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What Type of Home Siding Should You Install???


Everybody, who wants to get siding installed in their home, might have known that siding is basically installed to protect one’s house from various elements. As a matter of fact, proper siding installation certainly ensures a handy contribution to beautify the outsides of your house and every other building. However, you should have a proper plan regarding the budget and the climate of the place you belong before you are all done to install a new siding.

Once you are done deciding the cost, climatic condition, designs, and all the pre-requisites for the installation, have a look on the following types of home sliding which are most common and may suit the outside of your house well.

  1. Vinyl Siding

You can call it as the most inexpensive siding. If you belong to warm and humid climates, this is a must install siding. Vividly and vulnerably, it is a poor choice when it comes to places with colder climatic condition. Having said that, here are other considerations to follow:

  1. It doesn’t easily rot or flake out.
  2. It resists heat and wind with ease.
  3. The best part of this very material is that it is available with wide range of designs and colors.
  4. It requires too less of repair and maintenance-comparatively.
  5. Manner of fading away slightly can be considered as a major drawback.

People in the south usually take this siding home to install as it has high resistance to humidity. Being relatively easier to install, it also helps in reducing the overall siding installation cost from the professionals. Not to forget-vinyl will surely (almost) require repairs after some major storms.

  1. Stucco Sliding

Do you own a house in an area with dry climates? Stucco is the best sliding you can install if your answer will be a yes. It surely is expensive but the costs associated with labor and their charge will surely exceed then other available alternatives. The best part of this siding is that you can easily get it painted to suit any of the landscapes.

As vinyl siding is not a good choice for stormy places, so is stucco siding when it comes to humid climates experiencing frequent rain. The framing placed underneath the siding is vulnerable to mold and rots which consequently will lead to an extensive maintenance, repair, or even replacement. With the need of only occasional sandblasting and maintenance, experts claim that this siding would last in the range of 50 to 80 long years.

  1. Wood Siding

With regular maintenance required, wood siding will last for years and years which will worth every penny you’ll spend on it. Following are some of the considerations that wood sidings include:

  • Crack prone, often affected by humidity causing splits and mildews.
  • Pine, fir, redwood are some the choices if you want to install this kind of sidings.
  • Available in pre-primed planks with shakes and shingles.

As told earlier, wood siding is vulnerable to mold and mildew. That proves how bad this siding can be in humid conditions. However, there are ways to keep it in a safer and good condition. You can power wash, stain, and then seal it in cooler conditions to prevent mold and mildew build up.

  1. Metal Siding

You can usually see this applied to ranch homes and second-story additions. It is obvious that it can handle the extremities of monsoon season making it much popular in areas with southern tropical climates. Check out its traits:

  • Available with wide ranges of colors, textures, and designs.
  • Have the ability to mimic wood in some designs.
  • Installment cost is comparatively reasonable.

Usually, metal siding is offered in steel and aluminum. They are often available in either vertical board-and-batten or lapboard styles. It has got enough resistivity when it comes to hurricanes and storms.


These 4 are the most common kind of siding installed in the United States. Read here and research more about these four types and get the most effective and suitable one installed in your house.

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