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Building a New Home and Want Siding? 2 Types to Choose From

Ashley Hart

If you are building a new home and have decided to put siding on it, there are many different types for you to choose from. To help you below is information about two types so you can get started building your new home.

Vinyl Siding

A common type of siding you will find on many homes is vinyl siding. This is because this type offers many benefits. It is low in maintenance and the only thing you have to do is keep it clean, which can easily be done with a pressure washer or cleaning it by hand. This generally only needs to be done yearly. You will never have to paint the siding and it is resistant to rot and pests. 

Vinyl siding is also durable and can hold up to hail, heavy winds, heavy rains, etc. Because it does not rot even if you get a lot of rain in your area you do not have to worry about damage to your siding. You will also find vinyl siding is generally less expensive than using wood or brick. It also saves you money in installation costs as vinyl siding is easy to install.

If you choose insulated vinyl siding, you will find that your energy bills are lower each month. This adds insulation to the insulation already in your home, so your home is well protected from the cold and the heat. 

Vinyl siding is available in different textures so you can make it look like more expensive siding, such as cedar or stone. You can choose from a variety of colors as well, which can add to the curb appeal of your home. 

Wood Siding

If it is within your budget, you can choose wood siding, which is much more expensive when compared to vinyl. You can easily paint the wood a different color if you like or you can stain the wood if you prefer to make it look different. Wood siding does require a lot of maintenance. For example, you must restain the wood every few years. You also must keep an eye out for damage as termites love to eat wood. If moisture gets trapped in the wood this can lead to rot.

If you like the look of wood but it is not in your budget, choose manufactured wood siding. This offers the same benefits as wood without the high price tag. You do have to keep an eye out because if moisture gets trapped behind manufactured wood siding it will rot the wood, as well as cause mold and mildew to grow.

Talk with a contractor that installs siding to learn much more about these two types, as well as other types available.


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