How’s Your Façade?

Siding completes your home’s façade. The siding you choose will characterize your home and allow you to add some color to the exterior of your home. The six most popular types of siding are: vinyl, brick, wood, stucco, fiber-cement and stone and stone veneer. When choosing the siding that’s right for your home, consider the architectural design and which type of siding would best compliment your home’s aesthetic appeal. You also want to consider your budget. Each type of siding has its pros and cons as well as its pricing differences.

Vinyl siding is a popular choice amongst homebuilders and homeowners. The material not only lasts long but it’s pretty inexpensive and the requires very little maintenance. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors and is easy to keep clean. It comes in a couple of different style types so you can choose the one best suited to your home. Also, as a definite plus, this siding can be energy efficient when applied with foam backing.

Brick is a very traditional choice for siding that needs to be supported by the home’s foundation. This type of siding WILL LAST! It’s available in a variety of different colors, sizes and textures so no matter the style of your home, you will be able to find a great style choice in brick. It is more expensive than other types of siding (like vinyl) but it’s longevity and timeless style makes it worth every penny!

Wood is another type of siding to choose from. Its popularity has decreased as the cost of wood siding has gone up and it’s not the easiest material to maintain. It needs to be stained or painted every few years to keep it visually appealing. If this is the type of siding you choose, be sure to get flame retardant material.

Stucco is another type of siding. It’s most popular in warmer, dry climates. It shouldn’t be used in climates that get a lot of rain or snow. It’s offered in a variety of different colors and textures. It is a great insulator and naturally resistant to fire. The price range is pretty varied as it depends on the style, color and texture you choose.

If you like how wood siding looks but don’t want to pay the price for it, there’s fiber-cement. Fiber-cement is less expensive and more durable than wood. It’s not only resistant to fire but termites won’t eat away at it either. Also, it holds paint much longer than traditional wood as well.

Lastly, there’s stone and stone veneers. This is for the homeowner that is really going for a specific look for their home. There are a variety of styles to choose from with this material and it should last with the life of the building. It’s not super expensive and it will keep your home safe from fire, insects and rot.

At Rusco, we can help you with any of your siding needs. Give us a call to schedule a home consultation today!

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