Choosing the right materials for your residential siding can have a significant impact on the look, durability, and energy efficiency of your home. Here is a guide tips to help you select the right materials for your siding:
- Fiber Cement Siding: This siding is made from a mixture of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, making it resistant to fire, insects, and rot. It is low maintenance and has a long lifespan, making it an excellent investment for your home. It can mimic the look of wood or other materials and is an eco-friendly and sustainable option. The disadvantages of fiber cement siding are that it can be expensive compared to other options, requires special installation techniques and tools or structural support.
- Vinyl Siding: Vinyl siding is lightweight, durable, and easy to install, making it an affordable option. It is also low maintenance, as it doesn’t require painting or staining. On the flip side, it can crack or warp in extreme temperatures, fade over time and may not be as eco-friendly as other options.
- Engineered Wood Siding: This siding is made from wood fibers and resin, making it more durable than traditional wood siding. Engineered wood siding has a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance. It is also low maintenance, as it is resistant to rot and insects. It can be expensive, especially for high-quality materials.
- Aluminum Siding: Aluminum siding is energy-efficient, as it reflects sunlight and helps keep your home cool. It is resistant to fire, insects, rots etc. and is an eco-friendly and recyclable solution. The only reason that aluminum siding is not commonly used is that it can dent or scratch easily and can be noisy during wind or rain.
When it comes to budget, vinyl siding is typically the most affordable option, followed by fiber cement siding, engineered wood siding, and metal siding. It’s important to consider the long-term costs and benefits of each option to make the best choice for your home.
We would love to hear your ideas and suggestions for other materials to consider when selecting a siding for your home.You can also check out some of the most important factors to consider for a siding installation here. If you are looking for a siding repair or installation, MW Construction is one of the leading siding contractors in South Jersey and can provide you with top-class services at a reasonable price irrespective of the size of your project. To schedule a consultation for your home siding project in the South Jersey area, call us or write to us.