Exterior remodeling projects take a lot of planning and budgeting, so we want to help make it easier! We’ll go through some of the most popular choices for siding, the kind of style it will achieve, and how costs will compare.
This is arguably one of the most affordable and durable options for siding. Vinyl offers a variety of styles, textures, and thickness to choose, which makes it a great option for those on a budget who want a customizable, low-maintenance option. Due to it being made of plastic, however, it can be vulnerable to extreme weather conditions. Its insulating properties are lower, but there have been insulated vinyl panels recently introduced to the market.
Like vinyl, wood siding is a durable and customizable option that can be painted or stained to any desired color; plus, it can be treated with fire-retardant chemicals. It presents a timeless, charming look many homeowners desire and varies in price based on the grade of the wood. Wood siding, however, will need maintenance every couple of years to prevent weather damage and keep its vibrant color.
A siding that has risen in popularity since the 1990’s, this option will give your home the look of wood without the upkeep. It’s available in a variety of styles and textures and will most likely be cheaper than wood to buy/install. However, it’s a heavy-weight option compared to vinyl or wood. The installation costs will be higher because of it and the special installation equipment it will require.
A modern approach to siding that’s gaining in popularity due to its weather-resistant properties and durability. It’s not as customizable as other siding, but it does have pattern and texture options. Plus, it’s more energy-efficient because the metal will reflect sunlight to keep the home cooler. However, it’s the more expensive option out of these four; some costs can be offset if you opt for more affordable aluminum panels.
When choosing the right siding, it should fit both the style of your home and personal tastes. Our siding experts can help you decide the best option for your budget and take your home’s special needs into consideration as well. If you’ve decided to remodel or need replacement after storm damage, call Robinson Construction to begin planning your siding project!