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5 Options For Siding Installation

by Marvin Gilbert

Siding installations is a quick and amazing way to change the appearance of your home. These sidings, which range from the cheap and maintenance free vinyl sidings to cedar shakes, you will get a siding material that suits your home as well as your lifestyle. However, you should make sure that you consult a siding contractor before you install your sidings to know which sidings are suitable for your home. The following are five options for siding installation.

1. Vinyl Siding

This siding material is made from PVC. One benefit of vinyl siding over other siding options like cedar and wood is that it doesn't flake or rot. In addition, it is much cheaper to buy and install vinyl siding, unlike other siding options. However, vinyl siding has one disadvantage; it can split, fade, or crack with time. In addition, vinyl sidings produce harmful products, particularly toxic chemicals if exposed to fire.

2. Shingle Sidings Made From Cedar

Cedar shingles, also known as shakes, are classing siding materials used in most American homes. These siding materials usually blend very well with wooded waterfronts and landscapes. Cedar shingles come from natural cedar, and they come in earthen colors like gray or brown, amongst others. The sidings give your house the ordinary appearance of real wood, and they don't need a lot of maintenance like wood clapboard.

3. Aluminum Sidings

Many people consider aluminum siding options to be out of date. However, some homeowners and constructors still use aluminum sidings as a substitute to vinyl sidings. Both aluminum and vinyl sidings require less maintenance and can last for some years. However, aluminum sidings can fade and dent, but they cannot crack or split like vinyl sidings. In addition, aluminum sidings are fireproof, and they are not harmful to the environment or your health.

4. Home Siding Made Of Wood Clapboard

Today, we have seen the introduction of new siding material made of synthetic wood, which is a bit cheaper, durable, and almost maintenance-free. However, home siding materials made of solid woods like cypress, pine, cedar, redwood, and spruce among others remain to be very popular siding choices for many homes. These siding options only need regular painting for their maintenances, and they can last longer than vinyl siding and other siding materials. The thing is, wood clapboard siding materials can last for many decades.

5. Fiber Cement Siding

These siding materials resemble masonry, stucco, or wood. They have a natural look, and they are more durable and cheaper than wood. Fiber cement siding materials are very strong, termite proof, and fireproof, and they usually come with a warranty of around 50 years.

For more information, contact your local siding replacement services today.