Choosing The Right Siding For Your House

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Building a home requires a lot of decisions. One of them is what kind of siding you want to have. You have a number of choices when it comes to which siding you want to use.

Fiber Cement Siding

This siding is really made out of cement. But it's cement mixed with other things, usually sand and recycled wood fibers or cellulose. Everything gets mixed together in the proper proportions, and then is flattened out and baked. The baking process makes the material hard enough and sturdy enough to be able to be put on your house. The cement is what makes it strong. The sand helps to keep it light, and the wood or cellulose keep the entire material from cracking in the weather. 

There are a lot of benefits to using fiber cement siding. It is a very long lasting siding option. Fiber cement is also very insect resistant. Your siding would also be very rot resistant. Additionally, it is fire resistant, which is a big bonus in areas that are prone to wildfires. Siding that helps to resist fire may help to make the difference in keeping the fire away. 

There are a few disadvantages of using fiber cement siding too. One of them is the price. It is more expensive than some of the other options out there. It's also not an easy or quick installation. It will take some time to get it on the walls of your house. Painting the siding is also more difficult than painting things like wood siding. 

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is one of the most common siding choices. It's lightweight and long lasting. It is also insect resistant, but insects can eventually get in under the siding and burrow into the wood and start causing problems with your house. 

One benefit to using vinyl siding is that it is inexpensive. It's a good choice if you are on a very tight budget. You can get tinted siding, as well as textured siding. That means you can get siding that looks just like wood, if that's what you want. One drawback to using vinyl is that you do need to check it out regularly to make sure that there are no cracks in it. You will also need to wash it or it will look dirty. 

Choosing the right siding will give your house the character you want. The right siding will also protect your house. Visit a siding contractor like Newlook Sidings Inc today to see your options.


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