How to Choose the Best Siding for Your House

Did you know that the average cost to put new siding on a house is around $12 per square foot? If you are considering installing new house siding but you are not sure which one to choose, you are in the right place. We have put together this guide to share the difference between the most common options.

Keep reading to learn about the different types of siding.

1.Vinyl Siding

One of the most popular choices of siding is vinyl because it offers weatherproof protection and there are plenty of colors to choose from. Another bonus of vinyl is that it is made from PVC which essentially makes it fire-resistant (up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit).

Keep in mind that depending on where you live, vinyl siding will last between 10-15 years. It is sensitive to UV rays so, if you live in an area that has too much sun exposure year-round it’s best to opt for a different siding unless you don’t mind changing it.

2.Metal Siding

Metal is not only for roofing it can also make a great siding material for your house. Aluminum siding is becoming more popular because it is strong and not too difficult to install. We recommend calling a professional like The Trough Man because they can help you choose the best metal siding for your needs.

Metal is great if you live in areas with a lot of snow and extreme temperatures because it will not warp or rot.

3.Wood Siding

This option is one of the oldest siding options available. The great thing is that you can either paint it or stain it to look exactly how you want it. You can also choose whether you want it arranged like vertical boards or like shingles.

Keep in mind that wood siding is a much higher risk when it comes to house fires because it is a combustible material. You will also have to maintain it a lot more often to keep it from rotting.

4.Fiber Cement Siding

If you do not want to think about replacing your siding for at least three decades or 30 years, then this might be the best option for you. Fiber cement will stand up to harsh weather including strong winds and hail.

This is made from a mix of cement and wood pulp which is why it is so durable. Keep in mind that this option is one of the most expensive options because it costs a lot more to install. Installing fiber cement requires a lot more manpower and takes longer to install.

Unless you have experience we do not recommend trying to install fiber cement siding on your own.

Which Siding Will You Choose?

We hope that now that you are aware of the top siding options, you can make an informed decision and choose the best siding option for your home.

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