Changing the siding of your home is a good way to enhance its appearance. And the good thing is that there’s a siding option available no matter what the color and style of your home. The following are some options available for your needs:
Cedar Siding (Average Initial Cost: $7,200)
Cedar shingles blend in beautifully with waterfronts, as well as areas with heavy volumes of trees. They’re made of cedar, and are usually stained in earth tones (browns and grays) so as to give it a more natural effect.
Wood Clapboard Siding (Average Initial Cost: $5,800)
Solid woods, such as cedar and pine, remain popular siding choices. This type of siding does need to be stained or painted periodically in order to maintain its appearance, but if it is, it can outlast most other types of siding.
Average Cedar Shingle Install Cost: $5,729
Fiber Cement Home Siding (Average Initial Cost: $8,700)
High-quality fiber cement siding can have the appearance of wood or brick, and it is even more durable, in addition to being fireproof. Many manufacturers sell it with a warranty of up to 50 years. Fiber cement house siding is strong, fireproof and termite-proof, and may have a warranty up to 50 years.
Seamless Steel Siding (Average Initial Cost: $7,300)
Seamless steel siding is known for its durability and resistance to extreme weather conditions and changing temperatures. Some can also be coated with different colors for vinyl.
Vinyl Siding (Average Initial Cost: $8,400)
Vinyl siding is the most popular siding choice, and the easiest to install and maintain. The down side is that it produces hazardous byproducts, and will release toxic chemicals when burned.
Aluminum Siding (Average Initial Cost: $6,600)
One of the benefits of aluminum siding is that it’s fireproof, as well as environmentally friendly. It’s also easy to maintain and install, and it’s durable enough in rough weather conditions.