Siding is one of the best ways to give your house’s exterior a brand-new look. The variety of home siding colors and siding options is virtually endless today.
Even better is the fact that replacing your home’s siding can boast an impressive 81.6% return on investment (ROI), boosting your home’s value and making it easy to sell later on.
These days, there are almost countless options for homeowners looking to replace their siding, from fiber-cement and stucco to bricks and stone.
Not sure which material is right for your anticipated home siding project? Here are three of the most popular siding options among homeowners today — along with their advantages and disadvantages:
Vinyl is by far the most popular material for home siding, thanks to its versatility, long lifespan and low maintenance requirements. Vinyl comes in a wide variety of styles and colors, and is easy to install — in fact, you might even be able to do it yourself. Best of all? Vinyl siding can last as long as 40 years when it’s properly cared for and maintained. However, some people don’t like vinyl for its “plastic” appearance.
Wood siding gives an attractive, natural look to homes — and when it’s maintained properly, wood siding can be surprisingly durable. There have been examples of wood siding that has lasted 100 years! However, this siding is more costly than vinyl and is vulnerable to damage from insects and termites.
Brick siding is a common option for homes built in the Colonial or English cottage style, and is known for its rustic charm. These days, you don’t need to own a brick house to have brick siding — brick siding comes in a veneer that encases your home’s existing structure. Brick siding will last as long as the lifespan of your house when installed correctly; however, it’s costly and labor-intensive to install.
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