Wood
Wood is a popular choice for siding since there are many different options to choose from. Wood is very trendy on coastline homes because if offers a rustic but elegant curb appeal with great durability plus, you have the option of staining it different shades or painting it a specific color. Wood is natural and  beautiful, which makes it a highly sought-after siding option for use in traditional architecture. While the type and style chosen can cause the cost to vary significantly, wood siding will always cost more than your traditional vinyl siding. If wood siding is maintained every five years or so, it can last for 20 to 40 years or more. However, if not well-maintained, its lifespan decreases. There are six different kinds of wood not including the engineered-wood alternative. They are a mixture of hardwoods and softwoods, with some variation in the density of the wood. When searching for wood siding, be sure you research the highest grade of wood siding possible and ask your Fiderio & Sons Remodeling Specialist about wood or wood-like products that are insect and rot resistant.

Brick
Brick siding is very common because it is aesthetically pleasing, durable and more energy efficient than other siding materials. You won’t have to maintain brick siding much at all, but the masonry may eventually need some work many years down the road. The main negative about brick siding is the price, as it tends to be much more expensive than other types of siding.

Stone facade 
Stone facade veneer delivers the beauty and craftsmanship of natural ledge stone in an affordable, easy-to-install panelized system. One of the most modern siding materials used today is a manufactured architectural stone veneer. It has been known to add striking curb appeal as it offers dimension and character to any house. Many homeowners select this product for their home additions and renovations because of the attractive appearance and because it works well on “portions” of the home as an attractive accent. The price of stone facade itself is not too expensive, and recent research shows that stone veneer has one of the highest returns on investment of any home remodeling upgrade – over 90% according to the Professional Builder magazine survey.

Fiderio & Sons provides premium residential roofing & siding options to homeowners throughout Connecticut. We have more than 35 years of experience remodeling and constructing homes, so we can answer all your questions about the types of siding materials. From the appearance to the maintenance and everything in between, we will ensure you are comfortable with your decision. When you’re ready to tackle your next home renovation, contact us at 203. 692.2400 to book a consultation to learn more.

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