Washington-based siding contractors give the low down on types of siding.
Choosing the Best Siding Option for Your Home
When it comes to curb appeal, the landscaping doesn’t matter if the exterior of the home looks shabby. Siding is a great way to give your home a completely new look that’s much more durable and versatile than a coat of paint. Many people are not even aware of some of the options available when it comes to siding. While there are pros and cons with every siding, a reputable siding company can help you make the right choice for your home and situation.
The Natural Look of Wood Siding
Wood siding has been around for a very long time. Attractive and versatile, wood siding provides a classic look to any home. It comes in shakes (shingles) or traditional clapboard panels and can be painted or stained. When you are ready for a change, it can be painted again or can be disposed of guilt because it is biodegradable. The versatility of this product is shown through the variety of types of siding that fit into this category:
- Cedar: Cedar siding provides a rustic and old-world look.
- Hardwood: Sustainable hardwoods can be a lovely addition whether painted or stained.
- Manufactured hardwood: A more durable form of wood that is just as versatile as the others and may last longer.
Popular and Pretty Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding has been the go-to choice of contractors for many years. It is a fairly inexpensive option that is long-lasting and takes very little maintenance. Although this type of siding cannot be painted, vinyl comes in a wide variety of styles and colors, so homeowners are certain to find something to fit their tastes if they choose this option. Insulated vinyl siding is another option to help increase the energy efficiency of the home.
Strength and Durability with Fiber Cement Siding
This composite of cement, sand, and natural fibers is perhaps the most versatile of this list because it can be manufactured to look like almost any other type of siding. It can be made to resemble wood grain or stone and provides a dramatic look. While it may be on the expensive side, this product is highly durable and often comes with a warranty of up to 50 years. It can even come with insurance rebates or discounts due to its non-combustible nature and its ability to resist wind and storm damage.
Sophisticated and Strong Stone Siding
As with wood, stone has been used for building since the dawn of history, but now there are many more options that are available for an existing home. Using stone to build can be expensive due to the cost of bringing it in as well as paying qualified masons to put it together. The products mentioned below can be used on a home to give it the look of stone but without the weight and cost of full stone construction. They are often used as accents on lower parts of the house or on chimneypieces.
- Stone Veneer
- Manufactured Stone
About Cobalt Exteriors, Inc.
CobaltExteriors, Inc. has been serving homes in the Woodinville, WA area since 1989. We provide not only high-quality products but expert advice and reasonable prices. Call Cobalt Exteriors today for a consultation.