Home Siding Choices
Siding is one of the most common surfaces used to cover modern homes. It comes in a variety of materials, each offering unique benefits. Siding is also available in a variety of colors to help customize the appearance of your home. Learning the particulars of each siding type will help you choose the perfect one for your home. Expert help is available from a Turner representative; contact us any time for a consultation.
Vinyl siding is a fairly new option; it’s only been around since the 1950s. Vinyl has become more durable and aesthetically pleasing in recent years, leading it to capture 32% of the U.S. siding market. Vinyl is fairly inexpensive, flexible, and easy to install. While not maintenance-free, it’s easy to keep clean.
Wood siding is one of the most aesthetically pleasing types available. Real or engineered wood siding gives your home an earthy, natural feel. Engineered wood siding is environmentally friendly since it’s made from recycled wood materials, such as sawdust and shavings. Wood siding is easy to install and can be painted any color you like. Many brands are sold pre-primed, which streamlines the painting process.
Durable siding is crucial, and aluminum is one of the most durable materials available. Aluminum is almost impervious to weather damage and debris, making it lower maintenance than other siding choices. Siding with an aluminum base is about 74% thicker than many other metals. Aluminum siding protects your home from insect damage because insects have no permanent place to nest on metal, which eliminates the need to spray your exterior.
If you want an environmentally friendly home, cement-fiber siding may be your best choice. It’s made from cement, sand, and other organic materials, which makes cement-fiber siding low maintenance and increases its durability. Like aluminum siding, cement fiber is extremely weather-resistant. You can match cement fiber to almost any existing siding because it comes in many colors and styles. Cement-fiber siding may be more expensive than other siding material up front, but its durability will save you money in the long run.
Turner representatives are always available to help you choose siding. Contact us to learn more about your options and the pros and cons of each.