Introduction to common siding options
Do you want to give your home a makeover from the outside? All you need to do is change the siding and you are done. But which option should you go for? The following are some common examples that a professional contractor can install for you:
Stucco is basically cement that is combined with either sand or lime to create a surface. These were quite common during the 1950s but most people used the artificial variety. However, synthetic stucco has its own problems one of the main being that it is not as durable. Opt for pure stucco for longevity and have it tinted if you don’t want to invest in a paint job.
Solid wood such as redwood, cedar, pine, cypress etc remain the best siding options to this day even though we have access to the synthetic variety as well. Wood clapboard siding can last for years and it can be painted and stained easily. That’s why you still see old wooden homes standing undamaged to this day.
Fiber cement siding looks like masonry, wood and stucco and is often considered a low cost alternative to these options. This kind of siding is strong, fireproof and is also resistant to termites. Properly done, it can last for 50 years.
Vinyl is the most popular material for siding for most home owners in the US since it is strong, durable and is available in a range of colors and styles. It can also retain its shape in extreme temperatures and can withstand strong winds all while retaining its color. Since vinyl is also quite light, it can be installed quite easily and fast.
If you are in search of reliable contractors to install siding for you, JM Remodeling and Construction will not disappoint. Just give us a call and we will advise you on the best siding options as well.