||Siding for your Home
|The four most common siding materials are
wood, vinyl, and aluminum, and fiber cement
siding. Brick, stucco, and other materials
are dealt with in other areas of this guide.
- Aluminum Siding - Aluminum siding is the strongest. The
drawbacks to aluminum including
dipping, and the need to paint
it every few
- Fiber Cement Siding - This siding is very durable, available
in wood-like texture finish,
in several styles: lap siding,
vertical siding, and planks.
- Vinyl Siding - The most popular material for new construction,
vinyl siding is inexpensive,
easy to install,
and easy to maintain (no painting
It doesn't dent or rust, but
it may crack
if hit hard in very cold weather.
the color pervades the material,
do not readily show.
- Wood Siding - Wood is a traditional siding material
and is available in shingles and planks.
It is the most expensive of
the three options
and requires regular care,
and caulking, to maintain the
wood. On the
positive side, if well maintained,
be the most beautiful of the
explains why vinyl and aluminum
try to imitate